If Utahns had to pick a second place to live, it would most likely be Disneyland. Residents in the state are known for their fanatic love of all-things Disney, from the parks, to the movies, to Broadway versions. With Disney+ streaming now launched, it's safe to say a lot of Utahns are likely browsing through the platform wondering where to start in their new dream come true. Here are some of our suggestions.
For Star Wars and fantasy fans: 'The Mandalorian'
The hype for this new original series launched on Disney+ (and the only place to watch it) has preceded its launch. "The Mandalorian" TV series focuses on the journey of a single -- you guessed it, Mandalorian -- bounty hunter as he crosses the galaxy on missions. Thus far, there have been two episodes dropped with pretty significant plot surprises for already Star Wars fans.
Utahns love ice cream and so does Jeff Goldblum
Another new series only available on Disney+ that Utahns will likely enjoy is the docuseries "The World According to Jeff Goldblum" who investigates all kinds of topics -- from sneakers to denim.
Think of it as "How It's Made" meets "Somebody Feed Phil" -- or take your pick of the many other documentary TV series out there. How is this one different?
It's based on things Americans universally love.
There's nothing Utah loves more than Disney, except ice cream (despite us not shaking the Jell-O cliche).
In the second episode of the series, Goldblum takes a look at ice cream and it's likely one that will drive any Utahn to visit Rockwell Ice Cream or Brooker's Founding Flavors Flavors.
A must-watch for those who wish they could live at 'The Happiest Place on Earth'
Disney+ includes "The Imagineering Story," a documentary series about the Disney theme parks and Disney's innovations that dive deep into the parks. Learn about those who have developed them and the people that work to keep the parks running for the millions of visitors who go.
Want to look behind the scenes of the park that employees only go? Watch this series, that drops new episodes on Fridays.
Retro TV series and movies
In Utah County, there's a deeper appreciation for entertainment of yesteryear and the content standards held for children's programming.
Sometimes you want just good, clean classic TV. Disney+ has already added a handful of movies and older TV shows, including: "DuckTales," "The Muppet Movie," "The Sound of Music," the original "The Parent Trap," via 1961, and "Old Yeller."
Honestly, the selection is quite broad already. Chances are one of your childhood favorites is on there.
'High School Musical' circles back to Utah
For those who missed the memo from 15 years ago, the very popular Disney movie "High School Musical" was filmed at East High School in Salt Lake City, Murray High School, and with other parts of the film staged in St. George.
If you're watching the new TV series based off the movies, and are looking for something extra, the Deseret News reported that there's a four-day, four-night itinerary for "High School Musical" fanatics to follow, created by the state office of tourism.
The special itinerary coordinates with the release of the latest addition in the "High School Musical" series. It features tours of East High School; eating at Takashi, a favorite local restaurant the crew repeatedly dined at, and Snow Canyon State Park that served as a backdrop for two scenes in the original film.