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 in a handful of countries (outside of The Netherlands, where it went live last year) 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.— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) February 24, 2020
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 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. The Simpsons is also said to be in state of limbo. 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, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland on March 24th, with customers in Belgium, Portugal and the Nordics able to sign up soon after.