H2O Glow Nights Featuring Partysaurus Rex Review

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H2O Glow Nights

Did you know that you can purchase tickets for an after-hours event at Typhoon Lagoon?  H2O Glow Nights are available, Thursday and Saturday evenings, now through August 11th.  From exploration time and a media presentation to a crazy storm, a quiet park and onto the awesome H2O Glow Nights After Hours event, the day went by much too quickly.   Here is our review of this terrific night-time event.

When we arrived earlier in the day, the weather was very warm and sunny.  The entrance of the park was sporting signs of the H2O Glow Nights event to take place that evening.

First of all, we had some time to explore Typhoon Lagoon for a bit to get some photos before heading to a media presentation.

During our journey, we particularly enjoyed the wave pool.  You hear the “Woosh!” sound just before the wave appears.  At that moment, everyone begins to scream as the wave approaches.  It was great fun, and quite mesmerizing, to watch this.  See our Live video of the Typhoon Lagoon Surf  Pool here: 

Check out our short “Woosh!” video of a wave forming during H2O Glow Nights here:

Next, we attended an event where Chef Hal let us know about many of the food offerings available during H2O Glow Nights.  Our personal favorite was the adobo chicken with rice, plantains and black beans.  We also enjoyed the Impossible Burger, which is exclusive to H2O Glow Nights at the moment.  Another popular choice on the table, also exclusive for the event, is the Gelato Cookies.  According to Chef Hal, the sugar cookie Sunrise Lagoona Delight, and the chocolate chip Sunset Lagoona Delight, are very popular amongst the younger crowd. Also popular is the Sprite with Fruit Boba and a glow cube for the little ones or the Glow XFusion with vodka and passion fruit boba for the adults.

Also available during the media presentation was Mark Dukes, General Manager.  He spoke with us about the Pixar inspiration, including Partysaurus Rex, for H2O Glow Nights.

After the conclusion of the media presentation, we walked around Typhoon Lagoon to take some photos.  There was a storm rolling in, but we enjoyed seeing some of the water slides, food and beverage options, photo-ops, ride props and floral representations. We also had the opportunity to meet Lilo outside of Singapore Sal’s Souvenirs.

Due to the storm wreaking havoc upon us, we had to take cover.  The wave pool was cleared, all rides were closed, and Lifeguards were directed to leave their stations.  As the storm settled down to just rain, we grabbed the umbrella and headed out.  What an amazing experience it was to see the park empty, the wave pool calm and picnic tables void of humans.  We were particularly fascinated by the fact that Castaway Creek had no tubes floating.  What could have happened to them so quickly?

When we found the tubes we were in utter amazement at how many of them there were!  See our short video of the tube phenomenon here:

Next, we picked up our H2O Glow Nights wristbands and put on our glow-gear.

At 8:03 pm, everything was re-opened and a joyous sound rang out around the park.  H2O Glow Nights had begun!  There was still a bit of falling rain, but that did not deter us from getting our party on.  Every water slide was open and many were challenged to ride them all before the end of the night.  During the day, such a challenge would be impossible. That was not the case with H2O Glow Nights as all the rides were basically walk-right-on.  Our little ones met the challenge and still had time to enjoy the wave pool and the Rex’s DJ Dance Party on the beach with Partysaurus Rex representing center-stage.  We met Jessie, Woody and Buzz Lightyear too!

Furthermore, our favorite treats of the evening were the Fred’s Purple Siren and the Bananas Foster Sundae. So delicious!

See our short video of the Fred’s Purple Siren Presentation here:

Towards the end of the evening, we did a full Live video walk-through.  You can see this here:

In conclusion, H2O Glow Nights is a really fun and interactive event that is fabulous for the entire family.  If you are looking to experience a Disney After Hours event, then this is a good one to start with.  At $55 for adults, and $50 for children ages 3-9, H2O Glow Nights is an excellent value.  Experience Typhoon Lagoon all aglow during the cooler part of the day with no crowds and no waits.  We are hopeful Disney will offer H2O Glow Nights again next summer.  If they do, we will see you there!

Consequently, we wish to send a very special thank-you to the folks at Disney for allowing us the opportunity to partake in this incredible event.  We are grateful to have been granted this opportunity and we truly enjoyed the experience.

Are you planning to check out Disney’s H2O After Hours event at Typhoon Lagoon?



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Lisette R lives in Orlando, FL and is a local writer for Chip and Co. She loves all things Disney. She can primarily be found exploring the Walt Disney World Parks, Walt Disney World Resorts, and Disney Springs. When she is not at Walt Disney World she enjoys spending time researching and planning her next cruise on the Disney Cruise LIne or a visit to Disney Land.
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