Disney Plus Premier Access explained: Price, movies, how to watch and more

Disney Plus Premier Access: Jungle Cruise
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Disney Plus Premier Access is the simplest way to enjoy the House of the Mouse's latest summer blockbuster: Jungle Cruise. And for those who didn't use this option to watch Black Widow at home, we've got all the info you need on how to watch Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star on a big adventure opposite the eerie Jesse Plemons.

Disney Plus Premier Access debuted last fall with the premiere of Mulan, followed by Raya and the Last Dragon and Cruella. The feature allows Disney sell movies through its streaming service (versus Amazon, Apple or Fandango Now) to Disney Plus subscribers. 

Disney Plus Premier Access appears to be on hiatus, as Encanto's Disney Plus release date shows that Disney's found a new schedule.

With many movie theaters closed or restricting attendance due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Disney made the decision to release Raya and the Last Dragon via Premier Access. For a while, it looked like Black Widow would only be in theaters, but it's arrived nontheless.

And then there's the other way of releasing movies in 2021, as Warner Bros is releasing a ton of its major theatrical films on HBO Max. Plus, users don't need to pay extra — though HBO Max costs $14.99 per month, more than twice as much as the $6.99 Disney Plus.

Black Widow sees Natasha Romanov, in the wake of Captain America: Civil War, going back home to take care of some family business. Family, action and chaos await, and we're more than giddy to see what happens next.

Disney Plus Premier Access cost

You can order Jungle Cruise for $30 on Disney Plus.That one-time price is on top of the $6.99 monthly price of Disney Plus.

How Disney Plus Premier Access works

Once you purchase Jungle Cruise on Disney Premiere Access, you will neither "own" nor be "renting" the film in the normal way. Instead, you'll have access to Jungle Cruise for as long as your subscription is active.

All Disney Plus subscribers will get regular access to Jungle Cruise on November 12.

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.