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Night of Joy at Walt Disney World 2016: Tickets On Sale Now

Charles Stovall

by , Public Relations Manager

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been updating you about this year’s exciting plans for Night of Joy event.

Well, I’m excited to finally announce that tickets are ON SALE NOW!

As we regular readers of the Disney Parks Blog will likely remember, Night of Joy at Walt Disney World Resort is enhancing its offerings, 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 Contemporary Christian Music with 18 top performers and groups including 2015 Grammy® Award Winner Francesca Battistelli; Night of Joy favorites like MercyMe and newcomers such as Tim Timmons.

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

This year, Night of Joy 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 your park time doing rides and then maximize your concerts and time together at night – plus you pick your park!

Here are the details:

  • A single-night, concert only ticket for Friday, September 9 – $39 plus tax (in advance); $45 the day of the show (if available).
  • A single-night concert and one-day Disney theme park ticket (valid for one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks) for Saturday, September 10 – $99 plus tax (in advance); $114 plus tax the day of the show (if available).*
  • A two-night concert ticket (which includes both nights’ concerts and one-day Disney theme park ticket (valid for 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 two-day ticket on or before August 9, 2016 will also receive one (1) admission to their choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon valid from September 6 – September 12, 2016.

I also wanted to update you on some specifics in regards to transportation for the event.

Walt Disney World Resort guests attending Night of Joy may enjoy transportation to ESPN Complex from all 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 from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Throughout the event and upon its conclusion, we will continue to offer transportation from ESPN Complex to all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Guests attending Disney Night of Joy but staying off property are encouraged to use their personal transportation to travel to and from ESPN Complex.

Additional group discounts and premium seating options also are available.

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

* The one-day Disney theme park ticket is only valid for Saturday, Sept 10.


  • I also have an AP and want to attend both nights, but the pricing makes no sense. AP’s don’t need the “complimentary” park admission. Thanks!

  • For everyone asking about a Saturday night option without a park ticket, I just spoke with a cast member from Special Events Ticketing and this is what I was told:
    Saturday night is considered a premium night (like premium nights for the Halloween Party and Mickey’s Christmas Party) and the cost is higher. The $99 ticket price for Saturday is for seeing the performances, and the park ticket is really a thank you gift for attending on the higher priced night.
    I get this since the bands on Saturday night are great, but I suggested to the the cast member this needs to be better expressed since it’s not written that way at all on the website, and it’s still not a thank you to pass holders. She said they got the same feedback last year when a Water Park ticket was offered, and that’s why they changed to a theme park ticket. Perhaps if WDW gets more polite feedback, something will be done. (I say politely because remember, it’s not the fault of the cast member who takes the call.)

  • Can season pass holders get a Saturday night ticket for $39 as with Friday? David Romagna asked this question but I don’t see that it was answered – please let us know asap.

  • I hate to be a debbie downer but if it isnt in one of the Parks IMHO it really isnt NOJ!!

  • Why is there no option for Saturday only without a park ticket? The parks will be too crowded that day to make it worth it since everyone has to use the ticket on Saturday. The bands I really want to see are on Saturday, not Friday. Also, will a schedule be released soon? It’s hard to decide whether I would want a ticket without knowing which bands are playing concurrently.

  • Do you know how much the premium seating would be? And WHERE in the stadium it would be? Because the stadium has a bunch of different sections and that just seems a bit confusing to me.

  • Single night ticket for Saturday? We season pass holders don’t want to pay for a park ticket!

  • Can you please answer my question? Will there still be access to Magic Kingdom Park during the night of the concerts?

  • If i am an annual pass holder do I still have to buy the whole ticket for Saturday’s concert? I’m excited to go as this will be a first

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