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2017 ‘Night of Joy’ at Walt Disney World® Resort

This September, the sounds of Christian rock, pop, and gospel will fill the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as the 35th Night of Joy takes place at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Happening Fri. Sep. 8 and Sat. Sep. 9, the event will feature a mix of new and returning performers. The entertainment schedule for this year’s event is:

Friday, September 8, 2017:

  • MercyMe
  • TobyMac
  • Natalie Grant
  • Danny Gokey
  • Matt Maher
  • Colton Dixon
  • Rend Collective
  • Zach Williams
Saturday, September 9, 2017:

  • Amy Grant
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Jordan Feliz
  • Crowder
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Tye Tribbett
Artist lineup subject to change without notice.

Tickets options include:

  • Single night concert only tickets ($45 plus tax in advance)
  • Two-night concert only tickets ($69 plus tax in advance)
  • Single night concert tickets plus a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on ($107 plus tax) *
  • Two-night concert tickets with a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on ($131 plus tax) **

For additional information please contact your Magic Maker®.

* Add-on Theme Park Ticket Option is good for use any one day Sept. 8-30, 2017 at any one of the four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks

**2-day Concert plus 1-day Theme Park Advanced ticket will also include (1) admission to your choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for one use Sept.8-30, 2017 if purchased by Aug. 8, 2017.

Live Streaming of ‘Night of Joy’ from Magic Kingdom® Park

Tonight and tomorrow night, Magic Kingdom® Park will host the 32nd annual Night of Joy! During this after-hours event, the sounds of Christian rock, pop, and gospel will fill the park from a mix of new and returning performers.

It’s not too late for you to enjoy Night of Joy even though the event is completely sold out. Both night’s entertainment will be streamed over the internet beginning at 7 p. EDT each night.


This year’s line-up includes:

Friday, September 5, 2014:

  • Building 429
  • Matthew West
  • Matt Maher
  • Building 429
  • Chris Tomlin
  • The Neverclaim
  • Mandisa
  • Hillsong United
  • for KING & COUNTRY
Saturday, September 6, 2014:

  • Colton Dixon
  • MercyMe
  • 1 Girl Nation
  • Colton Dixon
  • Gospel Music Association Winner Phil Perry
  • We As Human
  • Casting Crowns
  • Britt Nicole
  • Rhett Walker Band
  • Skillet
  • Israel Houghton and New Breed
Artist lineup subject to change without notice.

2012 Night of Joy Line-Up

In just a few weeks, Walt Disney World® Resort will host Night of Joy. Taking place inside the Magic Kingdom® Park for 30 years now, this contemporary Christian music festival provides guests with spiritual live performances by music superstars. In addition to the concert performances, select Magic Kingdom® Park attractions will also be available to guests.

Here’s a look at this year’s entertainment schedule:

Fri., Sep. 7, 2012

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

  • 7:45 p.m. – NEEDTOBREATHE
  • 9:50 p.m. – Chris Tomlin
  • 11:55 p.m. – Casting Crowns

Galaxy Stage

  • 7:30 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 8:50 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 10:25 p.m. – Red
  • 12:10 a.m. – Brandon Heath

Rockettower Plaza Stage

  • 8:15 p.m. – Disciple
  • 9:40 p.m. – Disciple
  • 11:20 p.m. – Royal Tailor

Sat., Sep. 8, 2012

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

  • 7:35 p.m. – Gospel Music Association Winner Theresa Bailey
  • 7:55 p.m. – Lecrae
  • 9:55 p.m. – Third Day
  • 11:55 p.m. – MercyMe

Galaxy Stage

  • 7:30 p.m. – Kutless
  • 8:50 p.m. – Kutless
  • 10:25 p.m. – Thousand Foot Krutch
  • 12:10 a.m. – Yolanda Adams

Rockettower Plaza Stage

  • 8:15 p.m. – Chris August
  • 9:40 p.m. – Chris August
  • 11:20 p.m. – Dara Maclean

Night of Joy is a specialty-ticketed event that takes place 7:30p – 1a – after Magic Kingdom® Park’s normal operating hours. The event is quickly approaching, but tickets and vacation packages are still available through your Magic Maker®.

Entertainment line-up and scheduled time are subject to change.

Disney’s Night of Joy 2011

Tickets Available May 1 for Disney’s Night of Joy 2011 featuring Christian Artist of the Year Francesca Battistelli, Newcomer Chris August, TobyMac, MercyMe, newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Jars of Clay, Skillet

Disney's Night of Joy 2011Christian music Artist of the Year Francesca Battistelli, TobyMac, MercyMe, newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Jars of Clay and Skillet will headline one of the most-decorated lineups in the 29-year history of Disney’s Night of Joy Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, 2011. Filling the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort with the sound of contemporary Christian music will be 16 artists with a 20-year legacy of accolades — 70 GMA Dove Awards and eight GRAMMY® Awards.

Thirteen of the 16 acts were 2011 Dove Award finalists in 19 categories that span the musical spectrum — from rap and hip hop … to rock and pop … to contemporary gospel and praise and worship. They won 11 categories. Nobody was decorated more highly than Battistelli, who also received Dove Awards as Female Vocalist of the Year and for pop/contemporary recorded song (for “Beautiful, Beautiful”). Night of Joy newcomer Chris August earned the nod as New Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year plus the Dove for pop-contemporary album (No Far Away).

Here’s the night-by-night Night of Joy 2011 lineup:

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011: newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Skillet, Matthew West, Francesca Battistelli, Group 1 Crew, Sidewalk Prophets and Disciple.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011: MercyMe, TobyMac, Jars of Clay, Marvin Sapp, Sanctus Real, Kutless, Chris August and VaShawn Mitchell.

Night of Joy is an after-hours event that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening. While artists are performing at several stages, many popular Magic Kingdom attractions also are available for Night of Joy guests.

Tickets are available beginning May 1, 2011. One-night tickets are $51.95 plus tax in advance, $59.95 plus tax day of. Two-night tickets are $92.95. Groups of 10 or more can purchase one-night tickets in advance for $46.95 plus tax each and two-night tickets for $87.95. Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information.