The $6.99 asking price for the Disney Plus in the US undercuts Netflix, but isn’t as cheap as the Apple TV Plus service, which lands at $4.99.
However, there’s a new way to ensure the first three years of access to all that Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and Fox still comes in at under $5 a month.
The kid-friendly entertainment giant is running a new promotion, enabling early sign-ups to buy three years of access up front for $169.99, compared to the current annual fee of $69.99 per year.
That’s a saving of $40 on price when purchasing a year up front and an $81.65 saving on forking over $6.99 per month on a rolling subscription. Overall, that’s $4.72 a month, making it cheaper than Apple TV Plus. Hurrah!
All you need to do to get it is use the following link to get to the Founders Circle website and enter the promo code PARKSPASS3YEARS in order to reserve your spot at the discounted rate.
You’ll need to act fast because Disney is only promising to honour this offer up to October 11. It’ll also exclude you from the forthcoming bundle involving Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hulu.
This isn’t the cheapest price we’ve seen for the Disney Plus service. Back in August it was possible to sign up for three years at a rate of just $141 ($3.92 per month), but that required users to buy a $100 Gold Membership to the D23 Disney Fan Club, which would have to be renewed annually.
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In case you’re wondering, the Gold membership “gives members more Disney in their daily lives, including access to VIP experiences and events, discounts on D23 Expo, exclusive stories, special offers, and more!” Not ideal if you’re only seeking the Disney Plus streaming service.
Disney Plus is the most eagerly-anticipated new streaming service of 2019, even taking Apple TV Plus into account. New original standalone Star Wars live-action series are coming – including an Obi-wan Kenobi spin-off starring Ewan McGregor – while there’s also a new series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
On the MCU side of things, Hawkeye and Loki are getting standalone series, while Pixar fans will love the Monsters At Work show, based on Monsters Inc.. The Simpsons is moving to Disney Plus, following the conglomerate’s purchase of Fox properties, while there are new Muppets series’ on the agenda too. We might even get a Home Alone reboot.
Unfortunately, there’s no news on when the Disney Plus service will be available in the UK, following its launch in the US and other select countries in November. Reports suggest it’ll be heading our way in early 2020. Best fire up those VPNs, folks!