Welcome to the newest edition to the Unofficial Guide to Disney's Night of Joy. I am currently sitting here late on the night before I leave for Orlando from south Florida. Unfortunately for me I am only able to attend the Saturday event at the Magic Kingdom. Still I hope to have a great time there. This is my 18th trip to either Night of Joy and/or Rock the Universe. This year I am most looking forward to seeing the bands Red, Flyleaf, and Newsboys, although I may check out others if I have the chance.
A note of fustration for myself is that my Canon Digital camcorder has refused to accept tapes and I will have to rely on my old VHS-C camcrder to film any of this year's concerts. I due however still have a decent still camera and will be taking a lot of pictures. If anyone would like to share either pictures or video of Night of Joy or Rock the Universe please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things other than the music I am looking forward to are seeing thousands of other Christians as well as those seeking the spiritual uplifting that comes from knowing Jesus Christ as their personal saviour decending upon 2 of the greatest theme parks in the world. It will be interesting to see if Disney does anything special since this is the 25th anniversary of Night of Joy.
What does concern me about the events is the stage set-ups this year. At Night of Joy, there are no stages on the east side of the Magic Kingdom (Adventureland, Frontierland) and most in Tomorrowland. The stage that is listed as Fantasyland may also be a problem if it is placed where it has been in the past since the area has very limited space. At Rock the Universe, all the times for each performance are presented but it does not say which stage each performer will be on. Hopefully, Universal has not decided to place all of the performances on a single stage.
Well, its getting very late here and I may be pretty incoherent at the moment. Hope to see you in Orlando.