Night of Joy

For its 30th event, the Night of Joy contemporary Christian music festival returns to the Magic Kingdom for two nights. This separately ticketed event has four separate stages showcasing acts for more than 5 hours each night across a variety of musical genres.

Artists announced for 2012 include:

Performing Friday, September 7, 2012:
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
Francesca Battistelli
Brandon Heath
Royal Tailor

Performing Saturday, September 8, 2012:
Third Day
Thousand Foot Krutch
Chris August

Pricing and detailed stage information indicated below is from a previous event; when information for 2012 becomes available, this information will be updated.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Next Event Scheduled: September 7-8, 2012
  • Frequency: Annual
  • Location: The festival has four performance stages throughout Magic Kingdom.
  • Event Began: 1983
  • Park Admission Required: Yes.
  • Admission Requirements: Separate park admission is required for each day of the event. Individual tickets are $57.95 each (discounted to $49.95 online) with a two-day pass costing $89.95 (no discount). Further discounts are available when purchasing 10 or more tickets.
Event Information - Hide Section
  • Park Admission: Night of Joy tickets grant entry into the Magic Kingdom at 4:00p.m. on the ticket date (September 7 or September 8).
  • Hours: The event runs from 7:00p.m. to 1:00a.m. both nights.
  • Stages: Four stages are set up for performances.
    • A: Castle Forecourt
    • B: Galaxy Stage
    • C: Rockettower Plaza Stage
    • D: Caribbean Plaza Stage
  • Rides and Attractions: These rides will be operating during the event

Astro Orbiter; Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin; Space Mountain; Stitch's Great Escape!; Tomorrowland Speedway; Prince Charming Regal Carrousel; Dumbo the Flying Elephant; Mad Tea Party; Mickey's PhilharMagic; Peter Pan's Flight; Snow White's Scary Adventures; The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh; Haunted Mansion; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Splash Mountain; The Magic Carpets of Aladdin; Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Dining: These restaurants will be operating during the event

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe; The Lunching Pad; Mrs. Potts' Cupboard; Sleepy Hollow; Westward Ho; Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe; Frontierland Turkey Wagon; Aloha Isle; Casey's Corner; Main Street Bakery; Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

  • Performances: The performance schedule is as follows
    • Friday, September 10
      • Stage A
        • TBA - 7:45p.m.
        • TBA - 9:45p.m.
        • TBA- 11:45p.m.
      • Stage B
        • TBA- 7:30p.m & 9:00p.m.
        • TBA- 10:45p.m. & 12:15a.m.
      • Stage C
        • TBA- 8:15p.m.
        • TBA- 9:45p.m.
        • TBA- 11:30p.m.
      • Stage D
        • TBA- 7:30p.m. to 12:00a.m.
    • Saturday, September 11
      • Stage A
        • TBA- 7:45p.m.
        • TBA- 9:45p.m.
        • TBA- 11:45p.m.
      • Stage B
        • TBA- 7:30p.m. & 9:00p.m.
        • TBA- 10:30p.m.
        • TBA- 12:00a.m.
      • Stage C
        • TBA- 8:20p.m.
        • TBA- 9:45p.m. & 11:45p.m.
      • Stage D
        • TBA- 7:30p.m. to 12:00a.m.
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At This Location - Night of Joy has been an annual private event at Magic Kingdom since 1983, except for 2008 and 2009 when it was held at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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