Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History

Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History

There’s nothing like being one of the first to try out a new experience. As we get closer to the completion and opening of Disney’s Riviera Resort, not only will it be worth having a reservation to stay there, but it also means new dining experiences are on the way. The inspiration behind the signature restaurant at Disney’s Riviera Resort digs deep into Disney history.

Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History
Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Archives

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, is the new signature dining experience coming to Disney’s Riviera Resort. As Italians already know, Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. The inspiration for the restaurant comes from cliffside restaurants on the European Riviera. Walt and his wife Lillian loved to vacation in Europe, known for its cliffs, islands, vistas, and the Mediterranean Sea. The combination of all of these makes a perfect setting for fine dining.

Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History

I challenge you to stop what you’re doing and just imagine walking through the doors of the rooftop restaurant, and how stunning the visual effects will be. The sights of Italian and French textures and colors. Then there’s the carvings and stonework, resembling ancient European villages on the coastlines.

Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History
The aromas coming from the onstage kitchen are dreamy. Next, we see a wood-burning grill preparing fresh meats and seafood. Back in the kitchen, the culinary team is hard at work preparing fresh handmade pastas along with fresh pressed olive oil. The desserts are like nothing you’ve tasted before, with the flavors reflecting the Riviera.

Inspiration Behind the Signature at Disney’s Riviera Resort Digs Deep into Disney History

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera wouldn’t be complete without wine. The wines are sourced throughout the South of France and Coastal Italy. For the non-wine drinkers, mixologists will be shaking signature cocktails showcasing citrus, figs, and vanilla tones.

Dinner is just the beginning of this new dining experience. Take your pick of dining either indoor or outdoor. The views from the top are stunning. Enjoy the fireworks from both Epcot and Hollywood Studio’s while you’re dining.

Lastly, breakfast will be available at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. Even better, it’s going to be a character dining experience!! Check back for more details about who will be joining you at breakfast.

The inspiration behind the signature restaurant at Disney’s Riviera Resort digs deep into Disney history, and I love it. Knowing it’s themed after a region that Walt and Lillian loved to visit together, makes it even more special to the resort. My mouth is watering thinking about fresh homemade pasta.

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