- McDonald’s has quickly stopped distributing its Disney World line of Completely satisfied Meal toys.
- WDW Information At present beforehand reported that it realized by means of an “inner McDonald’s Restaurant Transient Alert” that the toys included defective QR codes that led to error messages and “unintended search outcomes” when scanned exterior of the McDonald’s app.
- In an announcement despatched to Insider, representatives for McDonald’s USA stated the corporate regrets that its “present Completely satisfied Meal promotion didn’t function as meant.”
- The toys will return to McDonald’s areas this week, although prospects stated on Twitter that they might not buy them as lately as yesterday.
Lower than one week after being launched, the Disney World line of McDonald’s Completely satisfied Meal toys has been quickly faraway from eating places.
Early this week, Disney followers and McDonald’s prospects started to take a position that the toys — which have collectible figurines of basic characters inside miniature trip automobiles — had been recalled after unsuccessfully trying to buy them at eating places. Others who bought Completely satisfied Meals stated they got totally different toys after being advised by McDonald’s employees that the Disney assortment was recalled.
In response to an inner McDonald’s memo obtained by WDW Information At present, distribution of the toys was halted as a result of they included QR codes that led to “unintended search outcomes” when scanned exterior of the McDonald’s app.
—WDW Information At present (@WDWNT) November 17, 2020
In an announcement despatched to Insider over electronic mail, a consultant for McDonald’s USA stated the corporate regrets that its “present Completely satisfied Meal promotion didn’t function as meant,” leading to some prospects receiving “generic toys.”
“QR codes on recreation tickets packaged with the toys had been meant to permit for folks to interact within the Completely satisfied Meal expertise and enter a chance-to-win sweepstakes by means of the McDonald’s app as instructed on the packaging,” the assertion stated.
“We sincerely apologize that some prospects who tried to enter exterior the app skilled a technical glitch that generally led to an error message or, in restricted situations, to unintended search outcomes, and we have been in contact with these prospects,” the assertion continued.
The McDonald’s consultant added that the corporate has taken “quick steps to take away toys with the sport items” from eating places, and supply prospects with “Completely satisfied Meal toys with out the sport tickets/QR codes.”
“We remorse any delay in getting new toys to our groups,” the assertion stated. “We’ll proceed to honor the sweepstakes promotion.”
McDonald’s prospects grew pissed off early this week once they couldn’t discover the theme-park toys at varied eating places
On Twitter, quite a few dad and mom stated their kids had been left upset, and generally crying, once they did not obtain a Disney-themed toy with their Completely satisfied Meals. Older Disney followers additionally stated they had been upset that they could not buy the collectible objects.
—Danny Carey (@dcarey118) November 24, 2020
—kweber (@kkensington2013) November 24, 2020
—GW Murray (@murrayonsports) November 24, 2020
—Stacie (@szilafro) November 23, 2020
The toys included defective QR codes, which generally led to error messages and non-Disney web sites
WDW Information At present realized of the halt by means of an “inner McDonald’s Restaurant Transient Alert,” in response to a report printed on Monday.
“There is a matter with the QR codes which can be packaged with the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway toys,” the memo reportedly stated. “If the codes are scanned exterior of our app (versus the McDonald’s app as directed), they may lead customers to an error message, or in uncommon circumstances, unintended search outcomes.”
McDonald’s prospects and Disney followers have (BA)Ref/standing/1331413837548036098″ rel=”nofollow”>stated on Twitter that the QR codes led to pornographic web sites when scanned exterior of the McDonald’s app, although the meals firm and Disney haven’t but confirmed or denied the claims.
The publication went on to report that toys with out the QR codes ought to already be arriving at McDonald’s areas, although “eating places are being advised to make use of generic Completely satisfied Meal containers and generic toys” within the meantime.
Disney World deliberate to launch McDonald’s Completely satisfied Meal toys alongside a trip contest in November
In a Disney Parks Weblog publish from November 18, a Disney consultant stated the McDonald’s toys had been impressed by the brand new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway trip at Hollywood Studios. There are 10 toys to gather, from Mickey Mouse driving the Tower of Terror to Daisy Duck flying across the Epcot sphere in a Soarin’ grasp glider.
“Anchored by Engineer Goofy and Mickey and Minnie celebrating Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, these toys join collectively to type a 10-car prepare,” the consultant wrote. “Each additionally has a singular perform to make the character transfer because it rolls, in order the attraction’s soundtrack says, ‘nothing can cease us now’ from having enjoyable!”Every toy was additionally meant to incorporate a QR code, which may very well be scanned within the McDonald’s app for an opportunity to win a Disney World trip for 4 individuals.
Representatives for Disney World didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.