Last night I was fortunate to be invited to a special Disney parks blog meetup at Typhoon Lagoon to kick off their special after hours party, H2O Glow.
For those unfamiliar with this event, it happens every Thursday and Saturday from May 30th through August 24th. Tickets are $59 and there is an Annual Passholder discount. With your ticket you can enter Typhoon Lagoon at 6pm but the event is technically from 8pm until 11pm. To buy tickets or for more information you can click here.
Last night we arrived at Typhoon Lagoon around 6pm, they checked us in and we were allowed into the park around 7:30pm. We went straight to Leaning Palms, one of their quick service restaurants to fuel up. The Cast Members were having a hard time preparing the food items, it seemed that we caught them by surprise because they were trying to yell instructions on how to prepare the specialty food. It took about 20 minutes but we finally got our food and here’s what it looked like. We enjoyed it all, loved the bathtub ice cream Sundae. For the complete offerings you can click here.
There is also an adult only area with another bar that had live entertainment, the entire park seemed very chill, with everyone having a good time.
After that my party split up to go ride the slides while I lived streamed, it had been about 10 years since I’ve been to Typhoon Lagoon and I got a bit lost along the way, but we managed to see all the special elements, and speaking of that, during the party there is a DJ with Partysaurus Rex at the beach playing fun tunes. Also there is a meet and greet area with Woody and Jessie and another with Buzz Lightyear. This year in honor of Toy Story 4 coming out there was also an inflatable Forky photo op.
The glow element itself felt lost, other than the gator at the front and some lights here and there the park looked normally lit. I’m sure as a safety precaution they can’t just turn off the lights and let you wander in the dark. But what struck me the most was how light the crowds were. Even if there was more people I think this is the way to visit the water park. My family did all the slides in less than 3 hours with time to enjoy the food and atmosphere.
I would say if you are coming to Typhoon Lagoon and don’t need the sun to have a good time this is the party to attend. Here is the replay of the live stream from last night