November 2019 was the moment when the way people watch TV began to change in earnest, with the release of Disney’s single production studio streaming service, Disney+. The experiment posited that audiences at home would pay a small monthly fee to access the famed Disney vault, along with exclusive Disney-branded content. Two years on, the streaming service is a rousing success, with over 100 million subscribers. To celebrate, Disney+ Day’s 2021 sale offers all sorts of goodies, including a Disney+ one-month subscription for $1.99.
Arriving Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, two years to the day since the streaming service launched, Disney+ Day is billed as the House of Mouse saying thank you to all its loyal fans. There are a plethora of new titles debuting on the platform as part of the celebration, including Marvel’s hit film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Jungle Cruise, which will move from the Premier Access tier to the general library.
For anyone who hasn’t joined the party or canceled Disney+ once Loki ended (no shade), there’s a new enticement to get on board: Disney+ will knock $6 off its usual monthly price, dropping the regular subscription price from $7.99 a month to $1.99 for the first month. (It’ll go back to $7.99 a month after that.)
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But that’s only the beginning. Disney+ subscribers will also have the blue carpet rolled out for them at Walt Disney World, Disneyland California, and Disneyland Paris with extended hours for Disney+ members, as well as complimentary Disney PhotoPass photo downloads. ShopDisney will have free shipping starting Nov. 12 and will offer new products from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Funko will also get in on the action with 10% off all Disney figures and the debut of new Star Wars bobbleheads based on The Book of Boba Fett. Disney Publishing will offer select $0.99 eBooks starting Nov. 8 and running through Nov. 17.
But what Disney is best known for is its entertainment content. To that end, Disney and AMC Theaters will be doing surprise screenings around the U.S. And by “surprise,” that really means “surprise.” You show up at the theater; you get your ticket, a free poster, and concessions. Then you sit down, and you won’t know the movie (or the short) until the lights go down. Will it be a classic like Snow White? Will it be Avengers: Endgame? You’ll have to wait to find out! To see if an AMC near you is participating, check the list.
Plus, there are a slew of new titles debuting on Disney+ above and beyond what was already announced:
- A Billie Eilish documentary feature The Making of Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles
- New episodes of Assembled and Marvel Studios Legends
- 2007’s Enchanted with Amy Adams
- Disney Channel original movie Spin
- Fancy Nancy Season 3
All that, and you can expect a lot of trailers, featurettes, and other special looks to appear randomly all day on YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and on other Disney-owned channels from ESPN to ABC. In short, brace yourselves. Disney+ Day is coming.