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Disney+ debuted to much fanfare in late 2019. Finally, there was one place where you could watch both your favorite Disney princesses and your favorite Marvel superheroes (and also Baby Yoda). But can you get Disney+ for free, or do you have to pay for it? Read on and we’ll tell you whether or not Disney+ has a free trial.

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Disney+, featuring The Mandalorian

Does Disney+ have a free trial?

Unfortunately, Disney+ does not have a free trial as of this writing. They did for the first few months of the service. But alas, the free ride ended just before Hamilton appeared on Disney+. The Big Mouse House is not throwing away its shot….to make you pay for at least a month of the service.

A month of Disney+ will cost you $6.99. That’s a perfectly reasonable price for a lot of high-value content. But it’s not as good as free, so we don’t blame anyone who wants a free Disney+ trial. You just have to be willing to wait for it, because it’s not currently a thing Disney is offering — and nobody knows when that might change.

For now, Disney is sticking to its guns. On the Disney+ help page. It says, “Signing up to Disney+ does not generally include a free trial period.” The word “generally” is doing a lot of work there. It sounds like the service isn’t closing the door on free trials once in a blue moon, but right now, it’s about as likely as seeing Black Widow in theaters sometime before 2021.

Does Disney+ offer any other deals in lieu of a free trial?

OK, so now you can answer the question, “Does Disney+ offer a free trial?” It’s probably not the answer you wanted, though. It’s fair to wonder if the streaming service has any other deals as a replacement for the much-loved free trial.

There is one deal worth noting, but it’s also not free. You can bundle Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ together for $12.99 per month. That’s about $5 cheaper than if you paid for all three services separately. It’s a good price if you want to try a few different services at once.

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Does Disney+ bill you automatically?

Yes, and because there’s no free trial period right now, you’ll get billed for the first time on the day you sign up. If you go with the monthly plan, that means you’ll see a charge of $6.99 (plus any applicable taxes).

There’s also an annual plan you can sign up for, but the usual caveats apply: With annual plans, you pay less per month, but you have to pay for it all up front. In Disney+’s case, that means you’ll get charged $69.99 for 12 months of service. That’s in comparison to the $83.88 a year that you’d eventually pay for a year on Disney+’s monthly plan.

Do I have to sign a contract with Disney+?

Right now, Disney+ doesn’t offer any sort of free trial. But on the, uh, plus side, they also don’t make you sign any contracts. Such contracts are often more confusing than that whole time travel plot in Avengers: Endgame, and Disney+ has decided against subjecting its customers to that.

However, Disney+ does not offer partial refunds. That means if you don’t want to keep using the service, that’s fine, but you aren’t going to get part of your money back. This is obviously a bigger deal if you have the annual plan. Either way, you can keep using the service until your next scheduled billing date.

What else should I know about Disney+?

If you want to know more about Disney+ without giving the company your credit card information, we’ve got you covered at Cordcutting.com. For our full unvarnished opinion on the service, hop on over to our Disney+ review.

For more general information on the service, including a list of shows and compatible devices, head to our main Disney+ product and pricing page.

As always, stay tuned to Cordcutting.com for the latest Disney+ information. If Disney brings back any kind of free trial, we’ll be sure to let you know. You can also connect with our social media pages for the latest streaming news and views.

2 thoughts on “Disney Plus Free Trial

  1. Avatar jay says:

    Will Disney Plus include the old TV shows and movies such as Dr Syn Alias The Scarecrow, Texas John Slaughter? Thank You

    1. Avatar Stephen Lovely says:

      Hi Jay, thanks for reading! I don’t see those titles on Disney’s list of Disney+ streaming titles, unfortunately.

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