REVIEW: H2O Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Returns With New Food and Toy Story 4 Characters

H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
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We made our way over to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon recently for a special preview of H2O Glow Nights hosted by the Disney Parks Blog. H2O Glow Nights runs from May 30th through August 24th, 2019.

Glow Nights is themed to Toy Story 4 this year with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie, and Forky (as an inflatable character, more on this later) making appearances. Some other fun enhancements include: a DJ-hosted dance party on the sandy beaches of the Surf Pool, a tempting array of limited-time food and beverage offerings, and The Wharf—just for adult partygoers, featuring entertainment and a bar with refreshing libations available for purchase.

H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Welcome to H2O Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon!

There’s select merchandise available for sale throughout the park, including a t-shirt, travel tumbler, and LED popcorn bucket.

H2O Glow Nights T-Shirt
Glow in the Dark H2O Glow Nights T-Shirt – $24.99
H2O Glow Nights Tumbler
Partysaurus Rex Tumbler – $24.99
H2O Glow Nights LED Popcorn Bucket
LED Popcorn Bucket – $5.00

For this year, all-new food is available throughout Typhoon Lagoon, and we tried a bunch of it. Take a look below and our thoughts on the food.

Western Beef Brisket, Leaning Palms – $12.99

Beef brisket, fingerling potatoes, and baby carrots topped with pico de gallo and micro greens

This was a pretty okay dish, which is basically the general thought on all the food offered at this event. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt because it was pre-opening night and the cast members were still learning how to plate and prepare all of these dishes. The brisket was fine and the potatoes were also fine. Nothing special here.

Western Beef Brisket

Pork Kabob, Leaning Palms – $11.99

Jicama slaw, kumquat preserves, pineapple, and watermelon topped with micro greens

Both the pork and chicken kabob in our opinion was the best-tasting options at H2O Glow Nights. They are big skewers, considering the price, and come with some delicious fruit on the side that will keep you refreshed. Unfortunately, the slaw had no taste to it and was pretty bland.

Pork Kabob

Chicken Kabob, Leaning Palms – $10.49

Mojo chicken, jicama slaw, kumquat preserves, pineapple, and watermelon topped with micro greens

Again, just like the pork kabob, this is a great-sized skewer for the price, which is even less than the pork one. The slaw once again had no flavor, but you can’t go wrong with some grilled chicken on a stick.

Chicken Kabob

Surf’s Up Chicken Noodle Salad, Leaning Palms – $10.49

Bulgogi chicken, noodle slaw, and lettuce topped with sesame seeds

Cold noodles and hot chicken… if this is something you like than this plate is for you. We were impressed with the chicken, but not with the rest of the plate. Like the slaw included in the kabobs, the noodles were flavorless. On the bright side, this is a great healthy option.

Surf's Up Chicken Noodle Salad

Fish Out of Water, Leaning Palms – $13.49

Baked cod, coconut rice, and baby bok choy topped with lemon butter and micro greens

Flavorless fish and delicious coconut rice is the best way to describe this. The cod, which is usually a delicious fish, had no flavor and was quite bland. The coconut rice, on the other hand, was very unique and different. I may be bias though, because I love coconut!

Fish Out of Water

Bathtub Party Sundae, Happy Landings – $16.00

Vanilla ice cream, confetti cake, whipped cream, and chocolate rubber ducks topped with sprinkles and served in a novelty bathtub dish

This was definitely the winner of H2O Glow Nights! It comes in a bathtub bowl that you can take home with you when you’re done, and some adorable edible rubber ducks. The confetti cake inside was fantastic and topped with loads of sprinkles of all shapes and sizes. We had four people in our party and easily was able to share this with enough to satisfy everyone’s ice cream cravings.

Bathtub Party Sundae

Buzz Blaster (non-alcoholic), Leaning Palms – $9.99

Sprite and green apple popping boba pearls served with a Buzz Lightyear glow clip

It’s Sprite and apple boba… there’s not much else to it other than the Buzz Lightyear glow clip.

Buzz Blaster

The Glowing Unicorn (non-alcoholic), Leaning Palms – $8.99

Violet colada with a glow cube, topped with rainbow whipped cream, edible shimmer glitter, and a twist candy lollipop

A super duper sugary and sweet drink that looks like a unicorn pooped on top of it. The drink itself tastes like a piña colada and it comes with a candy lollipop. For the record, this drink looks NOTHING like what Disney said it would look like and the lollipop is like 2 inches long versus the big one they said would come in it.

The Glowing Unicorn

Dream Disco Float (Alcoholic), Happy Landings – $9.00

Hard orange soda, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and edible glitter

Ever had an orange soda float? This is very similar, but with a hard orange soda. It was quite delicious and tasted like a dreamsicle. This was a group favorite.

Dream Disco Float

Finally, let’s take a look around Typhoon Lagoon, which had a Toy Story 4-themed celebration going on. Guests even had a chance to “meet” Forky from the upcoming film. Forky was not a walkaround character, but instead was an inflatable character sitting on some planks. At the time we went, Disney PhotoPass was not available for this character.

Glow Nights Forky
He looks terrible…
Partysaurus Rex Party
Partysaurus Rex and DJ C.J. took center stage with great music and lightning effects!
Glow Nights Wave Pool
Projections and lights lit up the Wave Pool with waves going into the night.

Glow Nights Entrance

Later Fishes Glow Nights
Later Fishes!

About the author

Jose Castillo

I grew up in South Florida, so Disney World was just a few hours away and I would often visit with my family. In 2008, I joined the WDW News Today family as a Graphic Designer and helped developer the website into what it is. Today, I happily live minutes away from the happiest place on earth. I'm so happy to be able to be part of such an amazing family and be able to bring you the latest Disney news.

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Are there any other characters to meet?