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H2O Glow After Hours Returns to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Summer 2024

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Get ready for a night of glowing fun and excitement as Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park transforms into a vibrant, after-hours party destination. The highly anticipated H2O Glow After Hours event is making a comeback this summer, promising an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. The 2024 H2O Glow After Hours season offers more event nights than ever before, with 18 select evenings from May 25 to Aug. 31, 2024., the tropical paradise of Typhoon Lagoon will be illuminated with dazzling lights, pulsating music, and a host of exclusive offerings that will make your visit truly magical.

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The Glowing Allure of H2O Glow After Hours

H2O Glow After Hours is a limited-capacity, separately ticketed event that allows guests to experience Typhoon Lagoon in a whole new light – literally. As the sun sets, the water park transforms into a glowing wonderland, with attractions, pathways, and even the iconic Mount Mayday erupting with vibrant colors and mesmerizing lighting effects.

One of the highlights of the event is the opportunity to enjoy some of Typhoon Lagoon’s most popular attractions with significantly shorter wait times. Imagine gliding down the thrilling Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster or braving the Storm Slides while they’re illuminated by a kaleidoscope of colors. The iconic Surf Pool also takes on a new dimension, with its towering waves glowing under the night sky.

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Exclusive Entertainment and Offerings

In addition to the glowing attractions, H2O Glow After Hours offers a range of exclusive entertainment and offerings that are sure to delight guests of all ages. Get ready to dance the night away at the high-energy DJ dance party, where a talented DJ will be spinning the hottest tunes and keeping the party going all night long. Fuel your adventures with unlimited ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select bottled beverages, all included in the cost of your event ticket. These refreshing treats will be available at designated carts stationed throughout the water park, ensuring that you never go thirsty or hungry during your glowing adventure.

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Typhoon Lagoon: A Tropical Paradise Re-imagined

Before we dive into the details of H2O Glow After Hours, let’s take a moment to appreciate the tropical splendor of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Themed around the legend of a powerful typhoon that swept through a once-pristine paradise, Typhoon Lagoon is a masterpiece of storytelling and immersive theming.

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The Legend of Typhoon Lagoon

According to the park’s backstory, a furious storm once roared across the sea, catching ships in its path and leaving them helpless to flee. Instead of meeting a watery doom, the winds swept these vessels to the shores of Typhoon Lagoon, creating a unique landscape where shipwrecks, fishing gear, and surfboards are scattered amidst the lush tropical foliage.

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Iconic Attractions and Theming

At the heart of Typhoon Lagoon lies the iconic Mount Mayday, a towering volcanic mountain that erupts every 30 minutes, sending a geyser of water shooting through the shipwrecked “Miss Tilly.” This iconic vessel, once a shrimping boat, now serves as a landmark and a testament to the power of the legendary typhoon. Guests can also embark on thrilling adventures like the Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster, where they can choose from three different “fruit chutes” – the Pineapple Plunger, Coconut Crusher, or Banana Blaster – for a wild ride filled with surprises.

The Storm Slides, consisting of three winding body slides (Jib Jammer, Stern Burner, and Rudder Buster), offer an exhilarating descent from a height of three stories. For those seeking a more relaxing experience, the Castaway Creek lazy river provides a scenic 2,000-foot journey around the perimeter of the water park, complete with shady grottoes, waterfalls, and lush rainforest landscapes.

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Food and Beverage

Tropical Treats and Refreshments

No visit to Typhoon Lagoon would be complete without indulging in the delicious tropical treats and refreshing beverages on offer throughout the water park. From quick-service eateries to poolside bars, there’s something to satisfy every craving and quench every thirst.

Quick-Service Dining

For a casual dining experience, head over to Leaning Palms, the main quick-service restaurant at Typhoon Lagoon. Here, you’ll find a variety of tasty options, including burgers, hot dogs, salads, and the ever-popular Mickey pretzels. Don’t miss out on the park’s signature dish, the Surf Burger, a juicy beef patty topped with teriyaki sauce, pineapple, and your choice of toppings. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, check out Snack Shack, where you can grab fresh fruit, snacks, and refreshing beverages like frozen lemonade and ICEE frozen drinks.

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Poolside Bars and Lounges

For those seeking a more relaxing atmosphere, Typhoon Lagoon offers several poolside bars and lounges where you can sip on tropical cocktails and enjoy a variety of beverages while soaking up the sun. At Typhoon Tilly’s, you can grab a seat at the bar or lounge area and indulge in a refreshing piña colada or a frosty beer while taking in the stunning views of the Surf Pool and Mount Mayday. For a more secluded experience, head over to Hammerhead Fred’s, a hidden gem nestled among the lush foliage, offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the water park.

Specialty Treats

No visit to a Disney water park would be complete without indulging in some sweet treats. At Typhoon Lagoon, you’ll find a variety of ice cream novelties, including the iconic Mickey Mouse Premium Bar and the refreshing Pineapple Dole Whip. For a truly unique experience, be sure to try the park’s signature dessert, the Typhoon Lagoon Volcano Dessert.

This decadent treat features a chocolate cake filled with warm chocolate sauce and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry – a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely dining experience, Typhoon Lagoon has something to satisfy every palate and dietary preference. From classic theme park fare to tropical-inspired cocktails and desserts, you’ll find plenty of delicious options to fuel your adventures in this tropical paradise.

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Tips for Visitors

To make the most of your H2O Glow After Hours experience, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Arrive Early: While the event officially begins at 8 PM, guests with event tickets can enter Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6 PM. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the park, secure a prime spot, and enjoy the attractions before the glow party starts.
  2. Pack Light: Since you’ll be attending an after-hours event, you won’t need to bring as many supplies as you would for a full day at the water park. Pack essentials like sunscreen, a towel, and a waterproof phone case, but leave the bulky coolers and chairs at home.
  3. Wear Comfortable Shoes: While you’ll likely spend most of your time in the water, you’ll still need to walk around the park. Wear comfortable shoes or water shoes to protect your feet from the hot pavement and ensure a comfortable experience.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Even though the event takes place in the evening, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially if you plan on dancing and enjoying the attractions. Take advantage of the included bottled beverages and stay hydrated throughout the night.
  5. Explore the Theming: Don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate the incredible theming and attention to detail that Typhoon Lagoon is known for. From the shipwrecked vessels to the lush tropical landscapes, there’s so much to discover and admire.
  6. Plan Your Itinerary: With limited time and so many attractions to enjoy, it’s a good idea to plan your itinerary in advance. Prioritize the attractions you want to experience and map out a route to maximize your time and minimize wait times.
  7. Bring a Waterproof Phone Case: With so many photo opportunities and glowing attractions, you’ll want to capture the memories. Invest in a waterproof phone case or a waterproof camera to ensure your devices stay safe while you document your glowing adventure.
  8. Stay Until the End: The party doesn’t stop until the event ends at 11 PM, so make sure to stay until the very end to experience the full magic of H2O Glow After Hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the H2O Glow After Hours event dates for 2024?

The 2024 H2O Glow After Hours season offers more event nights than ever before, with 18 select evenings from May 25 to Aug. 31, 2024. Tickets for this event go on sale March 22. Pre-sale will be available to Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests, March 19. Guests who have already booked a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation during the dates of this event will receive an email telling them to contact their travel professional to purchase tickets during the pre-sale.

What time does the H2O Glow After Hours event start and end?

The event officially runs from 8 PM to 11 PM, but guests with event tickets can enter Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6 PM to enjoy the water park before the glow party starts.

How much do H2O Glow After Hours tickets cost?

For the 2023 event, regular tickets cost $75 for adults and $70 for children (ages 3-9). Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can purchase discounted tickets for $59 (adults) and $54 (children).

What is included with an H2O Glow After Hours ticket?

In addition to access to the water park attractions with shorter wait times, tickets include unlimited ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select bottled beverages available at carts throughout the park during the event hours.

Are all attractions open during H2O Glow After Hours?

Yes, all of Typhoon Lagoon’s attractions are expected to be operating during the event, including the popular Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster, Humunga Kowabunga, and the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool. Wait times are significantly lower than during regular park hours.

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Conclusion

Disney’s H2O Glow After Hours at Typhoon Lagoon promises to be a highlight of the summer season in 2024. With its glowing attractions, exclusive entertainment, and unlimited refreshments, this event offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a dance enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the magic of Disney, H2O Glow After Hours is an event you won’t want to miss. So, mark your calendars, grab your glow sticks, and get ready to experience the tropical paradise of Typhoon Lagoon like never before!