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Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Disney+ Subscription

We are quickly approaching the second anniversary of the Disney+ streaming service. Every week, fans are introduced to old favorites, new creations from the brilliant minds at Disney, and original stories featuring characters from other Disney properties like Star Wars and Marvel. The amount of content available to Disney fans through Disney+ is huge, so it is easy to get lost in the weeds, but here are some tips to making the most out of your Disney+ subscription!

Binge Old Favorites

Re-discovering old favorites is one of the best things about the Disney+ streaming service — gone are the days where you have to purchase the movies or TV shows that you want to watch. Fans can scroll through the virtual library and find titles they may have forgotten about, or it was just too hard to collect for their personal collection. Every holiday season, we enjoy going through a re-watch of all of the Star Wars movies (and debating amongst ourselves the best way to watch it — release order, chronological order, or even the machete order). Fans can also engage in a re-watch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with most of the titles available on the streaming service.

Discover New Content

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The best part of Disney+ is that it allows for exploring stories we know from the theatres in new and different manners. For example, fans of “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University” may want to consider checking out the Pixarseries on Disney+, “Monsters at Work,” which features new characters but also connects to the original material from the films. Star Wars fans have a lot of additional choices available to them through a variety of animated content like “Star Wars Resistance,” “The Bad Batch,” and “Star Wars: Visions.” In addition to animated content, the Star Warsuniverse on Disney+ also contains “The Mandalorian” and the soon-to-be-released “The Book of Boba Fett.” However, the properties that have added the most to the streaming service is Marvel with shows like “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “The Falcoln and the Winter Soldier,” and the animated show, “What If…”

Check Out Original Movies and TV Shows

Disney has a large library of films produced for release into the theatres, but they also produce content to be released directly on Disney+. These movies and shows are great to discover as a family or maybe as a guilty pleasure, but you shouldn’t overlook them because you’ve never heard about them. Disney has released two Pixar films directly onto Disney+ in the past year, “Luca” and “Soul.” In addition to these films, more niche content has been made available like “Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” the live-action “Lady and the Tramp”, as well as unique comedies like “Godmothered” and “Noelle.”

New and throwback television shows are also calling Disney+ — some of the favories to check out would be the throwback “Mighty Ducks Gamechangers” and “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” and the John Stamos basketball show, “Big Shot.”

Learn More About the Disney Resort

While some viewers love watching action, adventure, or humming along with the feel-good melodies, other fans love checking out the content that takes you behind the scenes. Disney+ has a ton of content that can feed your Park addiction when you are between Disney vacations. Fans can view historic content inviting Guests to discovery more about the Disneyland Resort prior to its opening or to go into Cast Member-only areas on shows like “Disney Insider,” “One Day at Disney,” or “Behind the Attraction.”

Viewers can even discover what the parks look like before they open with “Disney Parks Sunrise Series” where guestscan watch the sun rise and early operations at the Magic Kingdom, Disney‘s Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT or learn more about park operations with “Magic of Disney‘s Animal Kingdom.”

Check Out What You Missed in the Theatres

With movie theatres being shut down or limiting attendance for periods of the last eighteen months, it was easy to miss movies that were being released. Enjoy a relaxing evening at home by discovering one of the movies that you may have missed in the film — Disney+ generally welcomes films from their theatrical releases within two months!
A subscription to Disney+ can be purchased either monthly for $7.99 or $79.99 for the entire year. With movie tickets costing north of $10 for a single movie, it is easy to see that fans will more than makeup for the cost of their subscription. Do you have Disney+ subscription? What is your favorite content?

About Tyler Obenauf

Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!