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Sledge
08-07-2008, 01:29 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Night of Joy at Walt Disney World Resort, regarded as one of the top contemporary Christian music events in the country, will feature a 16-act lineup Sept. 5-6 that includes Gospel Music Association Dove Awards winners such as current Artist of the Year Chris Tomlin, Group of the Year Casting Crowns and New Artist of the Year Aaron Shust plus 2004 Artist of the Year MercyMe and enduringly popular tobyMac and Rebecca St. James.


Now in its 26th year, Night of Joy is moving to a new venue, Disney's Hollywood Studios, which features both outstanding concert locations and must-do thrill attractions. Guests attending Night of Joy, which takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (after regular theme park hours), can combine an evening of rockin' Christian music with the thrills and chills of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror plus the shoot-'em-up fun of Toy Story Mania!


Concerts will take place at several stage locations, with eight national recording acts performing each evening. Here's how they'll line up:


Sept. 5 -- Tomlin, MercyMe, St. James, BarlowGirl, Matthew West, Rush of Fools, Brandon Heath and Britt Nicole.


Sept. 6 -- Casting Crowns, tobyMac, Fred Hammond, Marcos Witt, Mandisa, Shust, RED and Pure NRG.


The lineup represents a continuation of Night of Joy's historic blend of musical talents -- from Christian pop and rock to contemporary Gospel, Urban and hip-hop to Praise and Worship. Half of this year's acts have won Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, one of Christian music's highest honors. More than one million guests have experienced Night of Joy from 1983 through 2007, a 25-year period during which the event was held in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom.


Money-saving ticket options are currently available. One-night tickets purchased in advance are $44.95 (a $5 per ticket savings compared to tickets purchased on event days -- if available). Guests can save even more with a two-night ticket available in advance for $75.95. Individual tickets can be purchased by calling 407/W-DISNEY or by visiting www.disneyworld.com/nightofjoy (http://www.disneyworld.com/nightofjoy). Youth groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets by visiting www.nightofjoy.com/2008 (http://www.nightofjoy.com/2008) or by calling 877/648-3569. Guests are encouraged to buy tickets early as the event has sold out in recent years.

DisneyFanKevin
08-07-2008, 10:58 AM
Shouldn't this be moved to the Disney's Hollywood Studios board???

BriMan
08-07-2008, 12:17 PM
Shouldn't this be moved to the Disney's Hollywood Studios board???


It is granted.

And Casting Crowns is gonna be there?!?!?! Sweetness. :rolleyes:

peaches magee
08-07-2008, 12:27 PM
It is granted.

And Casting Crowns is gonna be there?!?!?! Sweetness. :rolleyes:

For a sec there I thought you were serious... and godly.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. :look:

Dr. Emmett Brown
08-07-2008, 12:30 PM
This doesn't even come close to RTU's lineup over at Universal. No reason for me to make it out there to see it. :thumbs:

BriMan
08-07-2008, 02:29 PM
For a sec there I thought you were serious... and godly.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. :look:

Haha I have never even heard of any of the bands that are going to be performing.

biomegaceu
08-07-2008, 03:12 PM
I thought Night of Joy was normally at Magic Kingdom. Did they move it this year?

DisneyFanKevin
08-08-2008, 01:12 AM
I thought Night of Joy was normally at Magic Kingdom. Did they move it this year?

Yes. Grad Nite is also being moved to DHS starting next year.

Dr. Emmett Brown
08-08-2008, 05:19 PM
Yes. Grad Nite is also being moved to DHS starting next year.

Why? :confused:

That park has 3 decent rides... :bonk:

peaches magee
08-08-2008, 05:28 PM
Yes. Grad Nite is also being moved to DHS starting next year.

Yeah seems kinda odd to me too. Glad mine was at MK. :thumbs:

kirby_is_kyaan
08-08-2008, 09:40 PM
Why? :confused:

That park has 3 decent rides... :bonk:

It seems to me like Disney's trying to attract attention to DHS (the name change is either an indication of this or them being too lazy to do anything about keeping the MGM name), and is beginning to pour in some money too. No complaints here, maybe I'll actually want to go back for more than Toy Story Mania and Rock 'n Roller Coaster (it wasn't working last time I was there). Moving the events here is trying to make it help. MK doesn't need more people in there, seeing as it's only :rolleyes: the park with the most attendance in the world, forever, guaranteed, unless Disney goes out of business.

I'm pretty sure that Matsuyisha or some other Jewish act isn't there, so it doesn't involve me religiously, and even if I was Christian/Catholic, I would still have no interest. That's our faith-dulled country, folks. :thumbs:

BriMan
08-08-2008, 10:15 PM
The reason DHS is now DHS is because Disney and MGM ended their relationship, thus ending naming rights.

kirby_is_kyaan
08-09-2008, 11:59 AM
The reason DHS is now DHS is because Disney and MGM ended their relationship, thus ending naming rights.

Yes, but they could have tried to renew it, right?

BriMan
08-09-2008, 12:27 PM
Yes, but they could have tried to renew it, right?


No. They were not what you would call "best friends". There has been no love lost since 1992.

kirby_is_kyaan
08-09-2008, 05:46 PM
Ah... can they still use MGM titles, or not anymore? It seems that at the very least, they were able to keep what was already there. (Great Movie Ride scenes in particular)

BriMan
08-09-2008, 05:54 PM
Ah... can they still use MGM titles, or not anymore? It seems that at the very least, they were able to keep what was already there. (Great Movie Ride scenes in particular)

Per the lawsuit settlement, they can still use it. However, who knows if that's gonna last too. There have been rumors from a Muppets GMR to all new scenes for the ride.

Sledge
08-09-2008, 06:08 PM
There have been rumors from a Muppets GMR to all new scenes for the ride.
That's old and was supposed to be in a different location in a Muppet Studios area. It would still be cool to see happen though.

BriMan
08-09-2008, 06:09 PM
That's old and was supposed to be in a different location in a Muppet Studios area. It would still be cool to see happen though.

Didn't say it wasn't old. :lol: The point I was trying to make was that there has always been rumors of replacing it.

I, for one, love it for the way it is.


Now back to the Christian Rock.

Dr. Emmett Brown
08-09-2008, 06:13 PM
Didn't say it wasn't old. :lol: The point I was trying to make was that there has always been rumors of replacing it.

I, for one, love it for the way it is.


Now back to the Christian Rock.

And how horrible of an idea it is to hold it at DHS, right? :lol:

BriMan
08-09-2008, 06:18 PM
You want religion? Go to Holy Land.

Dr. Emmett Brown
08-09-2008, 07:29 PM
You want religion? Go to Holy Land.

Yeah, because we all know how much money THAT is making. :lol:

Shoot, it doesn't even rival Fun Spot.

kirby_is_kyaan
08-09-2008, 08:14 PM
Yeah, because we all know how much money THAT is making. :lol:

Still more than a certain Chinese attraction. Who wants to go to the China pavillion at World Showcase, but much larger? Anybody? Your admission doesn't include Mission Space either.

Anyway, to bring this back to the topic, if I were to go, I would skip the acts and go to the rides, most likely with shorter lines. :thumbs:

BriMan
08-09-2008, 08:29 PM
So then you would just go to the park, or buy a ticket to the event and skip it?

kirby_is_kyaan
08-09-2008, 09:58 PM
So then you would just go to the park, or buy a ticket to the event and skip it?

Depends... how much is the event? I wouldn't mind getting into a park at late night, either, since I'm a night person.

BriMan
08-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Advance Ticket Price:
One-night Ticket: $44.95 plus tax
Two-night Ticket: $75.95 plus tax


Day of Event Ticket Price (if available):
One-night Ticket: $49.95 plus tax

However, Disney isn't Universal. Disney usually has park hours that extend into 9pm,10pm, even 11pm. With Extra Magic Hours, you get that extra hour.

It also would be insanely crowded.

kirby_is_kyaan
08-09-2008, 10:42 PM
Good point... Otherwise, the cheaper price would make it worth going. It depends on how many people watch the concert, how many go on the rides instead, and which times are the most crowded. Would waiting until the end of the event for any given night be better because most people would have left the park by then, or worse because everybody would want to take in the attractions before leaving? You don't have to answer, it's just a rhetorical question.