Ahead of Disney+ Day this Friday, November 12, Disney announced new company-wide promotions and additional content premiering this Friday to kick off the celebration of the Disney Plus global community.
To thank fans for their support over the past two years, Disney Plus subscribers can enjoy special benefits including additional time at Disney Parks around the world, shopDisney deals, access to fan-favorite content, exclusive first-looks on platform, and more.
Fans can also follow along with @DisneyPlus on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram this Friday at 6:00am PT for exciting first looks at upcoming Disney+ movies and series.
For those looking to join the Disney Plus community, starting today through Sunday, November 14, new and eligible returning subscribers can get one month of Disney+ for $1.99.
“Since launching two years ago, Disney+ has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world with its best-in-class originals and robust library of beloved films and series,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.
“With Disney+ Day, we are creating an unparalleled experience for our subscribers as only The Walt Disney Company can.”
DISNEY PARKS, EXPERIENCES AND PRODUCTS
In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney+ subscribers with a valid ticket or pass and theme park reservation on November 12 will enjoy special benefits across Disney theme parks, with some surprises in store as well. Disney+ subscribers are invited with their travel party to enter the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort 30 minutes before the parks open.
For even more fanfare, Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park will roll out the blue carpet for guests with character moments, photo opportunities and more. Subscribers will also enjoy complimentary Disney PhotoPass photo download(s) taken at select locations.
Disneyland Paris will also roll out the blue carpet at Walt Disney Studios for guests to celebrate with special character appearances and photo opportunities throughout the day. The park will extend its operating hours by 30 minutes for guests to enjoy as the Tower of Terror illuminates the night in Disney+ blue.
ShopDisney will offer free shipping in the U.S. and Europe from November 12 to November 14 to subscribers of Disney+. Also starting today in the U.S., and for a limited time, shopDisney will be rolling out new customizable products from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel including short sleeve and long sleeve T-shirts for kids and adults from Disney+ favorites: Raya and the Last Dragon, Luca, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and Loki.
Disney Publishing Worldwide will offer select $0.99 eBooks today through November 17. Fans can discover the stories behind their favorite Disney+ series, including Loki, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and The Mandalorian.
Disney and VeVe have announced a collaboration to launch a series of NFTs featuring beloved and iconic characters from some of its fan-favorite properties. “Golden Moments,” gives fans the opportunity to purchase digital golden statues inspired by stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and The Simpsons. New digital collectibles were available daily starting November 7 and will culminate on Disney+ Day, with a special Ultra Rare digital collectible.
Disney will team up with Funko to offer an exclusive 10% off Disney+ products from November 12 to November 14 on Funko.com and in their two retail locations, Funko HQ located in Everett, Washington and Funko Hollywood, located in Los Angeles, California. Customers can use promo code DISNEYPLUSDAY and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout in-store. Star Wars fans can also head to BringHometheBounty.com at 6am PT on Disney+ Day, for exclusive reveals of new Star Wars Funko Pop! Bobbleheads.
In celebration of Disney+ Day, WizKids is offering an exclusive 5% off Disney product and a Marvel gift with purchase November 8-14, 2021 on Shop.WizKids.com. Customers will use promo code DISNEYPLUSDAY.
Additionally, Disney will team up with Target to host in-store activations on November 12 through November 14 in almost 800 Target stores across the U.S. as part of a joint commitment to create new experiences for guests. Target shoppers will have the ability to sign up for the Disney+ Day offer and receive special giveaways.
From November 12 through November 14, more than 200 AMC Theatres will celebrate Disney+ Day with four daily surprise screenings of fan-favorite movies. Each movie will feature a surprise short, and guests won’t know which movie is being shown until the screening begins.
Tickets for these surprise screenings are $5 each, and guests will receive a free Disney Plus poster and a special concession offer with their ticket purchase. A list of participating AMC locations can be found here.
CELEBRATIONS ON DISNEY NETWORKS
Disney’s network shows and syndicated series will join in the celebration all week long with Disney+ Day takeovers, talent shout-outs, and special show integrations.
Fans can find out what their favorite on-air talent from the Disney-owned networks are streaming on Disney+ in a series of spots featuring Anthony Anderson and his mother Doris Hancox (To Tell the Truth), Kelly Ripa (Live! with Kelly & Ryan), and Jesse James Keitel (Big Sky) on ABC; Yara Shahidi & Trevor Jackson (grown-ish) on Freeform; Peyton Manning (ESPN+ Peyton’s Places) with his daughter Mosley along with NBA stars Brook & Robin Lopez on ESPN; Albert Lin (Lost Cities with Albert Lin) and Bear Grylls (Running Wild with Bear Grylls) on National Geographic; Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) on FX; and Kat Dennings (Dollface) and Tamera Mowry-Housley (Baker’s Dozen) on Hulu.
Audiences can watch for exclusive Disney+ Original spots tonight during ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown and Monday Night Football, test their trivia in a Disney+ category in Jeopardy! on Friday, and tune-in this week for special Disney+ Day integrations and in-show mentions in Dancing with the Stars, General Hospital, Live! with Kelly and Ryan, Wheel of Fortune, Tamron Hall, The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Stephen A’s World, NFL Live, NBA Today, SportsNation, and more.
The celebration will extend to local communities via ABC’s Owned TV Stations with original programming dedicated to Disney+ Day including special episodes of Localish and On the Red Carpet. Also, Good Morning America will celebrate live from Times Square on November 12 with special guests from Disney Plus shows and spotlights on the coast-to-coast celebrations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.
DISNEY PLUS PREMIERES, FIRST LOOKS AND MORE
On Friday November 12 at 6:00am PT, fans can follow along with Disney+ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips, and appearances from Disney Plus creators and stars for upcoming content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and in select international territories, Star.
Disney+ subscribers will also be treated to exclusive on-platform specials from Pixar Animation Studios premiering at 8:00am PT and from Marvel Studios premiering at 8:45am PT, and other surprise sneak peeks.
Additional new and beloved fan-favorite content will make their Disney+ streaming debuts on November 12, including:
– A new documentary titled The Making of Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles about Billie Eilish’s recent Disney+ cinematic concert experience
– Marvel Assembled: The Making of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, a docu-special chronicling the creation of the recent Marvel Studios’ theatrical release
– Marvel Studios Legends: Hawkeye, an episode that revisits all of Hawkeye’s epic moments from the MCU in preparation for the upcoming Disney+ Original Series
– The live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film Enchanted from 2007, starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey
– The recent Disney Channel Original Movie Spin where Rhea, an Indian American teen, discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend her South Asian culture and the world around her
– All episodes of Fancy Nancy season 3, which will launch day and date with its premiere on Disney Junior
These titles join previously-announced Disney+ Day premieres including: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, Home Sweet Home Alone, Olaf Presents, Frozen Fever, Paperman, The Ballad of Nessie, Feast, Get a Horse!, The Little Matchgirl, Tick Tock Tale, Tangled Ever After, Ciao Alberto, The Simpsons in Plusaversary, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett, Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special, Entrelazados, and in international markets, Dopesick.
DISNEY+ DAY LIMITED OFFER AND PROMOS
To celebrate the first two years of the service and all the new content to come, Disney+ is inviting fans to join the community with a special, limited-time offer. From now until Sunday, November 14, new and eligible returning subscribers in the US and select countries can get one month of Disney+ for $1.99 (then $7.99/mo.) by signing up at DisneyPlus.com/DisneyPlusDay and join in on all of the Disney+ Day celebrations.
Fans can also tune in to the Disney+ Day celebration on TikTok where Disney+ has launched an official account. The streaming service’s new TikTok will be home to unique short-form content featuring the iconic Disney+ stories, brands, and characters. Follow @DisneyPlus on TikTok today for new content all week leading up to Disney+ Day.
Additionally this week, Disney+ will pop-up in cities around the world with larger-than-life icons and characters from the service’s marquee brands. The activation kicked off in New York City today and will continue in Nashville on November 10, and Los Angeles on November 12.
IMAX ENHANCED ON DISNEY+
For the first time ever, fans will be able to stream some of their favorite Marvel titles in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio at home with IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, launching on November 12th as part of Disney’s company-wide Disney+ Day global celebration.
With IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, subscribers will get more picture with IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio across 13 Marvel titles – all they need to do is hit play. IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio is 1.90:1, which offers up to 26% more picture for select sequences – meaning more of the action is visible on screen, just as the filmmakers intended.
In the future, the collaboration will deliver even more enhanced audio and visual technology to Disney Plus, including immersive IMAX signature sound by DTS.
The 13 titles available at launch include the Disney+ premiere of Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on November 12th as well as other fan-favorite MCU movies like Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow (content availability varies by region).
“For more than a decade, IMAX has helped filmmakers take fans across the Marvel Cinematic Universe in theaters and now that epic journey crosses into a new world: the home,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX.
“IMAX, Disney, and Marvel Studios are giving the fans what they want: the most immersive viewing experience throughout the life of a Marvel Studios film, from exclusive theatrical release to the library at-home where they can now watch the Avengers assemble with more picture than ever before.”
“Disney, Marvel Studios, and IMAX have collaborated for years to bring the world’s most popular films to the big screen, and on Friday we’ll start to bring IMAX technology to subscribers with IMAX Enhanced viewing in the Disney+ app,” said Michael Paull, President of Disney+ and ESPN+.
“We’re thrilled to create new value for Marvel fans and audiences on Disney+, and we’re looking forward to offering even more IMAX Enhanced functionality in the future.”
“We are thrilled that fans of the MCU will soon have the opportunity to experience IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio, in their own homes with the launch of IMAX Enhanced on Disney+,” said Jon Kirchner, chief executive officer of Xperi. “DTS is proud to be an integral part of IMAX Enhanced and we are looking forward to unlocking more exciting technology for Disney+ subscribers in the future, which will include immersive IMAX signature sound by DTS.”