Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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Who is ready to swim and party at night at Typhoon Lagoon water park? Grab your Disney Visa and a swimsuit and check this out…

This summer, Typhoon Lagoon will host a new experience called Disney H2O Glow Nights.

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When is it? 

Starting on June 21st on certain designated nights, special lighting effects will transform the water park while select Toy Story characters throw a Beach Party inspired by their buddy, “Partysaurus” Rex.

Glow Nights will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays from June 21-August 11 from 8 to 11 p.m.

What Will You Do?

You’ll have the opportunity to dance on the beach, play party games, and meet up with characters like Buzz, Woody and Jessie. All the usual water park attractions will be open as well.

How Much Does it Cost?

Disney H2O Glow Nights require a separate ticket, because this party is not included in regular daytime admission.

Tickets cost $55 for adults and $50 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax).

Tickets will go sale starting March 19, 2018.

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For more information and to purchase tickets, call (407) 939-1872, or use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations. Mike will be glad to book your Disney H2O Glow Nights tickets for you. 

Let’s compare the cost.

With a regular ticket to Typhoon Lagoon costing between $54 and $65 for children to adults, you will have seven hours of entertainment per person. Plus, if both water parks are open, you could visit both parks for the same cost. That’s about $9 of water park fun per hour per person.

Disney H2O Glow Nights last three hours, which comes out between averaging the adult and children prices to an average of $17.50 of fun per hour. That’s almost double your cost per hour with less available hours.

The pros here of paying more for less hours will be the cool lighting, the character meet and greet opportunities, plus no worry regarding sun burns. Crowd levels will surely be lower than peak summer hours for popular rides.

This might be a nice extravagance for someone who has experienced all the Typhoon Lagoon has to offer in the daytime. It might be a great activity for someone arriving in Orlando later in the day, where a start time of 8 p.m. would be ideal.

Birthday party, anniversary gift, proposal spot…this has special opportunity written all over it.

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You’ll get more swim time by purchasing daytime tickets, but you’ll get a more unusual experience after dark. With character meals running over $60 for adults now, you may have to weigh the benefits of a special hour-long meal or a three-hour night swim.

If the $60 per ticket is within your budget and you’re looking for something new and unusual, in my opinion, you should be headed for a swim and some selfies with Buzz, Woody and Jessie.

If swimming is not your thing, save that money for character meals.


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Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess


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