I’ve always been a huge fan of the Disney World water parks, especially Typhoon Lagoon. It’s like a tropical paradise in Central Florida, and it’s the best way to cool down on a hot Florida day. That’s why I’m sharing this guide to H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon in Disney World!
What’s H20 Glow Nights? It’s a limited-time event that started in 2018 and only runs in the summer months. It runs on Thursday and Saturday nights form May 30 to August 24 at Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.
Last Saturday, I got to go to h20 Glow Nights Pool Party at Disney World for the first time! Keep reading to hear all of my thoughts on this special event.
What is H20 Glow Nights Pool Party?
First, let me explain what this party actually is. Basically, it’s an after-hours event at Typhoon Lagoon. There are special things throughout the park like character meet and greets, a dance party on the beach, live music, games, and themed floats in the lazy river.
The real lure of H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon is that they only let in a limited number of people. The party runs from 8 pm – 11 pm, but it’s significantly less crowded. You can enjoy the wave pool, lazy river, beach, food, and slides without any crowds or wait.
How Much Does H20 Glow Nights Cost?
Now for the money talk. This wouldn’t be a guide to H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon if I didn’t mention how much it cost. The event is the same price as a regular ticket to the Disney water parks.
Tickets cost $59, but there are occasional Florida resident discounts. For kids 3 to 9, tickets costs $54.
You can purchase tickets online in advance or at the ticket counter at the park.
What characters can you meet at the H20 Glow Nights?
One of the perks of H20 Glow is the special characters located throughout the park. During my party, Disney was celebrating Toy Story and Pixar, so there were Toy Story favorites like Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and even Bo Peep.
These are characters you can’t usually find throughout the regular parks, so this is a great time to get in those extra-special character encounters.
How long are the wait times at H20 Glow Nights?
From what I could tell, all of the rides and slides were open during my visit, though that might change depending on the specific night.
When we were there, the wait times were never longer than 10 minutes. For most rides, that simply meant that the walk to the front was 10 minutes! I will say that some of the slides were a bit scarier in the dark, but that just added to the thrill.
Sometimes we had the line completely to ourselves! In my opinion, the short wait times are the best part of this fun party.
What can adults do at H20 Glow Nights?
I was surprised by just how many adult-only groups and couples I saw at H20 Glow Nights. I was one of them, of course, so I don’t know why I was so surprised.
As an adult, I loved doing all of the slides without worrying about long wait times. I also loved enjoying the lazy river and the wave pool without worrying about the usual hoards of kids. Sometimes you just want to escape the kids at Disney World, you know?
The best part about H20 Glow Nights is the adults-only area. Near the recently refurbished dive area, there’s an adults-only section. While I didn’t see anyone checking IDs to make sure everyone was 18+, this was a much more laid back area. There was live music, a popular bar, and cool lighting.
My Review of H20 Glow Nights
So what did I think of H20 Glow Nights? I might be biased because I love the water parks and get to visit all the time, but I thought it was a great experience. It wasn’t hot, I didn’t have to worry about crowds, and it was a much more laid-back experience.
The special food for the event was also a huge pro! They had a special menu for both food and drinks, and my partner and I loved everything we tried.
Ultimately, do I think it’s worth having a shorter, less crowded time at the water park? Personally, yes. But if it’s your first time visiting Typhoon Lagoon, it might be worth opting for the full-day visit instead. However, for a fun activity that really lets you maximize your time in the park, it’s totally worth it.
Tips for H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon
Last but not least, let me share some tips that can help you make the most of your time at H20 Glow Nights. The party runs only 3 hours, so you want to get your money worth!
Despite the party advertising that it begins at 8 pm, you can actually get in at 7 pm. You’re free to ride anything and get settled during this time, but the actual “party” doesn’t start until 8. This is a great time to try some of the food, get your locker, and ride a few things before the sun sets.
Rent a Locker
I highly recommend renting a locker. I know a lot of people are comfortable leaving their stuff on a chair, but I’m not one of them. Just because you’re at Disney World doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful. You can rent a small locker for just $10 for the full event. I was able to fit 2 towels, a change of clothes, water, and more all in a small locker. It’s well-worth the investment.
Ride a Fun Floaty
In the lazy river, there are some new additions to the usual tubes! You’ll find floats of all shapes and sizes, so try to snag a cool one. It’s the perfect photo opportunity!
Are You Going to H20 Glow at Typhoon Lagoon?
Are you thinking of going to H20 Glow this summer? Make sure you maximize your time to enjoy the full extent of the party. It’s so much fun, you’ll be so glad you went! I hope you enjoyed this guide to H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon, and I hope to see you at the parks soon.
Have you visited Typhoon Lagoon for H20 Glow? Let me know what you think in the comments!