Disney fans should brace themselves as the streaming titan of the future is almost here.

Having arrived in the US late last year, Disney+ promises to be a rival to existing streaming giants Netflix , Amazon Prime Video, and Now TV, with extensive access to Disney-owned films and television series.

Whether it’s related to Disney themselves, Pixar , Marvel films, National Geographic documentaries, or the Star Wars universe, there’s something for everyone in this new package.

But when does Disney+ arrive in the UK and how much will it cost you to subscribe?

And is this a replacement for DisneyLife?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Disney+ UK launch date

Disney+ is set to launch in the UK on March 24, 2020.

This is one week earlier than was previously announced as it was once set to launch in the UK on March 31.

It was originally launched in the US on November 12, 2019.

Disney+ hits 10 million subscribers on its first day of new streaming service launch
Disney+ hit 10 million subscribers on its first day of the new streaming service launch in the US

Other countries to get the streaming service on the same day include Ireland, France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

Disney+ UK price

Disney+ will cost customers £5.99 for a monthly subscription.

Alternatively, Disney fans can also pay for an annual subscription at £59.99.

This works out to be less than £5 a month this way.

Disney+ Films and TV series

A plethora of content will be available on the streaming service thanks to Disney’s wide ownership of much of the film and television industry.

The studio’s access to titles from not just Disney , but also from Marvel , Pixar , Star Wars , and National Geographic.

Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian has been a huge hit in the US – especially with the meme-worthy Baby Yoda

Original series

A number of original series will be arriving on Disney+, some of which have already began in the US.

Star Wars television spin-off The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Encore! The World According to Jeff Goldblum, One Day at Disney, Pick of the Litter, The Imagineering Story, Diary of a Future President, Toy Story spin-off Forky Asks A Question, and Hero Project.

Meanwhile, future series due to arrive include Monsters at Work, Short Circuit, Love Simon, Big Shot, and Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel’s WandaVision, and Marvel’s What If…?

(L-R) Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will return as Marvel heroes The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Continuing series

There will also be continuations for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and classic Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire.

Films

In addition to access to Disney’s huge back catalogue of their films, Marvel films, Star Wars films, and also access to some Fox films following their buyout of the studio, there will also be exclusive streaming of new releases from 2020 onwards.

Sounds extensive!

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Does Disney+ replace Disney Life?

Yes, Disney+ does replace DisneyLife in the UK.

The UK’s access to Disney shows on the old service did not include Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic, whilst also not including the 4K resolution.

Disney+ is £1 more expensive than DisneyLife.

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