The Miss Tilly sipper is the must-have item at H2O Glow nights at Typhoon Lagoon. Here’s why.
Partysaurus Rex may not be returning to H2O Glow nights, but there’s a new star of the party: the Miss Tilly sipper. If you’re confused as to why Disney fans are going crazy over a plastic shrimp boat, here’s the scoop:
Who is Miss Tilly?
This drink cup with a straw has been created in the image of Miss Tilly herself: A trustworthy boat that was impaled upon Mount Mayday during that fateful typhoon.
But that’s not just a mountain… it’s actually a volcano! According to S.E.A. lore, Tilly’s crew escaped the crash and would use Tilly’s whistle to warn everyone when Mount Mayday showed signs of eruption.
While Tilly doesn’t sail the seven seas anymore, she does warn us when Mount Mayday’s rumblings generate six-foot-high waves in the massive Typhoon Lagoon wave pool. Over the years, she’s become a fan favorite, with everyone looking to Tilly during their Typhoon Lagoon day to let them know where exactly they are in the park—and when that next wave is coming.
🌊 TIP: If you’d like an up-close look at the real Miss Tilly, you’ll need to brave the Humunga Kowabunga or Storm Slides. The queue bellies right up to where Tilly has crashed on the rocks.
Where to Get the Miss Tilly Sipper
There are four locations at Typhoon Lagoon where you can get the Miss Tilly sipper, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that it isn’t available during regular park hours.
The Miss Tilly sipper is an H2O Glow exclusive item, one of many special snacks for the occasion.
Here is a handy-dandy map of the Miss Tilly sales locations in Typhoon Lagoon:
- Leaning Palms
- Low Tide Lou’s
- Typhoon Tilly’s
- Tropical Amity Cart
How Much is Miss Tilly?
Tilly can be reeled in for $22.49, and she comes with one of these non-alcoholic specialty beverages:
- Tropical Gusher at the Tropicalamity Cart
- Pina Colada or Strawberry Colada at Low Tide Lou’s
- Pina Colada and Tropical Storm at Leaning Palms
- Geyser Lemonade at Typhoon Tilly’s
The sign at Leaning Palms said “Limit 2 per Guest” so my husband did the rational thing and bought two.
We had the Pina Colada and the Tropical Gusher on the first night of H2O Glow. They were both kinda sweet, but still very refreshing.
How Much Can She Hold?
When we bought our Miss Tilly sippers, we were handed the empty sippers and two separate 12 oz drink cups that held our Pina Colada and Tropical Gusher smoothies.
In the sand in front of the pumping H2O Glow party, we were able to easily dump our cups of slush into Miss Tilly, thanks to the easily-removable top. It’s even square shaped, so dumping a drink in there is a no-spill situation.
This is an important point because if you’re no stranger to Disney sippers, you know that they are not created equal: I will go to the grave swearing that our 2019 Jack Skellington sipper—difficult to hold, impossible to set on a table, and obnoxious to load with drinks—was truly a Halloween trick. I love you Jack, but I can’t love your sipper.
Miss Tilly, on the other hand, has the incredible ergonomic Mount Mayday at her base: a grip you’ll need when dancing the night away on the beaches of Typhoon Lagoon. She also came with a sweet lanyard, but some of us are too old to hold 12 oz of slush around our necks.
Is the Miss Tilly Sipper Worth It?
Yes. You’re at a hard-ticketed Disney Park party, so get the sipper as your souvenir. The lanyard can be used for your keys, and this is a sipper worth using long after the party.
Three days after my purchase, Miss Tilly is sitting on my desk, enjoying yet another round of soda water. She’s my new at-home sipper, and a great one for the office: Yes, I’m drinking out of a comically large boat cup, but it’s got some Adventurers Club sophistication to it that a giant jingle bell sipper just doesn’t have.