DIsney+ has been ahead of the pack regarding its explosive growth since the service first started launching in a trickle of countries in November 2019.
In the US, Disney-owned Hulu offers a series of add-on services, so with the recent discussion of a Disney version of the Amazon Prime service, I thought I’d compile an article of add-ons that Disney could bundle into such a subscription as well as other perks we could see as well,
ESPN+/ESPN Player Is A Good Compliment To Disney+:
Let’s start by looking at a service that is already a part of “The Disney Bundle”, which is ESPN+. In the UK, our alternative to ESPN+ is the slightly outdated ESPN Player. Still, bundling an ESPN service in a “Disney Prime” service would be an excellent complimentary service to Disney+’s films and series libraries. Disney+ has a slew of documentaries, series and movies based on sports, including Disney+ Originals like “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, “Big Shot”, and “Safety”, Having ESPN+/ESPN Player bundled into a Disney alternative to Amazon Prime would be a nice compliment to Disney’s priority entertainment streaming service.
Marvel Unlimited Would Be Beneficial To Marvel Fans:
Another service Disney offers is Marvel Unlimited, which would be a no-brainer in a “Disney Prime”, especially for Marvel fans. With Marvel being one of the core brands on Disney+, it would make sense to bundle Marvel’s comic subscription service Marvel Unlimited into a “Disney Prime”, especially since Amazon has done a similar thing by offering their Comixology service within Amazon Prime.
Disney Prime Could Offer Discounts At Parks, Cruises and Disney Stores:
This would be one of the most unique and widely used perks of a “Disney Prime” subscription. Disney theme parks, cruise lines and stores are expensive, so if you’re paying for a Disney “Prime” membership, then surely give those subscribers a 10% discount on merchandise and food at the parks, cruises and Disney stores. Whether Disney gives you a membership card or an app on your phone, getting a discount at Disney’s hospitality and commerce businesses would be a massive bonus for such a subscription.
Disney Prime Could Include A D23 Membership:
Let’s look at the final major thing I feel a Disney Prime could offer to help convince people to subscribe to a Disney “Prime” like subscription, which would be a membership to the ultimate Disney fan event, D23. D23 is a colossal event hosted every two years and could be the decider for some die-hard Disney fans on whether or not they’ll subscribe to a Disney “Prime” service. Now this inclusion could cost Disney a lot of money depending on how competitively the Disney “Prime” service is priced, but paying for the D23 membership as part of the Disney “Prime” service could help boost and retain subscriptions and could increase the interest in D23.
With Disney’s rumoured Amazon Prime competitor, I thought I would take a look at some of the potential services and perks that this “Disney Prime” service could offer. Alongside the core Disney+ service adding the likes of Marvel Unlimited and ESPN+/ESPN Player, for example, would be excellent complimentary services due to their being some crossover between select content on Disney+ and the ESPN+/ESPN Player service as well as adapting comic stories that are available on Marvel Unlimited. All in all, this, in my opinion, is the dream “Disney Prime” service, but I hope Disney surprises us with something like a Disney-focused music app in such a service as well.
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