Disney’s Riviera Resort gives a nod to the art of the European Riviera and to European Disney artwork.

Walt and Lillian Disney enjoyed many vacations to the European Riviera. Walt regularly sent artwork back to the states and was inspired by the art and literature he experienced in European and particularly France and Italy.

Disney’s Riviera Resort features more than forty signature pieces of artwork including original photos of Walt and Lillian, movie posters from Disney movies, and curated pieces exclusively for this resort.

When I attended the Grand Opening ceremonies, complements of Disney’s Media Relations, I was able to see some of this amazing artwork! Let’s take a look!

Movie Posters

Finding Dory movie poster

Finding Dory movie poster

Wreck it Ralph movie poster

Wreck it Ralph movie poster

Moana movie poster

Moana movie poster

Inside Out movie poster

Inside Out movie poster

Zootopia

Zootopia

Frozen movie poster

Frozen movie poster

These movie posters line the hallway on the first floor in front of the formal lawn.

These movie posters line the hallway on the first floor in front of the formal lawn.

Skyliner Murals

Disney’s Riviera Resort was designed from day one to integrate Disney’s Skyliner. Even the Art Director told us that the theme of the resort is flight.

Adjacent to the leisure pool is a tunnel that takes you to the Skyliner. Look up to see these beautiful murals!

This mural features the lanterns from Tangled!

This mural features the lanterns from Tangled!

The other side of the mural shows the lanterns flying over to the castle.

The other side of the mural shows the lanterns flying over to the castle.

In addition to the murals, there are also two large water features in this tunnel.

In addition to the murals, there are also two large water features in this tunnel.

Here’s a whole-picture view of the Tangled mural.

Here’s a whole-picture view of the Tangled mural.

On the other side of the tunnel is a Peter Pan mural.

On the other side of the tunnel is a Peter Pan mural.

The mural features Big Ben and Peter Pan flying over London.

The mural features Big Ben and Peter Pan flying over London.

…to Neverland!

…to Neverland!

Disney-Themed Art

Throughout the residence halls, you’ll find Disney-themed artwork like this one of Cinderella Castle.

Throughout the residence halls, you’ll find Disney-themed artwork like this one of Cinderella Castle.

This painting features the Darling children and their dog listening to a story.

This painting features the Darling children and their dog listening to a story.

Here are two pieces: On the left is Ariel and on the right is Rapunzel from Tangled.

Here are two pieces: On the left is Ariel and on the right is Rapunzel from Tangled.

Here is another painting from Tangled and the beautiful lanterns!

Here is another painting from Tangled and the beautiful lanterns!

This painting is of Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

This painting is of Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

Here’s Belle reading a book in front of a water fountain. Beauty and the Beast was inspired by the French countryside, which fits right in with the styling of this resort!

Here’s Belle reading a book in front of a water fountain. Beauty and the Beast was inspired by the French countryside, which fits right in with the styling of this resort!

Here’s a photo of the Aristocats enjoying their own French Riviera balcony!

Here’s a photo of the Aristocats enjoying their own French Riviera balcony!

Original Photos

These photos featuring Walt and Lillian can be found outside of the Voyages Lounge library near Le Petit Café.

These photos featuring Walt and Lillian can be found outside of the Voyages Lounge library near Le Petit Café.

Even the framing and positioning of the photos is fun!

Even the framing and positioning of the photos is fun!

In the foreground, see Walt and Lillian with a very early version of Mickey Mouse!

In the foreground, see Walt and Lillian with a very early version of Mickey Mouse!

Here’s a close of up of that amazing photo.

Here’s a close of up of that amazing photo.

Walt loved vehicles!

Walt loved vehicles!

Of all kinds!

Of all kinds!

Other Art

There is a variety of Riviera-themed artwork around the resort that doesn’t have anything to do with Disney.

There is a variety of Riviera-themed artwork around the resort that doesn’t have anything to do with Disney.

It’s not just paintings, though! There are also sculptures like this one in one of the elevator lobbies.

It’s not just paintings, though! There are also sculptures like this one in one of the elevator lobbies.

Buy Your Own

If you like the artwork at Disney’s Riviera Resort, you can take it home with you!

Don’t grab your favorite piece off the wall! Instead, head into La Boutique off the second-floor lobby and order your own!

This station allows you to order your favorite piece(s), customize them with frames and mats, and take them home with you!

This station allows you to order your favorite piece(s), customize them with frames and mats, and take them home with you!

Just look for the square tower in the middle of the store, and order below. There’s even more artwork above!

Just look for the square tower in the middle of the store, and order below. There’s even more artwork above!

Do you like the artwork in Disney’s Riviera Resort?