McDonald’s Temporarily Stops Selling Happy Meals Featuring Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Toys Due to Error

Due to an error with the QR codes found on game pieces in the packaging, McDonald’s had requested that all locations immediately stop distributing both Happy Meal toys and boxes featuring Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

According to an internal McDonald’s Restaurant Brief Alert:

“There is an issue with the QR codes that are packaged with the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway toys. If the codes are scanned outside of our app (versus the McDonald’s app as directed), they may lead users to an error message, or in rare cases, unintended search results”.

The memo states that new toys, without game pieces, will be arriving in McDonald’s locations as early as today. Until the new card free toys arrive, restaurants are being told to use generic Happy Meal Boxes and Generic Toys.


Have you had any issues scanning the QR codes on McDonald’s game pieces? If so, what did you encounter? Let us know in the comments!