The Magic of Disney+

Disney+ was released to the public Nov. 12 and it offers a wide range of Disney classics, Marvel movies and National Geographic documentaries.

Emma Hutchin, Photo Editor

Disney fans don’t have to wait any longer because Disney+ has finally been released to the public. 

Released Nov. 12, Disney’s new streaming service houses tons of classic “golden-age” movies ranging from Disney princesses to “Lion King.” Once logged into an account, users can choose between Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic media. 

At a mere $6.99 per month, the app is affordable and offers a one-week free trial. The slightly more expensive plan, $69.99 per year, gives you access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN. With the large selection of movies and television shows to choose from, the cost is worth it. 

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The new streaming service Disney+ has new Star Wars stories in “The Mandelorian.”

As of now, there are 18 Disney+ originals to watch including two scripted series, “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” There are five non-fiction docuseries and five short shows. Soon, new Marvel episodes will be introduced to the streaming service, including “Loki” and “Hawkeye.” 

The perfect day-in activity, Disney+ offers countless blasts to the past, and even includes Disney Channel shows from the early 2000s. Shows like “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “Good Luck Charlie” entice audiences due to them never being available on Netflix streaming services. 

After a few issues with the initial launch and problems logging in, the app is back up and running properly. It can be downloaded on mobile phones, Smart TVs, tablets and computers. 

As Thanksgiving and Christmas break approach, consider getting a Disney+ account to re-watch all your favorites and even find something new to enjoy. There’s something for the whole family and at a lower cost than rival Netflix, the service was definitely worth the wait.

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