Night of Joy

Great fun, great adventures, and great deals! Night of Joy is one of my family’s favorite special events at Walt Disney World. But what is Night of Joy you may ask?! Night of Joy is a two night event where Disney hosts multiple Christian music artist through-out Magic Kingdom on a Friday and Saturday night in September. So just imagine multiple concerts of your favorite artist going on around you in the most magical place on earth, with your favorite Disney attractions just feet away. If you are a lover of Christian contemporary music and Disney World, then this is the ultimate vacation opportunity for you and your family.


Night of Joy is also a great event for your church group or youth group. If you have a group of 10 or more you can take advantage of the group rate. Does this mean you have to have a group of 10 or more to be able to go to this event? NO! You can contact me and I will take care of your family’s reservations.

This year our group purchased the 2 Day Night of Joy event tickets at the group rate and received a complimentary day at one of the two fabulous Disney Water Parks of our choice. My family chose Typhoon Lagoon this year and we had a blast.


So let’s get down to the details about this family fun event. The Night of Joy event ticket allows you to enter Magic Kingdom at 4pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Magic Kingdom is open to non-event ticket holders until 7pm. At 7pm the Night of Joy festivities kick off, and non-event ticket holders must exit the park. Night of Joy ticket holders can enjoy concerts and attractions until 1am. That gives you 9 hours in the most magical park!

How can you fill your time before entering the park for NOJ at 4pm?!

· Disney Water Parks – Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach

· Disney Springs – Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

· Character Meal – Have breakfast or lunch with your favorite character (reservations required)

· Tour other Disney hotels

· Other Disney Parks (Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot)

· Swim and relax at your hotel

· Or just rest up for your big night at the park

Saturday morning my family had a character breakfast at ‘Ohanas in Disney’s Polynesian Resort with Lilo, Stitch, Pluto and Mickey!

Ohanas breakfast

If this sounds like a trip your family, youth group, church group, or just a group of friends would like to take next year I would love to help you plan a fun Night of Joy weekend trip!

My name is Mary Elizabeth Merrill and I am a Vacation Planner affiliated with Travel with the Magic. My services are FREE to those who book their travel through me! I am happy to help plan your itinerary, including booking your dining and FastPass+ reservations , and make special event arrangements. I would love to help plan your magical vacation and make your family’s dreams come true!