H2O Glow After Hours at Typhoon Lagoon returns next month. Taking place every Saturday from May 20th thru September 2nd (plus a few Monday's in between) it features favorite water attractions, snacks and a DJ dance party during this 3 hour after party. Have kids who like to stay up late and love water parks? Then this is the party for you!
First up, the details
The event runs from 8pm to 11pm but with an After Hours ticket you can enter the park at 6pm. The park closes to regular guests at 7pm. Tickets cost $75 for ages 10 and up and $70 for ages 3 to 9, plus tax. There are discounts for annual passholders and DVC. When you arrive you will check in and receive a wrist band and a glow bracelet.
One of the great things about After Hours Events is the limited capacity. They only sell a certain number of tickets, so like holiday parties and other After Hours events there are only so many tickets for sale for each night. Which means less of a crowd!
Food and Treats
The other great thing about After Hours Events is the treats! Ice cream novelties, popcorn and fountain beverages are included in your ticket and start being served at 7pm once the park closes to regular guests. If you are looking for a more substantial meal, a select number of quick service locations are also open during the event. I tried the Tuna Poke bowl from Leaning Palms and it was great! Everything we tried was fantastic.
A key difference to note between H2O Glow and theme park After Hours is at H2O it's unlimited fountain beverages, in the parks it's bottled beverages. We went in thinking we'd be getting bottled water and sodas so it may be a good idea to bring your own cup to refill as they only had small paper cups.
Things to Do
On the beach in front of the wave pool is a stage where a DJ spins tunes. There are dancers, lights and even some favorite characters! The music selections were great! The characters are in some cute summer gear and come down onto the beach to dance with the guests. You don't get many opportunities to dance with Goofy so you don't want to miss it!
Next to the mini pool near Crush n Gusher was a car set up with another DJ who was hosting a Disney quiz. He went on for quite a while and kept asking question after question so it was even fun to just listen to!
The wait times for the most popular attractions were about 20-30 minutes the night we went, but we also got a late start. There was a storm in the area so even though we arrived at 6pm we were not able to get into the water until 8pm. The kids still had fun though playing in the sand and we we used that time to get something to eat. It's always a risk in the summer in Florida! Thunderstorms are a daily occurrence.
Tips and things to bring:
You'll need to bring your own towels. You can rent towels but to save money I would grab a few from your resort room.
Lockers are also available to rent if you'd prefer to stow away your belongings but we left our things out on our chairs and I kept my phone and credit card in my waterproof phone case.
Dry change of clothes. I would plan to eat first, then hit the water rides. But you may want to change before you head home so you are not riding home soaking wet!
A waterproof phone pouch, bag or waterproof camera. They usually sell the phone cases in waterparks but it's cheaper to buy one off of Amazon. That way you won't miss out on capturing those moments and the pouches can even hold cash and credit cards.
You can link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account just like park tickets. And remember, Magic Bands are waterproof so you can use it to enter the park and even make purchases if you have a credit card linked.
Refillable water bottle to use at the fountain stations.
Water shoes. My feet do not like walking around on concrete. My son also cut his toe while walking around once at a water park so it protects your feet. Plus, there is something about going into a restroom barefoot that is just not appealing to me.
Cabanas are available for rent if you are interested. They include lockers, towels and snacks. It could be worth it for a larger group but the party is only a few hours long so you won't want to be hanging in the cabana.
Tickets are on sale now! Reach out to your favorite Coasters & Castles Travel Advisor to purchase your tickets.
Melissa Lenox is a Gold Level Vacation Specialist and blog editor with Coasters & Castles Travel. She is a former entertainment cast member, loves Star Wars, Harry Potter, Right, Chip 'n Dale, great food and planning trips for others! Follow her on her pages below or contact her at email@example.com to plan your next adventure!