One of the big draws of Disney Plus is that it offers Disney a platform to put share some of the amazing behind the scenes looks at Disney parks they’ve given us over the years.
While they haven’t added all—or even most, or much—of the historical Disney parks documentary coverage that’s been produced, they’ve made up for it with a few great exclusive offerings. Read on to learn about all the Disney parks documentaries and shows on Disney Plus!
One Day at Disney Short #30 introduces Tony Salvaggio, Park Decorator
Disney Insider Episode 6 contains a behind-the-scenes look at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (includes spoilers!)
One Day at Disney Short #28 introduces Scot Drake, Imagineering Creative Executive
Disney Insider Episode 5 has a look at the Walt Disney World Marathon
THE IMAGINEERING STORY
The Imagineering Story is the gold standard Disney parks content on Disney Plus, and chances are you’ve already come across it by the time you see this list.
The episodes take you through the history of the development of the Disney parks. I won’t belabor the point—this is can’t miss television for anyone interested in Disney parks.
DECORATING DISNEY: HOLIDAY MAGIC
Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic is a 43-minute behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into transforming the Disney parks for the holiday season.
There’s a bit of history in there, but it’s mostly focused on the contemporary challenges behind some of Disney’s most impressive transformations, from holiday decorations at Magic Kingdom to the creation of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland.
ONE DAY AT DISNEY
One Day at Disney is an hour-long documentary about the lives of the Cast Members who work for The Walt Disney Company.
This is not a parks-exclusive show, but it does feature multiple segments about Cast Members at the park, and the whole thing is worth a watch.
One Day At Disney Shorts
The One Day at Disney Shorts are individual segments similar to those used in the full-length documentary. They aren’t the same ones from the documentary though—it’s all fresh content.
Like the documentary, the shorts aren’t exclusively about the parks. All are worth watching, but episodes 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, and 30 are most relevant to the parks.
Disney Insider is a new documentary series on Disney Plus. Each episode has around three five-minute segments spanning the Disney Company.
Episode 1 had some content from Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort (no theme parks).
Episode 3 goes backstage at Animal Kingdom to discuss the elephants.
Episode 4 discusses Mickey & Minnie costumes at Shanghai Disneyland and has a conservation segment with Joe Rohde.
Episode 5 takes a look at the Walt Disney World Marathon.
Episode 6 includes a behind-the-scenes look at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This segment contains spoilers for the ride.
DISNEY FAIRYTALE WEDDINGS
There are three pieces of Disney Fairytale Weddings content on Disney Plus. These are all mostly parks or other Disney destination weddings, though some are tied to Disney through Adventures By Disney, Disney’s worldwide tour service.
The Disney Fairytale Weddings Special (2017) is an hour-long documentary (eh, Disney marketing piece) about weddings at Disney destinations.
Disney Fairytale Weddings: Holiday Magic (2017) is a 43-minute special in the same style, just with a holiday season focus.
Finally, Disney Fairytale Weddings (2017, 2020) is a two-season television series continuing the concept, this time with focus on fewer weddings for each episode of 40ish minutes.
Did We Miss Something? Let Us Know In The Comments!
Disney Plus isn’t super well-organized, so we might have missed something—in which case let us know because we’d LOVE to watch it!