From new hits to classics

Cole Delaney, Staff Writer

Disney+ is the new kid on the block when it comes to the streaming service industry. Released on November 12 this year and retailing for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year, it has made quite the splash and is holding its own against the many other streaming services available. The service also includes Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, Marvel, and Disney, from the classics to the recently released. The service is also home to many original series, such as “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Show,” “Encore!,” and even the number one streamed show in the world “The Mandalorian,” dethroning Netflix’s very own “Stranger Things.” Though it seems that many people have been enjoying the original shows and movies, too, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” to “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.”

With a new streaming service being added to the consumer pile, there are a multitude of options to consider. One question is how people will take advantage of the special deal Disney+ has with other businesses. Mr. Nelson, for example, was able to optimize his Verizon Unlimited plan. “We have Verizon and Disney+ has a deal with Verizon, that if you have Verizon unlimited, so unlimited data, you get a year of Disney Plus for free. So when Morgan found that out, my fianceé, she was freaking out and she was all for it.” Still, Ella Prince was not as enchanted with Disney’s collaborative deal with Hulu and ESPN. Ella explained, “We already had Hulu, so we did not get the Disney+ version where it gives you Hulu and ESPN and whatever. We also already had ESPN.”

While the two may have different feelings about Disney’s special deals, they had similar opinions about the exclusive content only available on Disney+. Prince explained, “Even though I haven’t watched the original content I have been watching my favorite childhood shows, like ‘Hannah Montana,’ ‘The Wizards of Waverly Place,’ and my favorite movie ‘UP.‘” Mr. Nelson agreed, “I like it, I think it’s one of those things that if you don’t have Disney+ you’re upset about [it], because you can’t get to it. But for me, since its free, I really like it.