When Disney dropped the surprise news that its popular streaming service would debut in Europe a week earlier than planned, the company was quickly pressed on whether it would offer any sign-up incentives like it did ahead of its US launch. After a brief period of silence, Disney has decided European users will enjoy a small discount if they pre-order before the March 24th opening, promising £10/€10 off a full year on registrations before that date.
In an email sent to the Disney+ waiting list, the company details a “limited time low price offer” which brings the annual price down to £49.99/€59.99. The offer is valid until March 23rd, after which the price of a subscription will return to standard £5.99/€6.99 a month or £59.99/€69.99 a year.
5 wonderful worlds await.
Limited time offer – only £49.99 for a year.
Sign up at https://t.co/vVdgBqf37h and start streaming March 24. T&Cs apply. Offer is valid until 23 March. pic.twitter.com/jFHS3bKujF
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) February 24, 2020
Disney has yet to confirm whether big-hitting shows like The Mandalorian will be subject to a staggered release in Europe, even though it is now available in its entirety in the US. In the FAQ section on the Disney+ website, the company has confirmed that there will be “differences between the content available in specific territories due to rights restrictions or other reasons.”
Disney+ will be available in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland on March 24th, with customers in Belgium, Portugal and the Nordics able to sign up soon after.