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H2O Glow Nights lights up Typhoon Lagoon for late-night water park summer fun

Disney H2O Glow Nights debuted this week at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, kicking off a new way to enjoy your Summer nights at Walt Disney World. The Disney Blog was invited to a media preview where we danced at the new nighttime pool party, enjoyed the pulsating music from a DJ spinning popular songs, sampled unique food and beverage offerings only available at Disney H2O Glow Nights, and met with our favorite Toy Story characters. The night time fun was augmented with glowing inner tubes and beverages that light up the night and other glow-in-the-dark effects.

Disney H2O Glow Nights really does paint Typhoon Lagoon in a whole new light.

Disney H2O Glow Nights takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 11. On each of those nights, after the sun sets, Rex, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie transform Typhoon Lagoon like never before. The Partysaurus Rex himself serves as host and invites guests of all ages to join the festivities.

All attractions are open in addition to special food and beverage offerings, Toy Story character greetings, a DJ dance party on the beach and more. Disney H2O Glow Nights also features The Wharf, a unique, adults-only area with a private bar and entertainment.

For us the evening started with a mix-in with Typhoon Lagoon guests starting at 7pm. Then as day guests left at 8pm, the water park started to dial up up the H2O Glow Nights specific experiences with everything kicking into high gear around 8:30pm.

One of the advantages of a night time event is that people who burn easily or otherwise don’t want to risk over exposure to the sun can enjoy the thrilling attractions of Typhoon Lagoon with no worries. We also found that waits were dramatically lower than you experience during the day. Two big selling points.

We also really enjoyed the special food offerings, particularly the Impossible Burger, for the evening. Ice Cream sandwiches were also a guest favorite.

Tickets are $55 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up, and $50 plus tax for children ages 3-9. That’s essentially the cost of a single day ticket, but you get Typhoon Lagoon with a lot fewer guests. We experienced no waits over 10 minutes, which means those who wanted to were able to go on every attraction in the park, some multiple times during the event.