Disney+ is finally out and we’ve spent most of our time laying in bed watching countless reruns of old Disney Channel shows. There are so many movies, shows, and Disney+ originals you may not know where to start, but we’ve got you covered. Here are the 5 things you should watch before anything else on Disney+.
1. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Disney+ was truly the “start of something new” for the beloved High School Musical franchise. Those that grew up jamming to the soundtracks are in for a special treat when it comes to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
The series takes place right back at East High, where the drama department is setting out to do their first production of High School Musical. There’s drama, heartbreak, humor, and of course singing. Fans can sing along to all the HSM classics but are also introduced to brand new songs made especially for the new characters.
The show is set up almost like a sit-com, but there’s way more drama than you would expect. How will Nini cope with having to play Gabriella while her ex-boyfriend Ricky plays Troy? And what will EJ do when he has to watch Nini, his girlfriend, schmooze it up with her ex? Not even Sharpay herself could write this drama.
The underlying part of the plot shows the core of a high school theatre department and brings to light stories of growing up and fitting in. As these teens tackle high school just like the East High Wildcats did in the movies, they also have a lot to live up to. I mean, how can you top the iconic routine that is “Bop to the Top”?
2. The Mandalorian
If you are a diehard Star Wars fan, you need to be watching The Mandalorian. Disney+ is bringing untold Star Wars stories to life with the new platform and fans are raving about it.
Set after the fall of the Empire, which took place in Return of The Jedi, a lone bounty hunter travels the far reaches of the galaxy to collect his prizes; people or creatures that have bounties on their heads. Although only two episodes have been released at the time this article is being written, fans are already set up for a thrilling plot.
The Mandalorian brings nostalgia from the original Star Wars trilogy, but it also provides a fresh new plot that is exciting fans for the future of the saga.
Disney+ was smart to release The Mandalorian with the launch of the service. Why? Because the third and final installment of the sequel trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker is due to release in late December. The Mandalorian is getting fans hyped up to see the movie and is keeping them company until it comes out.
3. The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Ever wonder what famous actor Jeff Goldblum thinks of different things in the world? Well, Disney+ has the answers for you. The World According to Jeff Goldblum brings fans right into his mind as he unravels the tales and connections behind everyday items (like sneakers, or even ice cream).
The show is hilariously entertaining but also super cool! You’ll laugh a lot but also learn a lot too. Disney+ and NatGeo have taken a fun spin on education that people of all ages will enjoy. Choosing Jeff Goldblum was a brilliant idea because the man is funny, smart, and a great host.
You probably never thought you needed a show like The World According to Jeff Goldblum, but after you watch the first few episodes, you’ll realize it’s exactly what you wanted. Head on over to Disney+ and learn about some pretty peculiar things that will make you question the world around you.
Disney+ has done wonders by making so many Disney Princess movies (old and new) available for all fans. If you don’t know which fairytale to watch first, we suggest Frozen! Not only is the movie amazing, but Frozen II is out now, so you’ll need to rewatch the first movie to prepare for the second.
Grab a group of friends for a fun-filled movie night and don’t forget the snacks! You’ll all have a blast singing along to the songs and feeling like a kid again. Disney+ lets all of us relive our childhoods in the best way, so watching Frozen is a must-do.
After you’re finished watching the first Frozen, make sure you buy your tickets and head to the movies to enjoy the second one! Before we know it, that one will be on Disney+ too! Then you can your friends can have the ultimate Frozen marathon.
5. Avengers: Endgame
The final installment of Marvel Studios’ Avengers franchise is a must-watch movie. Die-hard Marvel fans sold out box offices across the country the night it was released, and now it is available at your fingertips by logging into Disney+.
This movie was the talk of the world months before it was even released and fans are still reeling about it to this day. Everyone loves to talk about how our favorite superheroes defeated Thanos, so you’ll want to be caught up on this movie if you want to join the conversation!
With Disney+, all of your favorite Marvel movies are right at your fingertips, so you can binge the whole franchise for days on end. Avengers: Endgame might make you laugh and cry all at the same time, so make sure you grab your tissues.
If you’re a little heartbroken after watching the movie, think about all the amazing new Marvel content being released on Disney+ in the next coming years! Everyone’s favorite villain Loki will be back with his own original series, same with the Winter Soldier and the Falcon! You’ll have plenty of Marvel content to be excited for even though the Avengers are no more.
There are so many amazing shows and movies on Disney+ that you’ll be dying to watch after you sign up for the streaming service. Have fun reliving your childhood and also enjoy some new shows that will bring back lots of great nostalgia! What’s your favorite show or movie on Disney+? What have you watched already? Let us know in the comments below!
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Meagan is a current sophomore at Emerson College studying Sports Communications, Esports, and Marketing. She loves all things sports, TV shows, movies, and video games. She is also a dancer, cheerleader, and extremely involved around campus.