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All the Glimmering Details of Disney H2O Glow Nights

H2O Glow Nights - PinterestA note from Mommy Frog: The Disney H2O Glow Nights event did not return in 2021, as Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park remains closed. Both Typhoon Lagoon's reopening date and H2O Glow Nights (if returning in 2022) have not been confirmed yet.  

Toy Story pals sure know how to throw a beach party! After its flashy, splashy debut in 2018, Disney H2O Glow Nights will be returning to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for its third year. In 2020, the water park is hosting more H2O Glow Night parties from May 27 to Aug. 29 on Wednesday and Saturday nights. (Upon Disney World's reopening, the remaining Disney H2O Glow Nights events will be canceled.) This separately ticketed, tadpole-friendly evening event is a splashing good way to cool off and keep the vacation party going after a day in the parks! Thinking about getting your glow on? We’re here to share the full scoop on this Pixar-themed water park par-tay hosted by Partysaurus Rex, the “Dinosaur of Ceremonies!”

Disney H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Rex and his "Toy Story" pals are once again promising epic summer nights at Typhoon Lagoon. Special effects lighting will transform the park into a colorful nighttime paradise. Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie will all be there for some character meet and greets in case you don't catch them at Toy Story Land. You'll also be able to get your groove on at a DJ-hosted dance party on the sandy beaches of the Surf Pool and enjoy some specially-crafted eats and drinks. And don't tell the tadpoles, but you momma and poppa frogs will have your own special party area called The Wharf, where you can enjoy entertainment and adult libations (for an extra charge).

But perhaps the best part of Disney H2O Glow Nights is that this is your chance to enjoy much shorter waits for Typhoon Lagoon's most popular waterslides, including Crush 'n' Gusher, Humunga Kowabunga and Miss Adventure Falls.

Disney H2O Glow Nights Tickets & Dates at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

H2O Glow Nights - Lagoona Gator

Note: Upon Disney World's reopening, Disney H2O Glow Nights will not take place.

Disney H2O Glow Nights are held every Wednesday and Saturday night from May 27 to Aug. 29, 2020 (with the exceptions of June 13 and July 1). A limited number of tickets will be sold for these events. While the party officially runs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., guests with event tickets can start arriving at 6 p.m. for even more water park party time. Upon entering, you will be given a wristband for the evening. Oh, and don't worry! Parking is free.

On party nights, the park is open for regular guests until 8 p.m., at which point they are filtered out from those with wristbands attending the evening's event. If you have already spent the day at Typhoon Lagoon and are sticking around for the extra hours, you can find cast members handing out wristbands near the entrance ... just be sure to have your ticket and ID with you!

Disney H2O Glow Nights Dates

May 27, 30 - No Longer Available

June 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27 - No Longer Available

July 4, 8 - No Longer Available

July 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 No Longer Available

August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 No Longer Available

We know you'll want to get a hop on the fun — especially when we tell you we're selling Disney H2O Glow Nights tickets! Prices for Disney H2O Glow Nights tickets from Undercover Tourist (including tax) are $64.18 for adults and $56.93 for children ages 3-9 (children under 3 are free).

Disney H2O Glow Nights Highlights and Tips

H2O Glow Nights - Beach Party

  • Separate your night into wet and dry. Before diving in, stow your suits in a locker while you eat dinner and mingle with characters. With this approach, you'll be nice and dry AND have your phone or camera with you for pictures throughout the fun. Then, start splashin' and slidin' for the rest of the night!
  • Grown-ups: Hop on over to the 21+ area, The Wharf, for signature libations. Sip on yummy cocktails while enjoying live music with a calmer vibe than the rest of the party.
  • Wear your MagicBands (don't worry, they're waterproof)! You'll be able to scan them with PhotoPass photographers when you meet with Buzz, Woody and Jessie to see later in your My Disney Experience app. (If you don't have Magic Bands, the photographer will give you a PhotoPass card you can wear around your wrist.)
  • Make the most of your ticket and arrive when "doors open" at 6 p.m. While the party doesn't officially start until 8 p.m., this gives you a head start on rides.
  • Party capacity is limited, and we found the low crowds in the park to be a huge plus. Not only does this mean shorter lines, but an overall more relaxing experience than during the day. No fighting over beach chairs here!

Disney H2O Glow Nights - Glowing Unicorn

  • Last year, we tried out the signature party exclusive menu items, such as the Glowing Unicorn, a purple nonalcoholic drink with rainbow whipped cream. We can't wait to see what they're serving — or should I say, surfin' — up this summer! (Note: Food and beverage is not included in the ticket price, but the rest of the fun is!)
  • Take advantage of the low wait times. During the time you have at the park, you can easily ride every slide (they're ALL open!) and still have time for all of the party fun. Miss Adventure Falls is our personal fave.
  • Get your groove on with a fun dance party hosted by Partysaurus Rex (and a live DJ) on the sands of the wave pool. There are fun, interactive games and tons of good tunes.
  • Be sure to visit with the characters! The wait times are super short, which means the characters spend more time interacting. Last year, Woody and Jessie taught us how to throw a lasso and showed lots of excitement for "Toy Story 4." We found Buzz Lightyear over by Crush 'n' Gusher, while Woody and Jessie were hanging out near Humunga Kowabunga.

H2O Glow Nights - Buzz Lightyear

  • Since Woody and pals were celebrating "Toy Story 4" last year, we were able to take a picture with an inflatable Forky, one of the newer Toy Story characters. Will he make another special appearance?
  • Some may wonder if the weather is still waterpark-worthy after dark, and we promise the answer is YES! The wave pool and water slides feel just as refreshing in the evening, when heat and humidity levels are still high.

Disney H2O Glow Nights — Should You Go?

Many of you momma and poppa frogs visiting Walt Disney World this summer are probably wondering if Disney H2O Glow Nights is worth the price of admission. By and large, we think the answer is yes! Glow Nights are a great way to have fun with fewer crowds, especially if you don't mind the tadpoles staying up a little later. It's a great add-on for those of you making first-time visits who may not be planning on hitting the water parks otherwise.

Switch it up and skip the hot, sunny day at Typhoon Lagoon. Visiting after dark creates a fun atmosphere, plus the wait times are short and sweet.

While we frogs enjoy nothing more than to bask in the sun, it's awesome to have the option of visiting when the sun goes down, and the lines are short for an absolutely action-packed night. Being able to tackle every attraction in Typhoon Lagoon in a matter of hours makes this event worth it alone! However, our favorite parts were certainly the extras, including meeting our Toy Story faves under the stars with less than a 10-minute wait!

Unlike other Disney World events such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween or Very Merry Christmas Parties, there is plenty of party time to experience all of the exclusives offered. No need to choose between hitting the dance party or meeting your toy pals. Low stress and maximum Disney fun? Count us in! Between the glowing atmosphere, VIP feel and all of the fun you can accomplish during party time, H2O Glow Nights is a winner in our books.

Even if you are already planning on the Park Hopper with Plus Option (which allows you to hit up the water parks for the same number of days as the ticket), you might still want to hop on Disney H2O Glow Nights for an extra special party night at the water park!

H2O Glow Nights - DJ and Partysaurus Rex

We frogs are ready to get our glow on and plan to be there for the first party of the summer! Get your Disney H2O Glow Nights tickets and view all of our discount Disney World tickets to maximize your savings alongside the fun! Have questions about Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon? Share them in comments below! 

Related: The Frog Family's Splashin' Guide to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jul 15, 2019 at 5:28 a.m. bev godwin Says...

I'm concerned about crowds, I see they LIMIT the #..but limited as in what? less than an average day at the park? Those attending the park during the day...I assume they have to purchase h20 for the night? Last question, if I do h20 night, I get to start riding slides at 6 pm right? thank you!

Jul 15, 2019 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bev!

The limited guests are far less than are generally in the park each day. You can expect low wait times (walking on most of the time.) Since it's a separately ticketed event, if you're visiting the water park during the day and would like to stay, you'd need a separate event ticket to head to H2O (there are wristband stations at the park so you wouldn't be required to leave and re-enter). However, if you just have the H2O Glow Night ticket, you can head into the park at 6 p.m. and start sliding!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 11, 2019 at 2:16 a.m. Rich Says...

Are all of the water park rides available as well as swimming with the sharks?

Jul 11, 2019 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rich!

Unfortunately, the swimming with the sharks experience closed in 2016 to make way for a new attraction, Miss Adventure Falls. All of the attractions will be open for H2O Glow Nights!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 10, 2019 at 12:12 a.m. Justina Says...

Are you able to bring a cooler in with food and water?

Jul 10, 2019 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Justina!

Coolers are permitted with food and water, but there are a few restrictions. There can be no loose ice, dry ice, alcohol or glass, and the cooler itself cannot be larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 4, 2019 at 6:48 a.m. Judey Yudkin Says...

Just bought our tickets for August H2O glow nights. Can’t wait. Looks like a great time!!

Jun 2, 2019 at 6:27 p.m. Simon Says...

If you don’t have park tickets and only buy the glow party tickets can you still get access from 6pm.Aldo do the Disney buses run before and after the party from Disney hotels including Dolphin and Swan?

Jun 3, 2019 at 4:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Simon!

Your party entry grants you access to the party beginning at 6 p.m. Buses will be available after the party, as well. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 27, 2019 at 9:28 a.m. Crystal Says...

We dont have water park tickets, we have base 1 park per day tickets. Do we get to ride the water park rides if we purchase an H20 Glo ticket? (during the time of the event of course). I am trying to make sure I dont need an extra park ticket + H20GLO ticket to attend the event.

Thank You

Mar 27, 2019 at 7:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crystal!

The H20 Glow ticket will be enough to get you in to ride the rides during party time! As you noted, anything outside of party time would require regular park admission. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 8, 2018 at 7:41 p.m. Jacqui Says...

Are towels provided?

Aug 9, 2018 at 2:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqui,

You can rent towels!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 5, 2018 at 2:22 p.m. fiona Says...

hi , do you know if the party night food is included in the dining plan? I e can we use our credits at the party?

Jul 5, 2018 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fiona!

Yes, you can! The meals are standard quick service.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 20, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. Anne Says...

Will all the rides be open? Thanks!

Jun 20, 2018 at 9:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne!

We believe so! We'll be attending the first event and will update this post with further info. All rides have been open for nighttime events in the past.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 17, 2018 at 3:27 p.m. Christy Says...

My daughter wants to go but my concern is safety. How dark are the rides going to be since it is at night?

Jun 19, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy!

No worries at all - the park is very well-lit.

Keep hopping!


Jun 5, 2018 at 1:48 p.m. Julie Says...


As far as meet and greet, do we have to pay extra for that? Is it just waiting in aloneto meet the characters? ( Our first time to Disney)

Jun 5, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

Nope, you don't have to pay extra; meet-and-greets are included with your ticket!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 27, 2018 at 4:56 p.m. Jason Says...

Do you know what happens if it rains? The official site says no refunds but does not make mention of rain or other possible closures. Thanks for your help!

Jun 14, 2018 at 6:35 p.m. Shenise Says...

I asked that same question to someone in customer service. She said that they will not cancel the event even if it rains. They would only close the pool for a short amount of time if it starts lightening and will only cancel the event if there is a hurricane!! We are going to the first one June 21st. I was nervous about the whole "no refund" thing.... hope that helps

May 27, 2018 at 2:34 p.m. Mattie Says...

Do you know if the "specially crafted eats" are included in the price of the party? Or do they cost extra?

May 29, 2018 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mattie,

Food and drinks are not included with the party ticket and do cost extra!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. Michelle Says...

Can you use a Fun Visit for admission to the party?

May 16, 2018 at 3:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

You'll need an actual party ticket for admission to H2O Glow Nights!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 10, 2018 at 7:49 p.m. Caitlin Leslie Says...

Do you know if the buses will be running for the event? Or will we have to drive?

May 17, 2018 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caitlin,

There will be buses!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 10, 2018 at 12:30 a.m. Pam Says...

Is the cost of the glow nights just the glow night ticket or is it admission to the water park and a glow night ticket? Thanks!

May 10, 2018 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pam,

The H2O Glow Nights ticket only grants you admission to the party. If you want to go to the water park during the day before the event starts, you'll need to purchase a separate Disney's Typhoon Lagoon ticket!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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