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Disney Plus gift cards: delivery, info, prices, and alternatives explained

Disney Plus gift cards
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If you want a quick and easy present for your friends or loved ones (particularly if you've left it a little late), Disney Plus gift cards are a solid bet. They get the recipient a full year of the new streaming service to redeem whenever they like, allowing them to watch all the Disney Plus they can stomach. Which is no bad thing - as we mentioned in our Disney Plus review, it's just the pick-me-up the world needs right now.

Because Disney Plus gift cards are digital codes, you can have them delivered to any email address you like at the time of your choosing. With that in mind, we've got the low-down on how to get one right here.

As things stand, the only option Disney is putting out at the moment is a 1-year Disney Plus gift card subscription priced at $69.99. This actually saves about $14 compared to paying for the new streaming service monthly, so you're effectively getting two months for free by buying a year upfront. And because we can stream Hamilton right now and stream Black is King, there's plenty of reason to get excited about Disney Plus gift cards.

As we mentioned above, Disney Plus gift cards will be delivered digitally in email form rather than as a physical card. This is fantastic for last-minute gifts when you don't have time to wait for postal delivery. You can get the code delivered to yourself, giving you the option to print out the Disney Plus gift code email so you can put it in a card (or you could write the code into one) or you can arrange for the email to be sent directly to the recipient on a date of your choice.

Important note: These Disney Plus gift cards can only be activated by new subscribers. So if the recipient already has Disney Plus, or has at some point since launch a few months back, you'll have to pass on this as a gift option. Thanks, Disney.

Disney Plus gift card - USA

Disney Plus gift card (1 year) | $69.99 at Disney Plus
Want an easy but thoughtful present for a loved one? Disney Plus offers a digital gift card that can be delivered to any email address you like on the day of your choosing. That makes timing for special occasions very simple, whether that's a few weeks away or today. In addition, you're basically getting two free months for your trouble - this deal is around $14 less than paying for Disney Plus month by month.View Deal

Heads up, US shoppers - because it's primarily available online, you'll be hard-pressed to get the gift subscription card in physical form. In fact, the only place you'll find an actual, hold-it-in-your-hands card rather than as a code is at select Disney Stores. It's also worth noting that the Disney Plus gift card is not available at third-party merchants or in supermarkets yet either, so grabbing it at the link above is the only way you'll be able to pick one up.

It's worth doing, though. Disney Plus sign-up deals have been a big hit in the States since launching, with fans eagerly diving into the huge back-catalog of classic Disney movies, every season of The Simpsons, and one of our personal favorites, the new live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. New content is being added all the time too, with the latest Disney movies and a raft of new Marvel TV shows deep into production already. The Mandalorian season 2 is on its way too.

If you're wanting to check out Disney Plus yourself, then there are plenty of Disney Plus bundles for you in the US so far.

Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN+ | $12.99 per month
This is our favorite offer going for Disney Plus as it bundles the excellent Hulu and ESPN+ streaming services too at a seriously low price. Hulu in particular compliments Disney Plus by offering more adult-friendly content like Castle Rock, Blackish, The Handmaid's Tale, Family Guy, and much more. It's a rolling monthly contract too, so you can cancel at any time.
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Disney Plus monthly | $6.99 per month
If you want the simplest and cheapest option for checking out the range of Disney Plus content with no long term commitment then this rolling monthly deal is the one for you as you can cancel at any time. You also have the option of paying for a year upfront, which saves you nearly $14 compared to paying monthly for a year.
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Verizon | Free year of Disney Plus
If you were needing to upgrade your mobile data plan soon anyway and Verizon is your network of choice, be sure to take advantage of these offers that provide a year of Disney Plus for FREE.
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Disney Plus gift card - worldwide

Unfortunately, Disney Plus gift cards have not been released in other territories like the UK, Canada, Australia, or the Netherlands yet. We expect Disney might be waiting until the service has been rolled out in more countries before sorting this out.

Brendan is GamesRadar's Managing Editor of the Hardware & eCommerce team. Formerly the Deals Editor at our sister site, TechRadar, he's obsessed with finding the best tech, games, gadgets, and hardware at the lowest price. He spends way too much of his free time trying to decide what new things to watch on Netflix, then just rewatches It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia instead.