This week, Disney Visa Card holders received a brochure for the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.  In the mailer, it confirmed that Disney+ will feature exclusive live specials.

While there was no mention of what these live streams could be, Disney has a history of live specials, such as major events on their Television networks and live shows are a major part of the ESPN+ app, such as UFC events.

Many Disney fans have asked about live shows from the Disney Theme Parks and it certainly looks like Disney+ could have these since Disney also run special live specials onto social media such as Facebook and YouTube, such as parades or firework shows from the Disney Theme Parks.

It also opens up more opportunities for live versions of shows like “Just Roll With It” or QUIZney, which have been streaming live to the DisneyNOW app.

Other options could be live specials from events like the D23 Expo, San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con.  Or their own events like the Disney Channel Fan Fest which took place at the Disney California Adventure Park earlier this year.   Movie premieres, award ceremonies and much more could also fall under live specials.

Disney also host many live events throughout the world including Disney On Ice or The Muppets At The O2.  They also preform many shows on the stage such as Frozen, Mary Poppins, The Lion King and more, which would be extremely popular entertainment to offer to Disney+ subscribers.

All of these different options could be part of Disney+ and make use of Disney’s different resources, something other streaming platforms like Netflix or Apple wouldn’t have access to.  It also gives Disney a way of offering different types of shows, but also keep popular aspects of traditional television such as showing the Christmas parade from Disneyland live as it happens.

These live specials also help with Disney’s synergy, advertising other divisions such as theme parks, stage shows and much more.  The options are limitless.

What do you think of Disney+ featuring live specials?

Source – Laughing Place


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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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  1. Delaney September 9, 2019

    I love the idea of doing live specials!! I think doing live versions of shows like Just Roll With It would be a really good idea for families to enjoy together, and doing live broadcasts of parades and firework shows from the Disney parks would be SO COOL!!!