Do you want to know what I think is the best thing about Disney+? It has all of my favorite properties in one place.
Want to watch Buzz and Woody argue? Want to watch Luke Skywalker fly in an X-Wing? Want to watch Spider-Man and Ironman go into outer space to defeat Thanos? Disney+ ha you covered.
And what has the age of streaming media brought us? Many things, of course, but one phrase sticks out: binge-worthy. Movie marathons, entire seasons in one bloodshot eye of a night — we consume it all because all we have to do is click “play next!” For better or worse, it’s all right there for us to enjoy.
What do you like to binge? Maybe you’re looking for your next popcorn and pillow fort evening with the family. Here are five marathons (obviously on Disney+) for your viewing entertainment! Let’s count down together.
The Disney Park Pack
Okay park lovers, I’m starting with you! The Disney history content just keeps getting better and better, and there’s more to come in the future. But let’s go with the heavy hitters for this.
Start with The Imagineering Story. It’s the go-to Disney park history documentary, in my opinion. Then treat the family animal lovers to The Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Finally, give the ever-important Cast Members some love with One Day at Disney and Disney Insider. As a bonus (just because this needs more Walt), The Preopening Report From Disneyland. Come on, you can’t go wrong with this park-lovers feast!
Ah, the 90s…
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Lion King (1994)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
These are simply just the best. Enjoy the heart of Walt Disney Animation with these masterpieces.
A Goofy Movie (1995) *quietly starts humming I2I*
Look, if you really want to have a go at it, the Toy Story Collection has 20 entries on Disney+ between movies, animated shorts and specials. Challenge yourself to go all the way and watch the Disney+ original Inside Pixar and the Pixar Popcorn shorts! Or stick to the basics. Pixar has provided us with four excellent films following these incredible characters that span generations of fans and touch our hearts. As someone who wanted a Buzz Lightyear room when he was just an obsessed child, and dressed up as Woody to see Toy Story on Ice, I say you can’t go wrong with Toy Story as an epic movie marathon!
At the time of this posting, there are nine mainline films, two additional live-action films, four animated series, a collection of vintage stories, some shorts, some specials, and two seasons of The Mandalorian with much much more content on the way. And the best part about this one is, much like the creators made these projectors out of chronological order, you can watch any and everything in whatever order you want! Enjoy getting whisked away to a far off galaxy with an epic Star Wars marathon of your choosing!
Got a month or two? Yes, nothing else could be number one for me here. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the definitive powerhouse on Disney+ with more than 20 films, making-of documentaries, and an expanding series list that culminates in an incredible, gigantic mural that is the MCU work of art we have to enjoy. Soak it all in, get out your tin foil hats of speculation, and let the fandom gushing begin!
Those are five Disney+ marathons I think are the best of the best. What do you think? Do you have a go-to marathon from the mouse? Maybe you can think of a more obscure and creative addition to my list like, “all appearances of Alan Tudyk” or something of the like. Drop your thoughts in the WDW Radio Clubhouse on Facebook! Now if you’ll excuse me I have to get back to my Disney+ marathon!
All photos courtesy of The Walt Disney Company.
My name is Tyler. I’m 24 years old and I live in Georgia with my wife, Ragan. I am a huge fan of the Disney parks after reigniting my childhood love of Disney on a trip in which I proposed! Since that 2017 trip, we have been back to our home away from home several times, and like many of you, we’re always in the pre-planning stage of a Disney vacation whether it happens or not. I have been a huge fan of Marvel and Star Wars my entire life on a very deep and highly invested level, and I hope my love and passion for these properties (as well as all Disney storytelling on and off the screen) comes through.