It’s been an excruciatingly long wait for Disney and Star Wars fans alike, but Disney Plus is about to finally take off in the UK, offering a huge library of new and old content that is sure to hit viewers with a wave of nostalgia come March 24.
Still sitting on the fence about whether to add another streaming service to your roster? There are plenty of reasons why signing up to Disney Plus ahead of launch is essential, but the first 10 of these are Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda, etc. But if that isn’t enough, here are five (actual) reasons to sign up to Disney Plus right now.
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1) You can finally watch The Mandalorian (aka Baby Yoda)
Okay, we need to get this out of our system before we roll on with the other reasons why Disney Plus is the streaming service to have in every household. There’s a reason why everybody and your mum is talking about Baby Yoda’s scene-stealing role in The Mandalorian.
Speaking as someone who hasn’t actually seen many of the Star Wars films (I know, I know), Baby Yoda is adorable and the memes that have been flooding in ever since Disney Plus launched stateside have even got intergalactic noobs intrigued to know who this creature is and whether Baby Yoda is just as sassy as we’ve beed led to believe.
Baby Yoda is truly an internet icon.
2) Superheroes galore with new Marvel TV series
Whether you’re looking to watch the journey through the MCU so far, or anticipating all the upcoming films and TV shows, Disney Plus is most certainly where to be for your Marvel fix. Marvel Studios will be bringing its next wave of MCU related TV content to Disney Plus, giving us a look at some of our favourite heroes after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Both Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision are penned for a 2020 release, while Loki is coming in 2021. Marvel fans can also expect the already announced Ms Marvel and She Hulk to make an appearance, as well as an animated series featuring Chris Hemsworth, Michael B Jordan, Samuel L Jackson and other reprisals, titled What If?
3) You’ll save money if you preorder
Eager to be one of the first to stream Disney Plus? With a month to go, Disney Plus is offering a discounted rate to UK viewers who sign up for its annual plan before launch. Usually costing £59.99 for 12 months, you can swipe a tenner off and pay just £49.99, working out as only £4.17 a month rather than £4.99 a month.
Better still, paying for a year’s subscription straight up will save you a pretty penny with its monthly rate of £5.99 working out as £71.38 a year. Simply sign up before March 24th and be among the first to dive into Disney Plus’ extensive catalogue of content.
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For a limited time, you can save £10 on a year’s subscription for Disney+, getting you access to original titles like The Mandalorian, and Disney’s animated classics for less.
4) Open the vault of classic Disney animations
When the kids are creating havoc and really trying your patience, sometimes plonking them in front of the TV is the only option for it. With an endless array of wholesome, family-friendly content, Disney Plus is likely to be many parents’ saving grace.
What’s more, with movies straight from your childhood, it’ll be a nice way to share something familiar to you with your kids and educate them on classic Disney animations like The Sword and the Stone and Fox and the Hound, as well as titles they likely will have already heard of including Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
On top of classic Disney animations, there will also been an abundance of Pixar features thrown in there, too. Another hark back to childhood memories, making trips to the cinema with velvet upholstered chairs and when sitting in the front row required you to crane your neck uncomfortably. Good times.
5) Disney Plus is so much more than just Disney
The catalogue for Disney Plus is huge and ever-expanding, with exciting new Disney Plus originals on the way, including live action remakes to add to the already released Lady and the Tramp. We’re also hoping the Lizzie McGuire revival will get the green light once again, as well as quietly eagerly anticipating our binge of the High School Musical: The Musical Series.
On top of all that Disney magic, though, you can also expect shows from Fox and National Geographic, ideal for those whose interests aren’t piqued by cartoons, superheroes and Jedi. If those Disney mainstays just aren’t your cup of tea however, Disney Plus may still have you covered, venturing across the natural world with National Geographic series like The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, Disney Plus should have you covered.