McDonald’s Happy Meals have just gotten a little happier for Disney fans, as Disney toys will once again be featured for the first time in a decade. Disney and McDonald’s parted ways years ago due to Disney’s then new dietary guidelines.
Beginning with The Incredibles 2, Disney and McDonald’s will resume their relationship — albeit with some stricter dietary requirements per Disney.
In mid-February McDonald’s said that it was revamping its Happy Meal menu to offer selections that were lower in calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar. This meant ditching cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from the kids’ menu.
While these items are still available for purchase, McDonald’s will not list them on the menu, thus making less likely that these items will be ordered, it said.
“McDonald’s commitment to balanced Happy Meals allows our two companies to collaborate on new ways to bring the magic of Disney to McDonald’s consumers,” Tiffany Rende, senior vice president of corporate alliances at Disney, said in a statement Tuesday.
This is good news for fans of Disney McDonald’s toys, which have always been a favorite of Disneyana collectors.