Disney’s Night of Joy Christian Music Festival 2017
By James | Last updated December 29, 2023
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Each year, Disney host their “Night of Joy” Christian music festival over two days. In previous years it was held at Disney’s Magic Kingdom but from 2016 it has been moved to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex offering both indoor and outdoor venues at Champion Stadium, HP Fieldhouse and Jostens Center.
For 2017, the two night Night of Joy Music Festival will take place on September 8 and 9 starting at 5:00 p.m. The first act starts at 6:30 p.m.
As it is no longer held at the Magic Kingdom, Disney are offering combination concert and park tickets.
As well as the music concerts featuring gospel, hip-hop, pop, rock, praise and adult contemporary music, there is also an Expo with a variety of vendors, food and beverage outlets including food trucks, a talent competition and a family activity zone.
Night of Joy 2017 Ticket Prices
Night of Joy is a separately ticketed special event. There are several ticket options plus deals for annual ticket holders:
|1-Night Night of Joy Event Ticket
|Access Night of Joy after 5 p.m. on September 8 or 9.
|2-Night Night of Joy Event Ticket
|Access Night of Joy after 5 p.m. on both September 8 and 9.
|1-Night Night of Joy Event Ticket plus 1 Day Park Admission
|Access Night of Joy after 5 p.m. on September 8 or 9 plus a 1 day admission to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom between September 8 and 30.
|Premium Concert Seating
|Reserved seating closer to the stage at Champion Stadium.
Night of Joy ticket also required.
Night of Joy is not included as part of the Annual pass holder admission but pass holders can save money off the on-the-day gate price.
Groups of ten or more can also get discounted tickets and premium seating options are available.
Between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Disney transportation is available from the four theme parks (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Disney’s Pop Century Resort to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Throughout the evening, transportation from ESPN Complex is available to all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.
The entertainment is run at two separate indoor locations; HP Field House and Champion Stadium. Provisional artists for Friday include:
- Zach Williams
- Natalie Grant
- Danny Gokey
- Matt Maher
- Colton Dixon
- Rend Collective
On Saturday you can see:
- Amy Grant
- Steven Curtis Chapman
- Kirk Franklin
- Jordan Feliz
- Jeremy Camp
- Tye Tribbett
Universal hold a similar Christian Music festival called Rock the Universe and in 2017 they are on exactly the same dates.
Prior to 2016, Disney held their Night of Joy concerts at the Magic Kingdom using the Castle Forecourt Stage, Galaxy Stage and Rockettower Plaza Stage. Because it was held at the Magic Kingdom, guests could also ride some of the attractions during the event.
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