Disney+ A Hit Among College Students

By Raven Ash

Quincy University students are ecstatic that all of their favorite childhood movies and television shows are now at the tips of their fingers.

On Nov. 12, Disney fulfilled the dreams of many nostalgic college students by releasing their new streaming service called Disney+.

For years teens have been posting to social media sites about how they miss their childhood favorites like Suite Life of Zach and Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Hannah Montana.

The new Netflix competitor gained instant popularity because it is the exclusive platform for a lot of the Disney archives. Disney+ is home to many movies and television series that people have not had access to since they left Disney Channel.

Disney+ not only offers content from Disney, but also Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

 “I love the idea of Disney+. It literally has everything from our childhood and even before, movies and shows. Being able to relive my childhood is awesome. I never thought that I would be able to watch every episode of Hannah Montana and Suite Life of Zach and Cody. Netflix and Hulu are great and all, but they would have never been able to stream every Disney show made,” Ashley McCarter said.

Disney+ streams some of the newest Disney content including the new Star Wars series and classics like Snow White dating back to 1937.

The streaming service does not have every production added to the platform at this time, but plans to add almost all of the productions in the Disney vault. Films that have racist content will not be added.

Because of the age of many of the films, Disney+ is including warnings on films like Dumbo, Fantasia, Lady and the Tramp and The Jungle Book because they may be offensive to some viewers due to “outdated cultural depictions”.

Fans are excited that their throwback childhood entertainment is here to stay for an affordable price.

Ellie Hoyt has already purchased Disney+ and has no complaints.

“I love it! Especially that I can re-watch all of my childhood shows that I loved and Netflix did not have. You can watch anything from movies to series and it is definitely worth the $6.99 per month,” Hoyt said.

Disney+ can be purchased for $6.99 per month or $69.99 a year.

Customers can test out the program with a seven day free trial.

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