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

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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.

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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!

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Brittani
Brittani
8 months ago

I scanned one and it took me to search results for a staple gun. I just typed in the site and manually entered the code and wondered why they put the wrong code on it when it was useless! This makes more sense!

Tyler Sill
Tyler Sill
8 months ago
Reply to  Brittani

A staple gun? Funny, I scanned mine with my phone and it went to some art website (I think) red tube.com. My grandson was on that site for some time. Not sure what was on it (I am not computer literate by no means).

Huh
Huh
8 months ago
Reply to  Tyler Sill

You should be very proud your son is taking such an affinity to art. I’ll be sure to take a look at it. I’m sure it’s great…maybe even share with my mother and grandmother. Thanks! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Richard
Richard
7 months ago
Reply to  Tyler Sill

That site is not for kids, and it shows explicit things. Not cool for them to mess up like that.

Dee
Dee
8 months ago
Reply to  Brittani

I had problem with it but there is another way to put the code in.. Go to the online link instead of the App. I know the tickets are outdated, but they still work until January 2021.

Ginger Green
Ginger Green
8 months ago

I have had no issues with the QR code’s!

Jose
Jose
8 months ago
Reply to  Ginger Green

I had no issues

Joanna Hoyt
Joanna Hoyt
8 months ago

We were excited to grab happy meals last Tuesday after dance to get our toys. The only thing odd was that the card stated it had to be scanned prior to a date much earlier this year. Led me to believe they were possibly releasing them at an earlier date before Covid hit? The code scanned fine on my McDonald’s app though.

Jill Enns
Jill Enns
8 months ago
Reply to  Joanna Hoyt

Same said it expired in March

Jen
Jen
8 months ago
Reply to  Joanna Hoyt

On the happy meal box of mine it mentions the extension of the contest and basically says to ignore the date on the card .

Mary
Mary
8 months ago

I first scanned it with my camera as I do with most QR codes and it just brought up an error.

Kim
Kim
8 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Me too.

Terry Crawford
Terry Crawford
8 months ago

Had to manually enter code

Rin
Rin
8 months ago

My code opened a google search for my code, which was a bunch of random letters & numbers.

Brett
Brett
8 months ago
Reply to  Rin

Mine too

Becky
Becky
8 months ago

No problem with the code, but it says the contest ended 8/31/20.

Lili
Lili
8 months ago

I got an error message scanning the QR code’s, but I don’t really care. I’d happily take some of those recalled toys off their hands, sweepstakes or no…

Donna Way
Donna Way
8 months ago

My game codes come up as an error.

William Holliday
William Holliday
8 months ago

All the cards we get they have expired

Randy W
Randy W
8 months ago

No issues, wife scanned using the McDonalds app.

Tyler Sill
Tyler Sill
8 months ago
Reply to  Randy W

we know dopey – you have to scan with a NON MCDONALDS APP

Dee.
Dee.
7 months ago
Reply to  Tyler Sill

It says use the mcds app so who really is the dopey and wrgaf about the codes anyhow

Jill Enns
Jill Enns
8 months ago

No issue I used the McDonald’s app, downloaded it just to scan.

Mrnico33
Mrnico33
8 months ago

It works fine when you enter code. Scanning it did nothing for me.

Barker Fam
Barker Fam
8 months ago

The codes say the game ended in August

Alyssa Street
Alyssa Street
8 months ago
Reply to  Barker Fam

And the box said to ignore it

Megab
Megab
8 months ago

Got an error message when I scanned the code last night. The card it was on did say the game was only until 8/31/2020, but there was a note printed on the Happy Meal box itself saying to disregard that date and that the giveaway would take submissions until 1/31/2021. Only in 2020…

Shirley Gede
Shirley Gede
8 months ago

My grandson really wanted to scan the code but I read it and it was expired, he started to cry

Friendly Commenter
Friendly Commenter
8 months ago
Reply to  Shirley Gede

It’s not expired. Scan it using the McDonald’s app.

Alyssa Street
Alyssa Street
8 months ago
Reply to  Shirley Gede

The box says to disregard the expiration date. You should’ve still done it.

Kaela Smith
Kaela Smith
8 months ago

The QR code’s are expired. They expired on 08/31/20. I tried posting a pic of the date but it won’t let me.

Smorelover28
Smorelover28
8 months ago

What was it pulling up

karley pamer
karley pamer
8 months ago

I got went on the second day and my mcdonald’s was already using the generic boring boxes. Was super disappointed at the time.

Melissa A Weilbaecher
Melissa A Weilbaecher
8 months ago

I had an error with scanning QR code just letters and numbers came up. If you do it the old fashioned way LOL..go to app and type in code works just fine.