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Upgrade your home theater system in time for new Disney Plus Day releases

Disney Plus Day is coming. Are you ready?

Last month, Disney surpassed Netflix in terms of overall subscriptions. When counting Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus, the total was 221.1 million subscriptions. This means that more people than ever before can partake in Disney Plus Day.

Disney Plus Day is when the company celebrates its legions of subscribers by offering new content across all its marquee brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. You’ll want to make sure you have everything you need to get the most out of the event. 

What is Disney Plus Day?

The first Disney Plus Day took place on Nov. 12, 2021. It was a special day set aside to celebrate the second anniversary of the launch of Disney Plus (Nov.12, 2019). While the day is primarily a streaming event, Disney Plus subscribers can also enjoy other membership perks at Disney parks and AMC theaters.

When is Disney Plus Day?

This year, Disney Plus Day arrives a little early. You do not have to wait until November to be showered with appreciation. The event takes place in just a few days on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Who can participate in Disney Plus Day?

To reap the many rewards and enjoy the perks of Disney Plus Day, all you have to do is be a Disney Plus Subscriber.

What can we expect on Disney Plus Day?

New content

First and foremost, Disney Plus Day is a streaming event. On Sept. 8, you will be treated to over a dozen programs that are new to the streaming service. Here is some of what you can expect:

  • “Cars on the Road”: Lightning McQueen and Mater take an adventure-filled cross-country road trip to meet Mater’s sister.
  • “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory”: National Geographic adventurer Bertie Gregory travels to the most remote areas of the wilderness.
  • “‘Frozen’ and ‘Frozen 2’ Sing-Alongs”: All your favorite songs from Anna, Elsa and friends will be presented as sing-alongs.
  • “Growing Up”: Ten compelling stories focus on what it is like to be an adolescent.
  • “Assembled: The Making of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’”: Not only will “Thor: Love and Thunder” be making its Disney Plus premiere on Sept. 8, but you can learn about all the movie magic that went on behind the scenes in this documentary.
  • “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: (Episode 4)”: The next installment of Jennifer Walters’ life as a hulk premieres on Sept. 8.
  • “Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return”: This is an all-new look at Lucasfilm’s original limited series for Disney Plus, “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
  • “Pinocchio”: This blend of live-action and CGI takes the fabled story to new heights.
  • “Welcome to the Club”: Are you ready for a new short from The Simpsons? We thought so!
  • “Tierra Incognita”: Tierra Incognita is a horror theme park that holds the answers to the mysterious disappearance of Eric Dalaras’ parents. Will he find what he is searching for when he runs away from his grandparents?

Park perks

If you find yourself in Florida or California on Sept. 8, and you are a Disney Plus subscriber, you can enter the park 30 minutes before everyone else. Guests who are staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and Hotels of the Disneyland Resort can enter the park 60 minutes early and partake in a special Disney Plus screening at Movie Under the Stars. Other perks include complimentary Disney PhotoPass photo downloads at select locations, commemorative chalk art, blue-dusted churros and more.

AMC Theatres

AMC Theatres will join in the celebration this year. From Sept. 8 through Sept.19, “Encanto,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Cars” and “Newsies” will be back in the theater for just $5 plus tax. Your purchase of a discounted ticket will include a free Disney Plus poster (while supplies last). Additionally, a fountain drink and Cameo-size popcorn combo will be available for just $5. To get this deal, you need to show proof of an active Disney Plus account.

What do I need to enjoy Disney Plus Day?

There are three components you need to get the most out of Disney Plus Day: access to streaming content, a quality TV and a quality sound system.

Fire TV Stick 4K Max

This is Amazon's most powerful streaming stick. It features faster starts, support for next-generation Wi-Fi 6, 4K streaming and support for Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+ and immersive Dolby Atmos audio. If you still need to make your TV compatible for streaming, this is a great way to go.

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Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player

The setup for the Roku involves three simple steps: plug it in, connect to the internet and stream. The remote even has a shortcut button that takes you directly to Disney Plus. For convenience, the system works with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Sony A90J 55-Inch Bravia XR OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

This OLED TV delivers a revolutionary viewing experience. It features billions of colors that appear natural to the human eye, with deep blacks and bright whites. The TV, a home Wi-Fi network and a subscription are all you need to have access to all the content offered by Disney Plus.

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Samsung 65-inch Class Frame Series

When you’re not watching, this TV turns into a beautiful framed work of art from a library of over 1,400 works from established and emerging artists. The QLED technology gives you brilliant, stay-true color with cinematic technology.

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Amazon Fire TV 65-inch Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV

Amazon’s Fire TV has support for 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus to ensure you have an unforgettable viewing experience. The TV comes with built-in Alexa support, so you don’t have to lift a finger to enjoy your favorite content.

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Sonos Arc

If you want a top-of-the-line soundbar, the Sonos Arc is the model to get. It has two height channels to provide an astounding sense of space while delivering crisp dialogue. If you desire a larger system, you can add more Sonos speakers at any time.

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Vizio M-Series 5.1 Premium Sound Bar

Vizio’s low-profile 5.1 sound system provides cinematic 3D surround sound that is powered by Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The system comes with one soundbar, two tweeters and a woofer to deliver a truly immersive listening experience.

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Sonos Ray

The Sonos Ray is the company’s compact, low-end offering. However, don’t be fooled by the budget price. It still delivers an extraordinary experience with heavy bass and crisp dialogue.

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Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

Logitech is a trusted name in home tech. This expansive sound system comes with everything you need to create that thrilling room-shaking audio that lets you experience cinematic adventures to the max. You can connect up to six devices to this flexible home audio system.

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iLive 32-inch Bluetooth Soundbar

If you have a modest budget, but still want to upgrade your audio experience, iLive’s soundbar is a solid option. It is a flexible all-in-one speaker system that lets you effortlessly kick your audio up to the next level.

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