Disney is having a massive day today. In addition to announcing Moana 2 and acquiring a stake in Epic Games, the company has announced that Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) is coming to Disney+.
Set to debut next month on March 15, 2024, exclusively on Disney+,
Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) is the concert film in its entirety for the first time.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, a concert film documenting Swift's Eras Tour (her 2023-2024 concert tour) was released in theaters in October 2023. Produced by Swift and directed by Sam Wrench, the "cinematic rendering" of the Eras Tour featured most of the songs performed on the tour's set list but condensed the three-and-a-half-hour show into just under three hours.
Naturally, this meant some songs had to be cut for the theatrical release. Popular hits like "Cardigan" (from the Folklore album) did not make the final cut.
Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) will include "Cardigan" along with four additional acoustic songs. Disney didn't announce which songs would be added, but some of the acoustic songs performed at Los Angeles' So-Fi Stadium from August 3-5 — which is when The Eras Tour film was shot — were “Our Song” and "You're On Your Own Kid."
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour earned a whopping $260 million at the worldwide box office, making it the top-selling concert film of all time. Many had wondered which service would land the highly coveted streaming rights for The Eras Tour, and it looks like Disney is the big winner.
With Disney and Taylor Swift seemingly working together, perhaps this could open the conversation for another joint partnership. Last year, we wrote how Taylor Swift would be the perfect artist to feature in Hollywood Studios' Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, which will be closing for refurbishment this year.
The 25-year-old attraction, which first opened in 1999, stars Aerosmith and focuses on guests taking a "super stretch" limo to get to the band's concert in time. While Aerosmith's music lends itself well to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, there's no denying the band is a bit dated. If Disney is trying to attract younger audiences, there's no better superstar than Taylor Swift.