By Chelsea Burnett, Alliance Manager, Disney Corporate Alliances
If you’re like me and can’t wait until Oct. 1 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, then you are in luck! Our friends at McDonald’s are helping us celebrate 50 magical years with an impressive lineup of 50 unique Happy Meal® toys and an exclusive Happy Meal box. This one-of-a-kind collection goes deep into the vault of some of our favorite Disney characters. While “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will continue for 18 months, these toys are only available for a limited time, so be sure to grab some while supplies last!
If you head to your local Golden Arches® starting this week, you’ll find the EARidescent 8 characters sporting their 50th anniversary celebration fashions in addition to 42 other beloved characters. All of the toys come on one of four colorful bases, each representing one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks. Great for playing or displaying, each base comes with a lenticular backdrop depicting a day-to-night scene in Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Ready for another reason to celebrate? From Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, McDonald’s is giving guests the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of 25 vacations for four to Walt Disney World Resort to experience the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort! Guests can purchase a Happy Meal via McDonald’s digital app and automatically be entered. Families can also enjoy fun and engaging games at home as part of this Happy Meal program through McDonald’s Happy Meal App.
The full list of character toys includes Celebration Mickey Mouse, Flounder, Timothy Mouse, Abu, Genie, Bambi, Celebration Dale, R2-D2, Celebration Minnie Mouse, Sebastian, Bruni, Tinker Bell, Bo Peep, Cheshire Cat, Miguel, Joe Gardner, Celebration Daisy Duck, Celebration Goofy, Piglet, Lumiere, Frozone, Dory, Dante, BB-8, Celebration Pluto, Lady Tramp, Jaq, Rocket, Edna Mode, Jiminy Cricket, Simba, Winnie The Pooh, Cogsworth, Gus, Hei Hei, Mad Hatter, Stitch, Woody, Groot, Olaf, Pua, Pinocchio, Celebration Donald Duck, Dumbo, Pumbaa, Thumper, Celebration Chip, Nemo, and Timon.
No Purchase Necessary To Enter/Win A Prize. A Purchase Will Not Increase Chances Of Winning. 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. Enter with the purchase of any Happy Meal using Mobile Order & Pay via the McDonald’s App during the entry period beginning on September 25, 2021, at 12:00:00 a.m. local time and ending on October 1, 2021, 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 September 25, 2021, at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ending on October 1, 2021, 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: $11,165. Total ARV of all prizes: $279,125. 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.
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