Night of Joy

Magic Kingdom

Top contemporary Christian music acts present concerts from several stages during this special-ticket evening event in September.
  • Main Details

  • Venue ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • Ticketed Event
  • Park Ticket Required
  • Event Dates September 8 and 9 2017
  • Annual Event
  • Pricing

  • Adult Single-night concert only tickets will be $45 plus tax in advance. Two-night concert only tickets will be $69 plus tax in advance. Add-on a (1) day Walt Disney World theme park ticket for only $62 plus tax.
  • Important Dates

  • Location Change Originally held at Magic Kingdom, moved to Wide World of Sports in 2016.
  • Advance Purchase

  • Available
  • Recommended
  • Website
  • On Sale April 12 2016
Night of Joy overview

Night of Joy overview

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Night of Joy 2014 Guide Maps

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Night of Joy is a contemporary Christian music festival that takes place at ESPN Wide World of Sports. It features live performances by Contemporary Christian Music superstars in rock, pop and gospel.

Night of Joy 2017

  • Friday, September 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective, Zach Williams.
  • Saturday, September 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.

Night of Joy 2016

Friday, September 9

HP Field House

6:30pm - 7:45pm – Matthew West
8:30pm - 10:00pm – Crowder
11:00pm -12:30am – MercyMe

Champion Stadium

7:30pm - 8:30pm – Francesca Battistelli
9:15pm - 10:45pm – Chris Tomlin
11:30pm - 1:00am – Casting Crowns

Jostens Center

6:00pm - 7:00pm – Stars Go Dim
7:45pm - 8:15pm – Zealand Worship
8:45pm - 9:15pm – Zealand Worship
10:00pm - 10:30pm – OBB
11:00pm - 11:30pm – OBB

Saturday, September 10

HP Field House

6:30pm - 7:30pm – Thousand Foot Krutch
8:00pm - 9:15pm – RED
10:15pm - 11:45pm – Switchfoot

Champion Stadium

7:00pm - 8:00pm – Hillsong YOUNG & FREE
8:45pm - 10:00pm – for KING & COUNTRY
10:45pm - 12:15am – Newsboys

Jostens Center

5:30pm - 6:15pm – VERIDIA
9:15pm - 9:35pm – Tim Timmons
10:30pm - 11:15pm – Derek Minor

Night of Joy 2015

Friday, September 11 - ­ TobyMac, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon, Big Daddy Weave, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, and I Am They

Saturday, September 12 -­ Skillet, Lecrae, For King & Country, Mandisa, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Seventh Time Down, and Veridia

Night of Joy 2014

Night of Joy 2014 Guide Maps

Friday, September 5 2014

Castle Forecourt Stage

Matthew West - 7:40pm
Chris Tomlin - 9:20pm
Hillsong United - 11:30pm

Galaxy Stage

Building 429 - 7:30pm and 8:50pm
Mandisa - 10:25pm
for KING & COUNTRY - 12:10am

Rockettower Plaza Stage

Matt Maher - 8:05pm
The Neverclaim - 9:40pm

Saturday, September 6 2014

Castle Forecourt Stage

MercyMe - 7:40pm
Phil Perry - 9:30pm
Casting Crowns - 9:50pm
Skillet - 11:55pm

Galaxy Stage

Colton Dixon - 7:30pm and 8:50pm
Britt Nicole - 10:25pm
Israel Houghton & New Breed - 12:10am

Rockettower Plaza Stage

1 Girl Nation - 8:15pm
We As Human - 9:40pm
Rhett Walker Band - 11:20pm

Night of Joy Attractions

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Pirates of the Caribbean
A Pirates Adventure - Treasures of the Seven Seas

Splash Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain
Country Bear Jamboree

Haunted Mansion

it's a small world
Peter Pan's Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Enchanted Tales with Belle
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mad Tea Party
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid
Casey Jr Splash and Soak Station
The Barnstormer

Tomorrowland Speedway
Space Mountain
Buzz Lightyear's Space ranger Spin
Stitch's Great Escape

Night of Joy 2013

Friday, September 6

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

7:40 p.m. – Steven Curtis Chapman/Michael W. Smith 9:50 p.m. – MercyMe 11:55 p.m. – Skillet

Galaxy Stage

7:30 p.m. – Audio Adrenaline 8:50 p.m. – Audio Adrenaline 10:25 p.m. – Mandisa 12:10 a.m. – For King and Country

Rockettower Plaza Stage

8:15 p.m. – City
9:40 p.m. – We As
11:20 p.m. – Moriah Peters

Saturday, September 7

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

7:40 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
9:30 p.m. – Gospel Music Association Winner Steven Musso
9:50 p.m. – TobyMac
11:55 p.m. – Newsboys

Galaxy Stage

7:30 p.m. – Matthew West
8:50 p.m. – Matthew West
10:25 p.m. – Group 1 Crew
12:10 a.m. – Building 429

Rockettower Plaza Stage

8:15 p.m. – Jamie Grace
9:40 p.m. – Jamie Grace
11:20 p.m. – Plumb


1 Night Advance Purchase

Ages 10+ - $55+tax
Ages 3-9 - $55+tax

1 Night Same Day Purchase

Ages 10+ - $65+tax
Ages 3 to 9 - $65+tax

Both Night Advance Purchase

Ages 10+ - $99+tax
Ages 3 to 9 - $99+tax

Night of Joy 2012

Friday, September 7

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage
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

Saturday, September 8

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 an after-hours event that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening. While artists perform at several stages, many popular Magic Kingdom Park attractions also are available for guests. In addition, there are special benefits for groups of 10 or more. Additional information about individual and group tickets is available at

2012 Pricing

Advance Purchase
Friday $52.95
Saturday $52.96
Both Nights $94.95

Day of Event
Friday $62.95
Saturday $62.95

Night of Joy 2011

2011 Headliners

Friday, September 9:
• Newsboys
• Jeremy Camp
• Skillet

Saturday, September 10:
• MercyMe
• TobyMac
• Jars of Clay

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Night of Joy 2010

The show schedule (talent and times are subject to change without notice):

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
BarlowGirl, Galaxy Stage 10:45 p.m., 12:15 a.m.
Casting Crowns, Castle Forecourt 9:45 p.m.
David Crowder*Band, Castle Forecourt 7:45 p.m.
Group 1 Crew, Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
Sidewalk Prophets, Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:15 p.m.
Tenth Avenue North, Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m.
Thousand Foot Krutch, Rockettower Plaza Stage 11:30 p.m.
Chris Tomlin, Castle Forecourt 11:45 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010
Day of Fire, Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m., 11:20 p.m.
Family Force 5, Castle Forecourt 7:45 p.m.
Lecrae, Galaxy Stage 10:30 p.m.
mercyme, Castle Forecourt 11:45 p.m.
Britt Nicole, Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:20 p.m.
Smokie Norful, Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
Red, Galaxy Stage 12 midnight
Third Day, Castle Forecourt 9:45 p.m.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Past Christian music “Artists of the Year” Third Day, mercyme and Chris Tomlin and 2010 “Artist of the Year” nominees Casting Crowns and Francesca Battistelli head a star-powered 15-act lineup set for Disney’s Night of Joy 2010 Sept. 10-11 when the long-running Christian music event makes its return to Magic Kingdom.

Also part of the two-night event (when specific acts play one evening each): David Crowder*Band, Family Force 5, Red, BarlowGirl, Group 1 Crew, Day of Fire, Smokie Norful, Lecrae, 10th Avenue North and Sidewalk Prophets.

From 7 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. each night – after regular Magic Kingdom hours – the special-ticket event will feature live performances on several stages throughout the park. In addition, guests can experience some of the park’s most popular attractions during Night of Joy hours.

Musically, the acts add up to a lineup that runs the spectrum from Rock, Hip Hop and R&B … to Pop, Adult Contemporary and Gospel – continuing a tradition that has been a hallmark of Night of Joy since 1983 when the event began.

It’s also a lineup laden with accolades. Ten of the artists have amassed a combined 81 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and six The Recording Academy Grammy Awards. Twelve of the artists are nominated for a total of 33 Dove Awards this year. Winners will be announced April 21 at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry House.

Five artists are new to Night of Joy, bringing the event’s all-time talent list to 144 Christian music acts. The newbies:

  • 10th Avenue North, the 2009 New Artist of the Year
  • Group 1 Crew, which has carried home Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year honors the past two years
  • Day of Fire, which earned the Rock Album of the Year accolade in 2005
  • Sidewalk Prophets, a pop/rock group nominated for two Doves in 2010, including New Artist of the Year
  • Lecrae, a Hip Hop/R&B artist who has garnered nominations in previous years.
Night of Joy tickets go on sale May 1. For more information about the event, visit