Unforgettable program moments: Starlit Splash 2017

There’s not been a gathering like this in our lifetime! On May 1, Disney Internships and Programs took over Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for a night of adventure at Starlit Splash 2017.

Chip and Dale’s mischievous ways got them Chipwrecked on the island, and our participants decided to join in on the fun. It was a record-breaking year, with 4,936 participants swimming, splashing, eating and dancing the night away!

Those who attended were even able to grab a free T-shirt to remember the night.

Participants were free to explore and enjoy multiple attractions, including the park’s newest addition, Miss Adventure Falls.

Castaway Creek seemed to be a favorite among many!

We know adventuring can be tiring so we provided a full buffet to fuel up on. With options like chicken fritters, BBQ pork and a vegetarian and dairy-free chili there was a hearty selection to choose from. Plus, participants were treated to free, unlimited Mickey ice cream novelties.

It was smooth sailing until a familiar sound of yo ho’s made its way across the DJ’s speakers. Suddenly, dozens of pirates stormed the sand and joined the ranks of our participants. Not to worry, this pirate takeover was greeted with a thunderous applause and soon participants were showing off the hottest dance moves on the high seas!

Of course, a celebration at Walt Disney World Resort just isn’t the same without pixie dust, so we scattered some throughout the night. Each hour, on the hour, we lit up the sky with pops of fireworks until the clock struck midnight.

With meet-and-greets, delicious food, energetic music, pirate encounters, thrilling attractions and the chance to enjoy it all with fellow participants, it was certainly a night to remember! Thanks to all who attended, and we can’t wait for another swashbuckling spectacular next year!

KristinaDisney Internships & Programs Housing Communications