September 11-12, 2015 at Magic Kingdom
The 2015 Night of Joy schedule has not yet been released. The below information is for the 2014 event and will be updated as soon as new items are available.
The blissfully named Night of Joy is a yearly after-hours, separate-ticket celebration of contemporary Christian music held at the Magic Kingdom.
As mentioned, these are events that occur after the park closes for regular guests. Starting at 7 pm, the Magic Kingdom only remains open to those that have purchased a ticket for a Night of Joy, and it remains open until 1 am. The ticket prices have not been released yet for 2015, although expect them to be around $60 per night if pre-ordered online or $70 at the door (plus tax). There is no differentiation between adult and child pricing, although that price does allow entry to the park at 4 pm so it is easy to save a day on your Magic Your Way park tickets.
There are three outdoor stages, one in front of the castle and two in Tomorrowland, that host the multitude of Christian rock performers. In addition, there is a New Talent Spotlight area housed inside the Diamond Horseshoe in Frontierland. Headliners play in front of Cinderella Castle, but the short walk to Frontierland and Tomorrowland ensures an easy sampling of all the music the night brings.
If you feel like you need a break from the music, many attractions remain open during the party, and the limited-ticket nature of the event means shorter-than-average lines. Space Mountain tends to get mild waits due to the crowds in the Tomorrowland area, but they still usually top out around 30 minutes. Any other attraction will have a minimal line.
The lineup of Christian rock bands for 2014 was just as star-studded as usual, with the following acts:
Friday, September 5, 2014;
- Hillsong United
- Chris Tomlin
- Matthew West
- For King & Country
- Building 429
- Matt Maher
- The Neverclaim
Saturday, September 6, 2014
- Casting Crowns
- Israel Houghton & New Breed
- Britt Nicole
- Colton Dixon
- Rhett Walker
- We As Human
- 1 Girl Nation
Last updated on February 26, 2015