Disney+ Day: What is it? When is it? All the highlights including 'Thor', 'Pinocchio' and 'Andor'

Thor, Pinocchio and Andor feature in Disney+ Day. (Disney)
Thor, Pinocchio and Andor feature in Disney+ Day. (Disney)

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Disney+ Day is back, with a huge line-up of exciting exclusives and new content you won't want to miss.

But what is the streaming service's key day, when is it and what are the highlights to look out for this year?

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Here's everything you need to know about Disney+ Day 2022.

When is Disney+ Day 2022?

Disney+ Day is set to take place on Thursday, 8 September, 2022.

You'll need to be a Disney+ subscriber to take advantage of the special content available to view on Thursday.

To celebrate the day Disney+ have launched a unmissable deal, offering new and returning customers 75% off a Disney Plus subscription until September 19.

This means you can get one month of Disney+ for just £1.99. Disney+ is usually £7.99 a month, or £79.90 for a year, with subscriptions auto-renewing automatically unless otherwise cancelled.

What is Disney+ Day?

Pinocchio (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) in Disney's live-action PINOCCHIO, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Pinocchio is one of the day's big releases. (Disney)

Disney+ Day is packed full of offers, treats and new content for subscribers to the Disney+ streaming service.

The annual event sees the release of big-name new shows and films, special exclusive features that include favourite characters, and benefits to take advantage of at Disney theme parks.

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Expect the premiere of some highly anticipated shows and films, as well as shorts, sing-a-longs and documentaries for the service's most popular characters and titles.

If you're visiting Disney theme parks in Florida, California or Paris on Disney+ Day, subscriber special offers include early entry to the park, while if you happen to be on the Disney Wonder cruise you'll get to see exclusive shows on board.

There are also product and gaming offers to look out for.

To become a Disney+ subscriber, go to disneyplus.com.

What are the highlights for Disney+ Day 2022?

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BTS in concert in LA is streaming as a surprise Disney+ Day treat. (Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

A special surprise premiere that arrived on Disney+ Day 2022 was the BTS concert BTS: Permission To Dance On Stage - LA.

It is now available for Disney+ customers to watch and features the footage of concerts performed by the South Korean superstars in LA in November and December 2021, including hits 'Dynamite' and 'Butter'.

Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor. (Disney)

Star Wars fans were also treated to a surprise exclusive with a sneak peek at the first nine minutes of Andor, set to release its first three episodes on 21 September.

Andor follows Cassian Andor’s journey to becoming a rebel hero, starring Diego Luna in the title role.

Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder is heavily featured. (Disney)

Premieres launching on the streaming service on Thursday include Thor: Love and Thunder starring Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Taika Waititi, and there's also a must-see documentary for fans, Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder.

Another documentary not to be missed is Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return, featuring the making of the film with never-before-seen footage.

Owen Wilson returns to voice Lightning McQueen in Pixar series Cars on the Road. (Disney)
Owen Wilson returns to voice Lightning McQueen in Pixar series Cars on the Road. (Disney)

There are also some more Frozen Disney+ Day exclusives to look out for - this year, there are new sing-a-long versions of both Frozen and Frozen 2 launching on the day.

Pinocchio's live-action remake will premiere, there's a Simpsons short featuring Lisa, and look out for a new weekly episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Exciting new series include Cars animated spin-off show Cars On The Road, featuring the voice of Owen Wilson, and Mike, a drama series based on the career and life of Mike Tyson with Moonlight's Trevante Rhodes playing him.

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