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Go behind the magic with six Disney+ documentaries you have to see

Epcot Imagineering Story
Epcot Imagineering Story (Image credit: Disney)

Never did we think we'd see a day where Disneyland and Walt Disney World are closed indefinitely, but here we are. Whether you're missing the parks right now or you're just yearning for something new to watch at home, Disney+ (opens in new tab) is full of content to entertain the whole family. By this point in our new socially distant lives, you've probably watched a few of the most popular Disney+ shows and movies available already, but with the wide selection that's on the service, there's still plenty to watch no matter how long you've been binge-watching.

Disney+ now has new movies like Onward (opens in new tab) and Frozen 2 (opens in new tab) available to stream, but one of the more interesting aspects of the service is all of the content that takes you behind the scenes. With documentaries like One Day at Disney and The Imagineering Story, you can go behind the scenes at Disney parks to see how the magic is really created. Disney+ also has shows and specials that take you behind the scenes of popular series like Star Wars and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

What is Disney+ and how do I sign up?

Before we get to the list below, if you aren't familiar with Disney+ or have been holding out on signing up, now's the time to learn more and get a subscription started. It brings pretty much the full collection of shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, Nat Geo, Marvel, and more into one service for a low montly cost that doesn't require a long-term commitment.

You can get started with a Disney Plus subscription (opens in new tab) for just $5.99 per month, or combine it with Hulu and ESPN+ (opens in new tab) for just $12.99 a month. Both give you access to the same Disney+ library, but obviously the bundle just gives you more services to watch. There's even a 7-day free trial offer to let you check out the service before you're charged anything.

Best shows and films to take you behind the magic on Disney+

Plenty of new shows and films are coming to Disney+ this month, but if you're looking to see all the work that really goes into the parks, TV shows and films, keep scrolling to see our list of six Disney+ features to take you behind the magic.

Any personal favorites we missed?

There's an extensive catalog of content on Disney+ (opens in new tab), so we've no doubt missed a few must-see films and shows that cover the magic happening in the background. Is there a favorite of yours that's missing from the list? Drop a comment below and let us know what's worth watching!

Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.
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  • If you are a fan of Disney parks in any capacity, The Imagineering Story is mandatory. Truly wonderful, especially the first three episodes.