Is The Old Disney Back?

Shwar Zaidi, Reporter

It looks like the wish of bringing back old Disney movies and shows has come true.  In November of 2019, a new app surfaced bringing us “Disney Plus.” Millions have already created accounts with the streaming service, leaving thousands of reviews after watching childhood hits such as: “Hannah Montana,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” and more.

In the three months since Disney Plus launched, it has become a huge platform, bringing in 10 million subscribers from all generations. It’s been reported that many people feel nostalgic  watching the streaming service, bringing back memories of their past and childhood.

“Disney Plus has a great variety from the great oldies to movies and shows made in the few years,” Central Connecticut student Stephanie Cooper said. “I truly enjoy being able to walk back into my childhood on that app, experiencing and re-watching all my favorite old shows. I hope they add more soon.”

Morgan Graham, a sophomore at CCSU, was also very impressed with Disney Plus.

“It is great that we are able to watch the shows and movies we grow up watching,” Graham added. 

Disney Plus also allows people who may have never seen old school Disney shows the opportunity to finally experience them. This is especially helpful, as the new Disney Channel has been receiving poor reviews and ratings since it isn’t as comedic, interesting or kid friendly like it was back in the days. Thankfully with Disney Plus, parents won’t need to feel anxious about what material is being introduced to their child.

Furthermore, Disney Plus is just good entertainment. Just open up the Disney Plus app, lie back and watch with your friends or family. You can laugh at the funny jokes and live for the drama for just $6.99 a month or $70 a year.

Roshanay Thair, President of Student Government Association, reported that she has a wonderful experience with using Disney Plus.  

“It’s a good app and a great way to reminisce on your childhood,” Tahir noted. “It is also reasonably affordable and an easily accessible app on every smart phone device, so you have your favorite shows on the go.” 

If you are interested in buying Disney Plus, it is easy and available. All you have to do is sign up on the website or on your smart phone. Up to seven different devices and four people can use one account.