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McDonalds to Offer Jurassic World Happy Meal Toy This December!

Celebrate Christmas and the Holiday Season this year with a Jurassic World Happy Meal toy from McDonalds. This upcoming range of toys only offers one Jurassic World item, which is part of the McDonalds ‘Holiday Express’ fictional train lineup. Check out the picture below!

The Jurassic World Happy Meal toy is simple but cute, featuring a Tyrannosaurus Rex under Jurassic Park gates, atop a train car. It’s curious that the gates are clearly Jurassic Park, not world, and use the red font face, while the train car features a Jurassic World logo. With the disjointed branding, this perhaps remains the best way to hit two birds with one stone, and celebrate the legacy of the franchise under the new name.

Other Universal Pictures films join the Holiday Express such as Minions and The Secret Life of Pets – but it’s not just limited to Universal. My Little Pony, Transformers, Barbie and Hot Wheels also join the fun, making this one of the more cross branded Jurassic marketing outputs in recent times.

McDonald’s previously promoted Jurassic Park in 1993, with a series of collectors cups sporting much loved artwork based upon the iconic film. These cups today remain a sought after collector item, namely for how great the unique artwork really was. Check out the ‘dino size’ promotion below!

Perhaps this is a sign of things to come, and McDonald’s will offer a fully featured promotional lineup for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom in June. While it was recently reported on Reddit that Dairy Queen would return to the Park in 2018, it’s very possible they’re one of many fast food retailers joining in on the dinosaur craze.

Will you be picking up the Happy Meal toy? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest news!

Thanks to Jurassicraptor for the heads up!



22 thoughts on “McDonalds to Offer Jurassic World Happy Meal Toy This December!

    1. at least its something better than what we got with hasbro we didn’t get nothing good plus when jw fallen kingdom comes around maybe other restaurants will offer different merchandise so dont worry

    2. David they are for kids in Happy meals. Sheesh
      What kid wants a glass as their toy. I am collecting all pieces of the train for my grandkids and so far they are thrilled. Each piece does something different!

  1. That would be insane if tons of restaurants promote the new movie, it would be unlike any movie before. It never happens cause of deals and such but maybe universal worked out a deal with multiple fast food chains. Should be interesting. So excited for fallen kingdom.

  2. Not to sound like a childish fanboy but, I’m totally putting that on my Christmas tree 😀 Its kind of a cool idea for McD’s to do christmas-themed parade floats based on all the most popular movies of the last couple years

  3. I would love to see Lionel Trains put out some Jurassic Park stuff. They already do Harry Potter and Batman/DC Comics, among other franchises.

  4. I just heard that Hasbro is thinking about buying Mattel.

    That’s right, folks. Jurassic Park just might end up back in their hands again…

  5. Nearly halfway through November and nothing regarding the new film, despite the news of Pratt and Howard’s recording interviews and doing museum promo. Hopefully there’ll be a trailer on Star Wars. I’ll check with my Star Wars fan friends and then, if there is a trailer there, I’ll go watch it.

  6. I am from canada and would love to get the toy for my daughter as she works at a mcdonalds in ontario but i went to the kapuskasing store and they dont have it
    How can i get one and every year i buy her a tree ornament that represents her pls help

  7. When did this promotion start? Would love to get all the train pieces for my Granddaughter….but just got our first piece today! (Dec 7th). Have they been out awhile?? 😩

  8. Hi there! When my kids were younger way back in 90’s I used to collect lots of toys. Then now almost 10 years I haven’t collect it. But this month of the years I started to collect Jurassic collections😍

  9. Was this toy cancelled or unavailable in Canada it was not in the display case at any of the 4 locations I checked it also wasn’t there any of the times I visited and the staff I asked had not seen it either so what gives ?

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