(Via Disney Parks Blog)
When I think about my favorite parts of my childhood, I remember family reunions and road trips, my favorite movie/TV characters, and especially the toys I played with the most. I remember climbing all over the McDonald’s PlayPlace jungle gym and even remember my first visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (ironically, it was when McDonald’s sponsored the DINOSAUR attraction there!). Those were spaces that I always had fun with my family and friends, and perhaps like you, they have always inspired a sense of nostalgia when I return to them.
That nostalgia for the things we loved as children is a big part of what brings us back to the brands we cherish as adults. While writing this article, I got so excited re-discovering the Happy Meal Toys with Disney characters from the latest films and celebrations in our Disney Parks throughout the years. My great-grandmother collected all of the toys and I played with them every time we visited with her!
You may remember McDonald’s first collection of special edition Walt Disney World 50th Happy Meal Toys from 2021. Highlighting fifty of our most beloved characters backdropped with lenticular images of the four parks, these toys were a popular keepsake for the celebration from McDonald’s, who has collaborated with Disney for decades.
As we continue our celebration of 50 years of magic during the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary, McDonald’s latest Happy Meal Toys are a fun and collectible addition to commemorate the anniversary. The collection features Mickey and Friends posed in vehicles from a few of our favorite attractions across property. And as a special surprise, select toys have golden accents in their design! Here’s a look at a few toys from the collection below:
To keep the celebration going, McDonald’s is also giving fans a chance to win a vacation for four to experience the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration for themselves. You still have time to participate! Add a Happy Meal to your mobile order by May 22 to be entered.*
The latest toy collection is currently available in Happy Meals at your local McDonald’s while supplies last. Do you remember your favorite Happy Meal Toy featuring Disney characters? Let us know in the comments below!
The Disney Parks-themed Happy Meal Program is available at participating U.S. McDonald’s for a limited time while supplies last. Visit Happymeal.com for more details.
*No Purchase Necessary To Enter/Win A Prize. A Purchase Will Not Increase Chances Of Winning. 2022 Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald’s is open only to residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are eighteen years of age or older. Subject to Official Rules in the McDonald’s App and at magicatmcd.com. Enter with the purchase of any Happy Meal® using Mobile Order & Pay via the McDonald’s App during the Entry period beginning on May 13, 2022, at 12:00:00 a.m. local time and ending on May 22, 2022, at 11:59:59 p.m. local time, or enter without purchase via the AMOE link and follow instructions to complete and submit the AMOE form with all required information beginning on May 13, 2022, at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ending on May 23, 2022, at 5:59:59 a.m. ET. Limit 1 Entry per day (regardless of method). Void where prohibited. 25 prizes: A trip for 4 to Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL, ARV: $11,765. Total ARV of all prizes: $294,125. Odds of winning determined by number of Entries received. Limit 1 prize/participant. Potential winners will need a valid email associated with their McDonald’s App account/Entry in order to receive winner notification. Sponsor: McDonald’s USA, LLC, 110 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607-2101.