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It’s the day Disney fans have been waiting for. The second annual Disney+ Day returns this Thursday ahead of the D23 Expo — and there’s plenty in store for superfans of Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and all things House of the Mouse, including a rare deal for new subscribers.
The annual celebration includes exclusive Disney+ content and releases for subscribers, such as the streaming premieres of Thor: Love and Thunder and Pinocchio; new series and originals like this Cars on the road, Tierra IncorubBrie Larson’s hybrid documentaries Grow up and National Geographics Epic adventures with Bertie Gregory; content behind the scenes such as Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder, Dancing with the Stars: The Pros’ Most Memorable Dances and Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return; and a new original short film, Rememberby Emmy-winning director Elijah Allan-Blitz.
The The Simpsons fanatics can enjoy Welcome to the cluba new short film about Lisa Simpson’s dream of being a princess, while fans of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the gang can belt it out with new sing-along versions of Frozen and Frozen 2.
Offline, AMC Theaters will celebrate Disney+ Day with $5 screenings Encanto, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, News, Cars and Thor: Ragnarok from 8 to 19 September at selected locations. Moviegoers will also receive a free poster with their ticket to Disney+ screenings, and Disney+ subscribers can enjoy a fountain drink and popcorn combo for $5.
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Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney Resort in Florida welcome Disney+ subscribers to enter 30 minutes before opening on September 8, and they will also receive free Disney PhotoPass digital downloads at select photo studio locations in the parks. Both US destinations will celebrate with character meet and greets, photo opportunities and other festivities, while Disneyland Paris will treat guests to special entertainment and more.
Of course, a Disney+ subscription is required to join the fun. The streamer regularly costs $8 per month (or $80 annually), but new and eligible returning subscribers can get 75 percent off their first month. That brings the cost down to $2; after that, the monthly membership is automatically renewed at the regular price.
Another option is the Disney+ package, which costs $14 to $20 per month and includes Hulu with or without ads and ESPN+. It is worth noting that as of December 8, Walt Disney Co. is increasing Disney+’s price at $8 monthly for the new ad-supported tier or $11 monthly (or $110 per year) for the ad-free option.
The Disney+ package also changes in December. Subscribers to the Disney+ and Hulu (with ads) packages will see their monthly subscription increase to $15, but the ad-free Hulu package will remain at $20 per month.
Subscribers who get Disney+ through a Hulu with Live TV package (which includes more than 75 cable channels and ESPN+) will pay $70 per month for the ad-supported tier or $83 per month for the ad-free option starting in December. There will also be a new bundled plan with Disney+ and Hulu for $10 per month, and a sports-focused package with Disney+ and ESPN+ for $14 monthly.
One of the main questions surrounding Disney+ Day is whether the streamer will offer any deals to new subscribers. The Walt Disney Co. has not announced any registration campaigns; However, new subscribers to Hulu with Live TV (currently $70 per month with ads) can sign up for $50 per month for the first three months. After that, the package will start at $75 monthly starting December 8th.
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