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Disney’s latest resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort is garnering a ton of excitement and as of today, guests wishing to dine at Topolino, which means Mickey Mouse in Italian, by the way, is accepting reservations for dinner.

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Guests are already able to reserve a room for stays beginning December 16, 2019 and is the 15th Disney Vacation Club resort on Walt Disney World property and will whisk guests away to the French Riviera with its opulent and European theme.

The newest deluxe resort at Walt Disney World will offer around 300 room opportunities that include Tower Studios, unique (thus far) to the Riviera Resort that will sleep two guests. Other accommodations include deluxe studios, one and two bedroom villas and grand villas that can sleep up to 12 guests.

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Disney’s Riviera Resort features a new signature table-service restaurant called Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, which, as we already said, means Mickey Mouse in Italian!

The restaurant, featuring authentic flavors from French and Italian cultures and the views from the restaurant will host spectacular views of Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

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The restaurant will be open for breakfast and dinner and breakfast will be a character dining experience. So, who will you get to meet at this fun and new character opportunity? Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck will all be there and will be doning outfits unique to Topolino’s.

Breakfast will not be a buffet but instead will be a prix fixe menu. Similar to several other dining locations, such as Be Our Guest’s breakfast, guests will receive an assortment of pastries and bread that include Danish, croissants, blueberry scones, and what is known as Epi bread, a rustic pull-apart baguette.

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Entree selections include a choice of Quiche Gruyère with house-made pancetta, Sour Cream Waffle, Wood-fired Butchers Steak, Smoked Salmon, Spiced Sausage Hash, Two Eggs Any Style, a plant based “omelet” selection and more.

For dinner, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (what is it with these expansive names Disney?!) will include a minimum dress code, not common among dining options at Walt Disney World, so be sure to check out Disney’s website HERE or contact 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463) for more details on that.

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Dishes for this unique WDW nighttime dining experience will include “a selection of fresh oak-grilled meats, classically-prepared seafood and handmade pastas.” according to Disney Parks Blog.

No corn dogs and turkey legs here, guests can begin their dining experience with a Burrata con panna with black winter truffle and sea salt or gnocchi with duck confit and aged parmesan.

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Entrées selections include rigatoni with braised chicken, charred artichokes, and crème fraiche, bouillabaisse, a traditional french fish stew that will be served with seared cod, mussels, turbot, clams, and saffron broth. Other entrees include king salmon and filet of beef.

Pair your meal with a vast array of wines from the Mediterranean coast and other European locations.

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Don’t forget dessert, options include mouthwatering items such as Fruits of the Forest with a black currant mousse, blueberry sorbet and macerated berries, or try out the Hibiscus Cake or pistachio mousse with pistachio cake.

Guests staying at or looking to dine or visit Disney’s Riviera Resort will also have a new way to travel to or from the resort, Epcot, certain Disney Resorts or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Disney Skyliner, a state-of-the-art gondola system that will begin operating this fall.

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Reservations are now open for Topolino’s Terrace with dates available beginning December 16, 2019. The character dining breakfast experience will be offered daily from  7:30–11:00 a.m.

Dinner will be served daily from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Both breakfast and dinner will be available for dining credits on the Disney Dining Plan. Breakfast for one table service dining credit per person and dinner will be two table service dining credits per person. Discounts will be available for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members.

Other dining options at Disney’s Riviera Resort include Le Petit Café, a bustling coffee and wine bar. There will also be a new quick service dining location called Primo Piatto themed after the quaint dining establishments located along the European Riviera. Bar Riva will be the resort’s pool bar that will feature open air seating and Mediterranean vibes.

Thank you for stopping by and for the love of the mouse, never forget, that it all started with a mouse.

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