Brilliant! Disney Fan Turns McDonald’s Disney Anniversary Happy Meal Toys Into Ornaments

We’re just a couple of weeks away from “Walt Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of 50 years of magic making! Disney is in full swing delivering all sorts of exciting news as they are putting on the final touches on experiences throughout the Parks in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary kick-off on October 1, 2021. The 18-month long celebration will surely be one to remember with experiences such as the stunning “Fab 50” character sculpture collection that is arriving throughout Disney World’s four theme parks. Not only are Disney fans flocking to the Parks for the 50th, but if they are also visiting their local fast food stop for a McDonald’s Happy Meal! On September 14 McDonald’s began serving Happy Meals in EARidescnet Happy Meal box which includes a Disney character toy featured with Walt Disney World’s “Fab 50”. While many collectors attempt to gather all 50 toys, one Disney fan has the brilliant idea to make turn the fun Happy Meal toy into a Christmas ornament!

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Deseree Teixeira-O’Neal shared a post to Disney World Junkie Facebook page saying: “Husband: “What’s for Dinner?” Me: “HAPPY MEALS!!!” Husband: “Again…” Kids: “YAAAY!” My daughter always has a mini tree she decorates with crafts and whatever she wants so here is what we will do with the toys. Had to get the drill out but other than that I do the glue and she shakes the glitter…EVEERRRYWHERE. Fun Christmas Project! At least they just won’t end up at the bottom of the toy bin…hmm maybe I should bring my husband and his coworkers lunch today… (I know I can just buy the toy but they are $2 for just the toy so for $2 more I can’t see not getting food and a drink.)” Check out the photos below that went along with the post:

Photo Credit: Deseree Teixeira-O’Neal
Photo Credit: Deseree Teixeira-O’Neal
Photo Credit: Deseree Teixeira-O’Neal

The full list of McDonald’s and Disney’s World’s 50th Anniversary Happy Meal toys includes Disney characters: Mickey Mouse, Flounder, Timothy Mouse, Abu, Genie, Bambi, Dale, Star Wars R2-D2, Minnie Mouse, Sebastian, Bruni, Tinker Bell, Bo Peep, Cheshire Cat, Miguel, Joe Gardner, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Piglet, Lumiere, Frozone, Dory, Dante, Star Wars BB-8, Pluto, Lady Tramp, Jaq, Rocket, Edna Mode, Jiminy Cricket, Simba, Winnie The Pooh, Cogsworth, Gus, HeiHei, Mad Hatter, Stitch, Woody, Groot, Olaf, Pua, Pinocchio, Donald Duck, Dumbo, Pumbaa, Thumper, Chip, Nemo, and Timon.

Photo Credit: Deseree Teixeira-O’Neal

Such a smart idea and a great use for a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy! While we’re sure there are some hard-core Disney collectors cringing at the thought of someone actually opening the package and using Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Happy Meal toys rather than just being collected, we love the idea and creativity behind this.

Photo Credit: Deseree Teixeira-O’Neal

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Not only are you doing a little Christmas decoration planning, but each time you buy a Happy Meal via McDonald’s app between September 25 – October 1, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a family vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Happy Meal toys, Christmas decorations, and a chance to win a free trip? It’s a win, win, WIN situation! Have fun getting crafty, Disney fans!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.