We all know that going to McDonald’s for a meal is kind of a gamble (will they remember the ketchup? Please, God, remember the ketchup), and when you order a Happy Meal, it’s even truer. That’s because on top of wondering if your food will be served piping hot or “warming” tray cold, you have to wonder what toy you’re going to receive. Well, Disney has partnered with McDonald’s to make ordering a Happy Meal one of the most exciting and risky things any adult or child could make, because not only are they releasing 10 (yes, TEN) Happy Meal toys to celebrate the release of The Lion King remake, but some Happy Meal boxes are also hiding tickets to for a trip to Disney World.
Inside each Happy Meal box you’ll get the same food as usual, but with fun new Lion King imagery on the milk containers, apple slice packaging, and Go-Gurt. Then, you’ll see which toy you received: Mufasa, Rafiki, baby Simba, adult Simba, Sarabi, baby Nala, adult Nala, Zazu, Timon, or of the indomitable Pumba.
As much as we love collectible Happy Meal toys (my basement holds the proof of my childhood obsession), what we’re really interested in here is the trip to Disney World. Every Happy Meal sold from July 16 through August 19 will come with a game piece. Scan the game piece in the McDonald’s app or at MagicAtMcD.com, and you might find out that you’re heading to Disney.
Seven lucky players will win a trip for four to Disney World, including admission to all of the parks, and even better, your airfare and hotel are totally covered. A further 250 people have the chance to win a $25 gift card to use at the Disney store – if you can’t actually make it to Disney World, you might as well clutter your house with Disney paraphernalia!
The Lion King comes out on July 18th, and the Happy Meal promo will run through August 19th, so you have about a month to eat as many Happy Meals as humanly possible in your quest for a free trip to Disney. Who’s up for the challenge?