Let me start by saying, I had no intention of getting a Disney + account, for no particular reason other than it hadn’t really occurred to me. I have most of my favourite Disney films on DVD and I wasn’t sure I needed to spend money every month on a Disney account. Of course, then Covid19 struck and I started to consume comfort TV like my life depended on it (it does).
I opened an account to take advantage of the 7 day free trial and have uhmed and ahhed all week over whether to cough up. I was pleasantly surprised by the cost, at £5.99 a month I do feel that’s quite fair when you consider how much it can be to buy just one Disney movie on DVD and there’s no obligation to continue the subscription so even if i’m sick of it in 3 week’s time, i’ve spent £6 and watched my fair share of movies already.
The app works exactly the same way as Netflix and Prime and I don’t need to give you a review of the films included, though I was surprised to find that some of my favourite films fall under the Disney banner so I thought i’d give you a list of some of my favourites outside of the classics that you *might* not (probably did) know were Disney!
- The Parent Trap (The Original & the Lindsay Lohan version)
- Mrs Doubtfire
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- Home Alone 1 & 2 (& 3 if you actually watch that one)
- The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3
- Cool Runnings
- Never Been Kissed
- Sister Act 1 & 2
- The Sound of Music
- Three Men and a Baby/Little Lady
- While You Were Sleeping
I’ve binged a LOT in the last week and aside from a few in the above list, i’ve also watched;
- Beauty and the Beast (1991)
- The Princess Diaries (1 & 2)
- The Emperors New Groove
- Star Wars I (The Phantom Menace)
All in all, it’s probably a really good investment for parents with kiddos who can sit through a movie and it’s got all the old Disney Channel shows for slightly older Children but I don’t think I’ll pay for it continuously, perhaps just for a few months….or until Christmas because it’s got some great films that i’ll binge on constantly from about September through to December.