After what feels like FOREVER, the Disney+ streaming service launches on November 12. That’s right: in just about a week, we’re all going to be streaming all the new and classic Disney shows. But what should you watch FIRST on Day 1 of Disney+? Here are the 9 must-see suggestions on Day 1 of Disney Plus.
What Should You Watch FIRST on Day 1 of Disney+?
I’ve been joking (kinda) that my last day as a productive member of society is November 11, 2019. Because on November 12- I’m going all in.
The Disney+ streaming service will launch on that date and byyyyeeee– it was nice knowing y’all! Just kidding. Kinda.
The real question is what should you watch first on Day 1 of Disney+? With hundreds of titles and tons of original content coming to the service, this is a real problem for those of us who want to #watchitall
I’ve narrowed it down to a list of the 9 must-watch Disney+ Day 1 suggestions to help you out. Curious what you need to see first when Disney Plus launches? Here are the top shows everyone will be talking about.
- The Mandalorian
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum
- Marvel’s Hero Project
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
- Lady and the Tramp
- The Imagineering Story
- Forky Asks a Question
1. The Mandalorian
Star Wars. That’s it. That’s the explanation.
I mean, do we need to go any further? The Mandalorian is number 1 on the list of what to watch first on Day 1 of Disney Plus.
No one- and I mean no one!- is getting early access to this show. It will be fresh and non-spoiled and, wow, that never happens in this day and age! So make sure you queue this one up right off the bat.
We’re going to have tons to discuss with this series; I’m curious to see where it lands on where it will land on my best order to watch star wars movies list.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
2. Watching The World According to Jeff Goldblum on Day 1
If you know anything about me, you know how much I adore everything about Jeff Goldblum. And yeah, I mean everything.
All the hashtag swooning going on over here!
This show? This show had me from the first announcement because it’s JEFF GOLDBLUM. I mean, over on the Now Streaming Plus Podcast we’ve even gone so far as to say we wish it was just a streaming service of all Goldblum- Goldblum+ if you will.
Obviously, it’s up there on the Day 1 shows to watch on Disney+ list.
Plus I’ve had the chance to screen this one (!!!) and can’t wait to share the review. That’s coming on Monday, November 4 just as soon as the embargo is lifted.
Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum’s always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems in this new series. Each episode is centered around something we all love – like sneakers or ice cream – as Jeff pulls the thread on these deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights.
3. Marvel’s Hero Project
One of my biggest fandoms is Marvel and the fact that they are supporting so many real-life kid heroes?
I stan even harder now.
Marvel’s Hero Project is one of the most anticipated shows on Disney+ for my family, and we’ll be streaming the first episode on Day 1.
Inspirational kids like Jordan and Elijah are out to change the world, and I am HERE for this kind of content.
In a day and age where it’s easy to complain about the youth of our world, I love the chance to celebrate kids who are trying to make this a better place.
The series, produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with MaggieVision Productions, reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These young heroes have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are.
4. Encore! Will Be Streaming On My Day 1 Disney+ List
Former theater kids reclaiming their glory days on stage? I’m so down for this.
Plus: Kristen Bell has a hand in it, so you know it’s going to be fun.
Executive producer Kristen Bell brings together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in high school reunion like no other.
Emotions run high as the former students face faded friendships, former flames, self-doubt, and killer choreography.
5. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
I’m an OG High School Musical movie fangirl, and this show (and the cast!) is giving me life.
At D23 Expo this year, we screened the first episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and interviewed the cast about the experiences.
The name is ridiculous, but when you get a chance to sit down and watch this movie? Oh, it makes a ton of sense.
And I’m telling you: if you have teens in your house, you’ll want to watch this and so will they.
The 10-episode scripted series, set at the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, follows a group of students as they countdown to the opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.”
With meta-references and some docu-style elements, it’s a modern take on the “classic” from 13 years ago. Show-mances blossom; friendships are tested, while new ones are made; rivalries flare; songs are sung; and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” follows East High juniors Ricky and Nini, who just returned from summer camp with a new-found voice, confidence and ambitious boyfriend, E.J. With the help of his best friend, Ricky launches a plan to win back the heart of his ex-girlfriend Nini by auditioning to stage opposite her in the school’s first-ever theatrical production of “High School Musical.”
6. Lady and The Tramp Live-Action
I’m a big dog lover and Lady and the Tramp is such a sweet story.
Last year I had the opportunity to visit the set of Lady and the Tramp in Savannah for a behind the scenes experience. And it blew me away! (More details coming on Monday, November 4).
In Disney+’s “Lady and the Tramp,” a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home.
7. The Imagineering Story Is On Disney+ Day 1
Disneyland is my most favorite place in all the world. And the Imagineering Story on Disney+ shares the stories direct from the people who created it.
Rolly Crump, Bob Gurr, Alice Davis and Kim Irvine are just a few of the folks who share their visions and stories of the Happiest Place on Earth. Future episodes promise to share Disney parks marvels from across the world, and I cannot wait.
If you’re a big Disney Parks fan, you need to put this show on your Disney+ Day 1 list.
Creating happiness is hard work. This six-hour saga by Academy Award-nominated director, Leslie Iwerks, chronicles the sixty-seven year history of Walt Disney Imagineering, a place best described as equal parts artist studio, design center, think tank and innovation laboratory.
This is where an eclectic group of creative people bring ideas to life. They’re responsible for building twelve theme parks around the world – the Happiest Places on Earth.
8. Forky Asks a Question
I’ll say it: I don’t get Forky.
Like, at all. But Forky Asks a Question is so ridiculously delightful and asks very little of you as far as time committment, so… put it on the list of things to watch Day 1.
Your young kids who DO get Forky are going to love this one!
9. Day 1 On Disney+: Watch Noelle First
Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in a Christmas movie.
Do we need any other reason to love this movie?
If your tree isn’t up by November 12, I bet you’ll be ready to decorate that baby after watching this show!
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.