Who remembers the good ol’ days of Blockbuster, and the other video rental stores? Those days when you actually had to leave your house to pick up a movie. Now here we are years later, and with the click of a few buttons, there’s endless tv and movie options at our fingertips. And Disney Plus (often displayed as Disney+) is about to become the newest video streaming subscription available.
TV and video streaming has become a popular form of instant gratification in recent years. Convenience is huge and oh so popular these days. Today’s busy society craves instant gratification, only to be encouraged by things like “On Demand” and Amazon Prime.
I’ve been a loyal Amazon Prime customer for years. I know I’ve been conditioned and spoiled by their 2 day (or less) shipping. So now when I order things, if it takes longer than 2 days, I don’t usually want to wait–I want it fast. The same goes for watching my favorite shows and movies.
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Streaming our favorite shows and movies whenever we want to nowadays is a real treat. My kids will never understand what it was like to be a kid in the 90’s and running to the TV when you heard the 90210 theme song come on the television.
Speaking of television, one way we’ve saved money as a family is by cancelling cable. Instead, we stream through Netflix and Amazon. While most things we watch on there are included in the subscriptions, we’ve ended up renting or buying a few Disney movies for the kids.
Our kids have loved watching the Disney movies and have been begging us to watch more. I also love watching them too because I feel like I’m reliving my childhood.
But it gets expensive renting or buying each individual movie. Not to mention, many Disney movies aren’t even available on those other subscription sites anymore.
Therefore, I can’t wait to start our Disney Plus subscription!
I foresee many many family movie nights on the horizon. Hopefully we’ll be watching some great Disney classics along with the many new ones from recent years.
**UPDATE** : We’ve been streaming Disney Plus since it became available–and we’ve LOVED it! There is so much available and we’ve had many family movie nights. And there’s so much to watch that my husband and I have enjoyed Disney Plus just as much as the kids!
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What is Disney Plus ?
Disney Plus is Disney’s new paid subscription streaming service.
What will Disney Plus include?
What will be on Disney’s streaming service:
Hundreds of movies and series from:
- Star Wars
- National Geographic
**Update** : Since we started streaming since Disney Plus went live, they’ve continued adding new content, with movies ‘Frozen II’ and ‘Onward’.
Exclusive content only for Disney+ subscribers. Ones listed on their website:
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian
- Disney’s: Lady and the Tramp
- Disney’s: Noelle
- Marvel: Hero Project
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum
- Disney’s: High School Musical-The Musical-The Series
- Into the Unknown: The Making of Frozen II
- Monsters at Work
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- Marvel: Wanda Vision
- Marvel: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Marvel: What if . . .?
- Marvel: Loki
30 Seasons of the Simpsons
21st Century Fox classics like The Sound of Music (and more!)
Disney Plus also has an “Explore” page where you can search for a show or movie. But what I think is really cool on this page, is how they have things group together in different “collections” making it easier to find some of your favorites. Here are just a few of the many collections available:
- Disney Through the Decades
- Frozen Collection
- Toy Story Collection
- Star Wars Collections
- Princesses Collection
How much will Disney Plus cost?
Disney Plus Pricing Options:
- $6.99 a month
- $69.99 a year
Be among the first to join and get a 7 day trial when Disney Plus becomes available. You’ll then pay $69.99/year after the free trial.
Will Hulu and ESPN+ be included in the price?
No, they are not included in your purchase. But a bundle will become available for $12.99 a month.
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What movies will be on Disney Plus?
Also according to Disney:
From Moana to Toy Story, Captain Marvel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as hundreds of titles from National Geographic, Disney+ offers more of the best stories in the world, all in one place.
A few movies I’m hoping to find on Disney Plus:
- Beauty and the Beast
- Toy Story 4
**UPDATE** : All of these movies are on Disney Plus – plus SO many more! It’s been a lot of fun introducing our kids to so many childhood favorite Disney movies! There’s not a movie we’ve looked for that they didn’t have. We’ve been so happy with our subscription!
More about Disney’s streaming service:
How many devices can I stream at once?
You can stream up to 4 devices at once with Disney+.
How many profiles can I have one my account?
You’ll be allowed to have 7 profiles on your Disney+ account.
Will I have to watch ads while streaming?
No. You won’t have to view any ads while streaming from your Disney+ account.
Is there a limit to the number of downloads I’m allowed?
With a Disney+ account you’ll have the benefit of unlimited downloads.
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Will Disney Plus have old shows?
We hope so. They haven’t released a complete list of all shows that will be available. The only older show mentioned so far has been ‘The Simpsons’.
Check back after Disney+ launches to see more.
**UPDATE** : Among the many series available, there are some old favorites like ‘Boy Meets World,’ ‘Gummi Bears,’ ‘Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers,’ ‘Doug,’ and ‘Duck Tales.’
When does Disney’s streaming service begin?
Disney+ began streaming on November 12, 2019. But you can still sign up and start watching your favorite movies or shows right away!
We signed up before the launch date and have been streaming from the beginning!
Have you heard of Disney Plus? Have you signed up yet?! If you have, what has been your favorite thing to watch?
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