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Disney Plus 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 Plus for free, or do you have to pay for it? Read on and we’ll tell you whether or not Disney Plus has a free trial.

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Disney Plus, featuring “The Mandalorian”

Does Disney Plus have a free trial?

Unfortunately, Disney Plus 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 Plus in summer 2020. Apparently, the Big Mouse House was not throwing away its shot at making you pay for at least a month of the service. More than a year later, the free trial program has still not returned.

A month of Disney Plus will cost you $7.99. 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 Plus 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 Plus help page, it says, “Signing up to Disney Plus does not generally include a free trial period.” The word “generally” makes it sound like the service isn’t closing the door on free trials, but right now, it’s not happening.

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

OK, so now you can answer the question, “Does Disney Plus 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 Plus, Hulu, and sports-centric streaming service ESPN Plus together for $13.99 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.

Does Disney Plus bill you automatically?

Yes, Disney Plus will begin billing you automatically as soon as you become a paying customer. 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 $7.99 (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 upfront. In Disney Plus’ case, that means you’ll get charged $79.99 for 12 months of service. That’s in comparison to the $95.88 a year that you’d eventually pay for a year on the Disney Plus monthly plan.

Do I have to sign a contract with Disney Plus?

Right now, Disney Plus 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 Plus has decided against subjecting its customers to that.

However, Disney Plus 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 Plus?

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

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

As always, stay tuned to for the latest Disney Plus 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.

9 thoughts on “Disney Plus Free Trial

  1. 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. Stephen Lovely says:

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

  2. Anonymous says:

    i really want to use free trial is there one for disney plus??? thanks

  3. Anonymous says:

    i really want to use free trial is there one for disney plus i would really like to know pls

  4. Ken Fougere says:

    Where is the free trial sign-up link?

  5. lisa says:

    I would consider signing up for Disney+ if there was a list of current offerings online. However, one has to sign up to see what is available. I realize that is a marketing ploy, but like most markenting ploys, it is also a rip off. When I see a current list, I will sign up. Until then, I will be very vocal about that lack of transparency to anyone I talk to. And thats alot of people in my work.

  6. Mad Guy says:

    You baited me with the title of this, man. Not gonna let it happen again.

  7. WhatUpDawg says:

    You need to update your article. Cost is $7.99, not $6.99. Also, at this point, we all know Black Widow did not release before 2021.

    Finally, the line “they don’t make you sign a contract” doesn’t make a lot of sense. No streaming service makes you buy a contract that I know of, although several will offer discounts to encourage paying a year in advance.

  8. rachel says:

    The hulu bundles are more than what you have listed here. The hulu+ ads is 13.99 and the hulu no ads is 19.99 and even higher for the plans with live tv.

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