Walt Disney World No Longer Hosting Night of Joy

Disney’s Night of Joy event at Walt Disney World has ended.  Walt Disney World will no longer be hosting the event.

The event which began in 1983 was held at the Magic Kingdom for most of its 35-year run. For two-years it was held at at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and for the past two years it had been held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. The second night of the 2017 event was called of because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.

According to sources, Disney has not given a reason for ending the Night of Joy event, although there were rumors that there were a lot of operational difficulties in hosting the event.

A possible foreshadowing that this might be happening was when Disney included Night of Joy regulars MercyMe in the upcoming Eat to the Beat concert series at Epcot.

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Disney Announces Cancellations and Closures Due to Hurricane Irma

Due to the impending arrival of what appears to be a very severe storm, Disney has announced some closures and cancellations due to Hurricane Irma…

Night of Joy

Disney has canceled the Night of Joy event for Saturday September 9th.

Friday night’s show at ESPN Wide World of Sport will continue as planned.

Disney has stated that guests with tickets for Saturday can attend Friday’s event instead by exchanging their ticket at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office starting at 4 PM Friday.

Refunds can be processed by calling (407) 939-7818 by January 31, 2018 or email at Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has been cancelled for this weekend.

The ticketed event that was planned for Sunday September 10th will no longer take place. Tonights party, September 7, will go ahead as scheduled.

Disney is offering a variety of options for guests who hold tickets.

  • Tickets to attend another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
  • Tickets to attend an upcoming Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
  • 1 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next two years.
  • Receive a full refund for event tickets.

You can call (407) 939-7818 or email Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com to process an exchange.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Disney will be closing its Vero Beach Resort on the east coast of Florida.

The closure will begin at 2pm on Friday September 8th.

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin closing on Saturday afternoon, September 9th.

In addition, Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will be canceled on September 9th, 10th and 11th.

Night of Joy Announces Concert Line Up

Walt Disney World will mark the 35th Night of Joy event with performances by Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Kirk Franklin.

Continuing in its new location at ESPN Wide World of Sport, the 2017 Night of Joy will take place on September 8th and 9th.

The performer line-up looks like this:

  • 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.

It is expected that tickets will go on sale in early June.

Walt Disney World Announces 2017 Dates for Night of Joy

Night of Joy, Walt Disney World’s annual Christian-music festival, will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex again in 2017, the company has announced.

The event was held at the complex for the first time earlier this month. For most of its 33-year history, it was produced at Magic Kingdom, which required the theme park to close early for Night of Joy guests. The event also was held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for two years.

The dates for the 2017 edition of Night of Joy will be Sept. 8 and 9. Disney also announced that MercyMe, a multiplatinum-selling group, will be among the artists next year. The group performed at the event this year. It was its 11th appearance at Night of Joy.

Additional performers will be announced in the coming months.

Disney used three venues — Champions Stadium, the Jostens Center and the HP Fieldhouse — at the complex for concerts and transformed two of its athletic fields for additional activities such as a Wiffle ball home Run derby. A talent showcase featuring local Christian music talent was held in the ESPN Grill.

From the Orlando Sentinel

Walt Disney World Announces Full Entertainment Line-Up for Night of Joy 2016

The next generation of Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is just about a month away. With an amazing lineup featuring eighteen great artists in Contemporary Christian Music – you’ll want to make plans to attend! Below is the lineup for each evening.

Friday, September 9

HP Field House
6:30-7:45 p.m. – Matthew West
8:30-10:00 p.m. – Crowder
11:00 p.m. -12:30 a.m. – MercyMe

Champion Stadium
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
9:15-10:45 p.m. – Chris Tomlin
11:30 p.m. -1:00 a.m. – Casting Crowns

Jostens Center
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Stars Go Dim
7:45-8:15 p.m. – Zealand Worship
8:45-9:15 p.m. – Zealand Worship
10:00-10:30 p.m. – OBB
11:00-11:30 p.m. – OBB

Saturday, September 10

HP Field House
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Thousand Foot Krutch
8:00-9:15 p.m. – RED
10:15-11:45 p.m. – Switchfoot

Champion Stadium
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Hillsong YOUNG & FREE
8:45-10:00 p.m. – for KING & COUNTRY
10:45 p.m.-12:15 a.m. – Newsboys

Jostens Center
5:30-6:15 p.m. – VERIDIA
9:15-9:35 p.m. – Tim Timmons
10:30-11:15 p.m. – Derek Minor

And since Night of Joy is taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney isadding more spirit with “Fields of Joy.” Come on down to Disey’s premier sports fields and play a fast-paced game of 4v4 soccer. Kick a field goal. Clock your pitching arm. Showcase your free throw skills and many other sports challenges. With all that activity, you’ll want to test your taste buds with a variety of food trucks to satisfy any big league appetite. The Fields of Joy offers a great opportunity for families, friends, groups or even strangers to simply have fun, laugh and share in some fellowship.

In addition to more music and more spirit, Disney is infusing more fun by adding Christian Comedians to the line-up for both nights and introducing FanFest at Jostens Center. FanFest will include a fun, interactive area that includes video games, 60 second challenges, Imagination Playground and oversized versions of popular games such as foosball, connect four and chess. All these activities and, for the first time at Night of Joy, exclusive merchandise from many of the Night of Joy artists appearing each night will be available in the Jostens Center. To top it all off, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, along with some of their friends, will be there to meet their fans from 5:00-11:00 p.m. each night.

Do you still want more? Exclusively offered for Saturday night only, FanFest will include a special opportunity for guests to participate in multiple question and answers sessions with some of the top artists appearing at Night of Joy this weekend. These stars may also be available for photo opportunities and, who knows, they may even wander over to play some games.

 

Night of Joy 2016 Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Night of Joy Christian concert series.  This year’s Night of Joy will be the first to be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex instead of the Magic Kingdom.

You can purchase tickets from the official website.

Night of Joy 2016 will take place on September 9th and 10th.  This year’s event will be headlined by 2015 Grammy Award Winner Francesca Battistelli.

Performers this year will include:

  • Friday, September 9 – MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Francesca Battistelli, Crowder, Matthew West, Stars Go Dim, Zealand Worship
  • Saturday, September 10 – newsboys, for King & Country, Young & Free, Switchfoot, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, Tim Timmons

The new venue will bring new ticketing options, giving attendees the option to combine the concerts with theme park admission.

  • A single-night ticket for Friday’s concerts – $39 plus tax (in advance); $45 the day of the show (if available).
  • A ticket which would include a day at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and the concerts for Saturday night – $99 plus tax (in advance); $114 plus tax the day of the show (if available).
  • A 2-Day ticket which includes both nights’ concerts, a day at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks – $119 plus tax (in advance). Guests who purchase the 2-Day ticket before August 9, 2016 will also receive one (1) admission to their choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon from September 6 – September 12, 2016. Group discounts also are available.

MercyMe, Casting Crowns, newsboys Among 15 Top Christian Music Performers at Disney’s Night of Joy

It’s only March, but Disney’s Night of Joy 2016 will be here before we know it; and we wanted to give you an update, including the exciting lineup of talent coming to this year’s event.

As Disney mentioned last year, Disney’s Night of Joy 2016 will expand, with the concerts being held for the first time ever at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. This year’s artists represent one of the best lineups in all of Christian Music with 15 top performers and groups including 2015 Grammy® Award Winner Francesca Battistelli.

  • Friday, September 9 – MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Francesca Battistelli, Crowder, Matthew West, Stars Go Dim, Zealand Worship
  • Saturday, September 10 – newsboys, for King & Country, Young & Free, Switchfoot, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, Tim Timmons

This year, they’re expanding Disney’s Night of Joy in many ways. Guests will have more options than ever with two nights of Contemporary Christian music, ample seating at indoor and outdoor venues, amazing performances on multiple stages, including Champion Stadium, and opportunities for fellowship and fun. We also have ticket options that allow you to maximize the park time doing rides and then maximize your concerts and fellowship time at night – plus you pick your park!

We caught up with Night of Joy artist Matthew West and his family checking out ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex earlier this year.

Fans will have more ticket options for this year’s event than ever before. They will be able to purchase:

  • A single-night ticket for Friday’s concerts – $39 plus tax (in advance); $45 the day of the show (if available).
  • A ticket which would include a day at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and the concerts for Saturday night – $99 plus tax (in advance); $114 plus tax the day of the show (if available).
  • A 2-Day ticket which includes both nights’ concerts, a day at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks – $119 plus tax (in advance).

And, if that weren’t enough, guests who purchase the 2-Day ticket before August 9, 2016 will also receive one (1) admission to their choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon from September 6 – September 12, 2016. Group discounts also are available.

Tickets will go on sale in mid-April.

For more information, check out nightofjoy.com and stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for updates on entertainment and events.

Sold Out Night of Joy to be Streamed Live

Minnie - Night of Joy

If you missed it, both nights of this year’s Disney’s Night of Joy are sold out at Magic Kingdom Park. However, if you didn’t get a chance to grab a ticket, there’s still a way to enjoy the performances. Blue Scout Media will be webcasting the event live from Magic Kingdom Park.

You can see the Night of Joy live stream by visiting http://stagehop.com/nightofjoy. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, September 11 and at the same time on Saturday, September 12.

Also, you can purchase a Digital Pass at the in-park Night of Joy merchandise locations or online at Stagehop.com to enjoy select encore performances from the event.

Here’s another look at this year’s schedule.

Walt Disney World Releases ‘Night of Joy’ Entertainment Schedule

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Here’s this year’s schedule – all times, artist and entertainment subject to change, of course.

Friday, September 11th, 2015

CASTLE FORECOURT STAGE

  • 7:40 p.m. – Jeremy Camp
  • 9:45 p.m. – MercyMe
  • 11:55 p.m. – TobyMac

GALAXY STAGE

  • 7:30 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 8:50 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 10:25 p.m. – Colton Dixon
  • 12:05 a.m. – Big Daddy Weave

ROCKETTOWER PLAZA STAGE

  • 8:10 p.m. – Josh Wilson
  • 9:40 p.m. – I Am They
  • 11:15 p.m. – Rend Collective

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

CASTLE FORECOURT STAGE

  • 7:40 p.m. – for King & Country
  • 9:40 p.m. – LeCrae
  • 11:50 p.m. – Skillet

GALAXY STAGE

  • 7:30 p.m. – Jamie Grace
  • 8:50 p.m. – Jamie Grace
  • 10:25 p.m. – Matt Maher
  • 12 a.m. – Mandisa

ROCKETTOWER PLAZA STAGE

  • 8:10 p.m. – Veridia
  • 9:40 p.m. – 7eventh Time Down
  • 11:15 p.m. – 7eventh Time Down

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. Tickets are $65 plus tax in advance for one night and $115 plus tax in advance for two nights.

While artists perform at several stages, many popular Magic Kingdom Park attractions also are available for guests. In addition, there are special pricing and other benefits for groups of 10 or more. Additional information about individual and group tickets is available at www.nightofjoy.com.

Tickets for Night of Joy, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Go on Sale TODAY!

WDW Halloween

A few weeks ago, Disney released the dates for 2015’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Well, if you just can’t wait to purchase tickets for your favorite Magic Kingdom Park special event, today is your lucky day.

This year, Disney is planning a thrilling new show for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Some of your favorite Disney villains, along with a few new friends, are getting ready to cast a spell on you at the Castle Forecourt Stage. We’ll have more details for you soon about this wickedly delightful addition to the Halloween festivities at Magic Kingdom Park.

Get Your Tickets Now
Tickets for all three events are on sale starting today. You’ll want to buy your tickets as early as possible because dates sell out.

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party include:

  • September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; October 1 – Advance: $68 (plus tax) for adults; $63 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
  • October 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, November 1 – Advance: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
  • Halloween – $87 (plus tax) for adults; $82 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party include:

  • November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19; December 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 – Advance: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
  • November 20, 29; December 4, 11, 17 – $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
  • December 18 – $82 (plus tax) for adults; $77 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)

Single-day ticket prices for Disney’s Night of Joy (September 11-12) are $65 (plus tax) in advance and $80 (plus tax) on the day of the event (if available). A two night ticket also is available for $115 (plus tax) in advance of the event. Group tickets are also available by calling 877-NITE-JOY (1-877-648-3569).

To order tickets or find out more information on any of our Magic Kingdom Park special events, guests can check out Disneyworld.com, call 407-W-DISNEY or contact their travel agent.