Walt Disney World inside Orlando, FL officially has confirmed the family tourist attraction canceled its Christian concert event that is performed on an annual basis, Night of Joy, after thirty-four years.
A spokeswomen from Disney, in statements shared with the Orlando Sentinel, confirmed that this event won’t be coming back to the resort.
The completion of the Night of Joy concert was a portion of the Walt Disney World resort’s philosophy of ‘continuously changing our offerings,’ the spokeswoman added.
The faith-based concert, which started in 1983 at the Magic Kingdom, has been a popular tourist attraction with tickets oftentimes selling out. Night of Joy featured several popular Christian singers, as well as family activities, and much more. The concert became so large, it featured a FanFest, a family activity zone, and an expo.
In older times, artists included Kirk Franklin, Mandisa, Jars of Clay, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and others.
Although the event was mainly held at Magic Kingdom, it was changed over to ESPN Wide World of Sports complex within the past couple of years.
In spite of the Night of Joy’s cancellation, Disney World still will feature a handful of Christian entertainers at its Eat to the Beat concert event — a portion of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
For the ones who want to go to a Christian music festival such as Night of Joy inside Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort still offers its ticketed event referred to as Rock the Universe. The 2018 Rock the Universe edition will be held on Sept 7 through 8 in Universal Studios.
On September 7th, the ones booked to perform include TobyMac, Jesus Culture, Red, Lauren Daigle, Trip Lee, and Zach Williams. Sept. 8’s line-up features For King & Country, Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Family Force 5, Ryan Stevenson, and Andy Mineo.