McDonald’s Happy Meal app is jam-packed with games and activities that help kids develop useful new skills. We believe that kids learn best when they engage their imaginations in social play. So, we help them think in innovative ways to feed their curiosity, spark their creativity – and inspire them to create new things that they can be proud of.
We update our app whenever new characters visit the Happy Meal – so there’s always something new to look forward to.
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• No in-app purchases
• No third-party advertising
• Updated regularly with new experiences
Scan with the Happy Meal app
Kids can now scan the smile on any Happy Meal box to reveal magical Augmented Reality experiences.
GAMES & EXPERIENCES
With every new Happy Meal, we use a selection of our games and experiences listed below to bring kids' favorite characters to life.
Our all-new magical mask experience allows you to transform yourself into visiting characters or play with masks inspired by fruits and veggies.
Be an Inventor
Kids are encouraged to make experiments and watch their inventions go off with a surprise. By assembling the parts and testing the results, kids put their logic and problem-solving skills to work in a fun and exciting way.
Be an Artist
Kids join their favorite Happy Meal characters as they learn techniques to help get them thinking like real artists. Drawing and painting with different tools and materials helps them express their creativity.
Be a Musician
Match the musical patterns to learn brand-new sounds and rhythms along the way. It’s fun to dance to the beat, but it’s even more fun when kids get to compose songs.
Be a Hero
This is a fun new game that encourages the whole family to play together. By completing mini-challenges, you get to move, turn, and twist the device to direct and guide the game play.
Happy Meal App App User Reviews & Comments
Where is the “scan my toy” and all the games from previously scanned toys?The “scan my toy” option is missing with the latest update to the app. There is too much useless interactive (and advertising) icons that have been added to the app. It’s not as kid-friendly especially as my son loves the app for the “scan a toy” games. Also, where are all of the games from previously scanned toys? My son loves the McPlay App and scanning his Happy Meal toys. The app used to allow users to swipe left/right between downloaded games of all previously scanned toys. Have all of the games been deleted? If so, why the change? I find it a waste of time to download the app and scan toys if the downloaded games aren’t stored for users to enjoy for the duration of app download. Updates should not delete collected games. This latest update is horrible! I would like to see the McPlay App return to its previous form of more (scan toy to download) games and less boring activities (i.e. McDonald’s version of Playskool’s Mr. Potato Head)!.Version: 8.0.1
A great appI had so much fun on the app and I’m only nine years old people say that it’s for babies what I think anybody can use it I am nine years old I don’t care what people say people can say what they say but I say what I say so this app is so much fun happy meals are such a great little treat for a nine-year-old so I think you should get this app is a really great app.Version: 8.5.0
Incredi-NOTAs many others have mentioned, there is no longer a scan option for the toys that advertise games if scanned. I purchased an Incredibles toy today and on the box it advertises the app and all the items that can be scanned for games. First, the items (apples, Go-Gurt and milk) advertised at the menu board and happy meal box with scanners were not labeled as such. They were all regular with no scanners or Incredibles characters as advertised. The toy also is unable to be scanned (even though the happy meal website says it can be done). Lastly, the app states the new update includes the Incredibles games and although we are updated there are no Incredibles games at all. Disappointing-false advertising all the way around-I'm sure Disney wouldn't be happy with such a flop with their movie attached to your product..Version: 6.1.1
Its more for kids under the age of 6I recently got a small stuffed animal frog from a happy meal my step dad wanted something small to eat so he got a happy meal the stuffed animal was good but the app is more of a kids thing I was only curious about the app and I am 23 years old it said you can scan toys from McDonald’s so I did and all it was is a level or small add on as you call it it even gave me something that was The complete opposite of what the toy was it gave me a dolphin level instead of a frog level which would’ve made more sense that is all i have to say about this app.Version: 5.2.0
AR needs a lot of improvementMy kids love for me to scan their happy meal smiles in the app to see the surprise. But, it is very frustrating. First, even in good light and a clean flat surface the camera doesn’t seem to be able to register flat. I have only been able to get it to work on the tile in my kitchen. Second, more often then not the resulting animation that incorporates the box is much smaller than the actual box and even moving closer is small for the kids to see. Third, load time is horrible. I have 3 kids who all want me to scan their individual boxes. After scanning one, I can’t just say scan again, even though the prompt says to. It has to leave the AR game load the main app, then I have to tap on the game again, and it has too load, then I have to scan the flat surface again (see above). All in all it takes a good 10+ minutes for a quick 15second clip each and a lot of frustration on this parents part..Version: 9.5.0
Worst game ever😾I read this on the happy meal box I decided hey why don’t I check this out I scanned my cutie car worst game ever they should make it a little bit less complicated but so far the play is just the worst game in the world but of course since I was a child I thought it would be nice and fun when I looked at the app I thought yeah I’ll try it out but now it’s just the worst game of my life even some other very Credi games are way better than McPlay™ anyways make play need some serious improvements my mom can’t even help me solve a closet so dumb and by the way I hope you noticed today giving you one star worst game ever I hate it to pieces I have like 1000 cutie cars and I was going to scan them all but now I realize it’s no fun to ski and then boring some of the other cutie cars that are really bad are we better than your Credi game.Version: 8.0.1
Fun but 😭I love this game so much but. All the new stuff like pokemon, Yo Kai beanie babies that you won from your happy meal were gone when I when I was going to see the Hasbro games. I was disapointed that the stuff from different themes was gone. I especially miss the Christmas 2017 stuff from the happy meal express train. Please give us all our stuff back 😭. I miss it all.Version: 6.0.1
Great game but I cannot scan for some reasonI cannot scan and I have an iPhone 6 but it is not letting me scan anything I tried it at a toy from the kids meal but it is still not working.Version: 5.0.0
Why are they different????On one iPad we have a completely different version of this app and the other iPad we have a lower baby like version. It causes complete disruption in our lives as my kids both want the better version with the investor section. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and nothing helps.... very frustrating, otherwise the GOOD version is awesome and my kids love it.Version: 8.1.1
I love this game!Ok so this game I deleted but it is a great app at first I thought it was great but it was horrible but now I’m 8 I just love this game I don’t have it yet but I’m going to download it rite now but please don’t make me see eney more of these review unless it is more then 2 stars and something you like about it please..Version: 9.0.0
Kinda lameKay, so I’m not really too young which is what this app is made for the young small very very small people as in little kids but I like it for the art app bit of it. The thing I’m upset about for this app, is that it doesn’t have a scan my toy bag I like so much because I get free stuff for pointing it at random things like my lamp or a backpack or a pillow I don’t get toys constantly and I don’t have little scan bars that you’re looking for so I can’t get free stuff. What happened to you trusting the innocence of little kids?! Young impressionable kids who would be honest with the scanning bars even if you can just pointed out random stuff and get stuff for it. I mean come on we’re kids it’s not like you can just are in profit just because somebody scanned a little scan barcode it’s pointless it’s dumb why did you get rid of it?!?!?! And not to mention that you got rid of the movie setting, I mean seriously that was my favorite part of the game A few years ago me and my best friend used to make movies with silly names and stuffed animals and it was so much fun and I saved it to my iPad. But you took away all the fun and interesting stuff in the app so, you’re probably gonna lose people who are playing it just saying, so in conclusion: BRING THE FUN STUFF BACK!.Version: 9.2.0
The game is so fun!!!!!Like my little sister plays this every day so like when I'm at school she climes in to the art room and takes my phone off the charger and scans her little circle and she collects them even if that on the street and goes back home and scans them every day it's her favorite app!!!!!!!!🖼.Version: 5.2.0
Kinda on the fenceDownloaded the app. It spent 5 minutes doing some app update which, never finished. Every time I opened it, it always showed updating. When the app first loads, it isn’t in total. You only get the part that has it update itself. When it finally got to the scan my box function, I was in the car so, it wouldn’t scan the smile. It kept saying to put the box on a flat surface. Kinda dumb if you are in a car. I deleted the app before it finished updating because 10 minutes into it, it was still updating. Not sure how much memory it needs..Version: 9.3.0
You are the bestMcDonald’s people I love this game so so much please make more mc play games please these are my list to tell you 1:So much fun and a really good so good game 2:Make more McDonald’s games for 4+ even when I’m ten 3:I got this when I was eight or nine I don’t have great memories cause it was a long long time when I got this game 4:I Love McDonald’s and I love happiness too and happy meals too 5:how would you like fun so fun it’s like freedom is it!?and lets have lots and lots of happiness McDonald’s makes you happy that’s why I love it so much 6:well I’m a fan with mc play and McDonald’s too thanks for making this game love this so much wait one more list 7: make a Jurassic world or Jurassic park toys well even when I’m ten my mom lets me watch it any ways so I hope you are lucky today bye now.Version: 8.2.0
😭This used to be my favorite game but it took out make a movie then it took out be a artist then it took out be an inventor so please but everything back to normal so I can download this game again it will be my favorite game again pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. P.S I will rate this five star if you change everything back how I said it. I had this in 2013 but it soooo fun back then because it only updated and not take away things I still call this game MCPLAY.Version: 9.3.0
McPlay™, Awesome game!I like this game so much! I am really glad that McPlay™ was Created! And I hope I can get a better bunch of surprises soon when the next toys, LEGO movie pt. 2 come out, I will try to enjoy the exiting games and soon I hope Mcdonnald’s can come up with some more Angry birds toys, I AM SO ADDICTED TO THAT GAME! And the other versions of the game! P.S, the fun never ends when we finally get our hands on our devices and play the game!.Version: 8.0.0
Dis game is mah lifeeeeeYou know I love this game! Happy is mah best friend I can’t stop playing and that’s ok I love mah liiiife this is fun and I will NEVER EVER EVER stop playing! I am board where are you now? Dear best friend COME BAACK you are mah liiife you are my babyyyyy and I will never ever ever stop playing! McDonalds Mcdonals McDonalds is MAH LIFE McDonalds McDonalds McDonalds is MAH LIFE McDonalds McDonalds McDonalds is MAH LIFE I will always love you OOOOH (that’s not just a meme I REALLY love the game and I thaught yhe meme would be perfect bc I love the game.) (idk why people don’t like this game.) (it’s good and amazing just the way it is.) (PLS NO MORE HATE COMMENTS ON THE GAME) (no I’m not the creator I just don’t get why people don’t like it.).Version: 9.7.1
FHi there are we going on a Friday afternoon at the office or at home I will let ya guys out for dinner thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts thanks again so sorry I didn’t get back in time for a meeting I wanna is that I cannot I hope you’re having fun and I’m you know what you’re gonna you’re doing good I just wanted you know that you have been doing well I gotta is that I really want.Version: 9.3.0
UpdateThe app on my iPhone is not updating can you please fix this. I only have one content read a digital book. But it’s still updating. I don’t know if it is a glitch a bug or it’s just taking a long time..Version: 9.3.0
Great for little kids but...Normally I play this game every time a new movie comes out because of the fun art mini-games but the updates...I have to wait longer than I thought. Plus could you bring back music and the engineer stuff? I would like that and my 2-year-old brother would too. Right now there’s only updating art...fun activities...scan the smile and virtual face masks. Please bring them back!!!! 🥺🥺🥺.Version: 9.4.0
Was amazing.... :(WHYYYY did u remove the anamaid things whyyyyy that’s the entire thing that’s fun u dummy’s. PUT IT BACK OR I WILL TELL PEOPLE NOT TO GET THIS APP OR DELETE IT PLEASE BRING IT BACKKKKK!!! I loved this game I was giving it a four, but now I need to change it to two! I’ll give you to months on March 24, cuz I’m being nice and giving you extra time now after I finish writing it, I’m eriting on my calindere and I’m not letting my kids play this until it comes back. And also I thing one or few people said that.Version: 9.0.0
AWSOME POSOME!!!!!!!So this game is mostly the best out of all my games but not much people like it so I decided to band the haters but it worked a little only half of the player were banned I’m trying to do what’s best for the game. My brother supported me but I couldn’t seem to get any luck fixing the game.Version: 8.2.0
Not funnest game in the world... needs improvements...So I was playing it the hero one is so hard I didn’t get a star for any of them 😣. Also where are all the updates where it has games and a theme for the toys at McDonald’s! Those are just my suggestions if you fix those then I will add an extra 2 stars. Thanks for reading! Bye.Version: 9.5.0
Waste of timeEvery single toy comes with a little disc that tells the kids to download the app and scan their toy. Except there is no scanner in the app. When you click the menu, you can choose from their activities (that have no directions) but no scanner anywhere. I even made sure in the settings to Allow the camera. Nothing. Sure is a lot of fun when the kids beg you every time to use the app to scan...except it doesn't exist 🙄🙄🙄.Version: 5.0.0
Fun! Okay!It’s fun! it’s not that suprising but I’m good with it. I really love how you can scan your happy meal with it! I shared it with my sister and my big brother and little brother. It’s not,that exciting but it’s fine ! There’s not that much stuff to expect but I think you should Probably GET IT?? But itself is a great app!.Version: 7.0.0
A good gameThis game keeps my child quiet and occupied while I do my work we get McDonald every Friday so we can play on this app but every app has it’s down sides, the game is slow on my child’s tablet, but it’s probably a me problem, although it’s slow it a really good game to drawing silly face filters and music and you can decorate your own happy meal. My child just loves it! There’s puzzles books and a scanner I really suggest you download this game, your child will love it❤️.Version: 9.7.1
YAY!Great game! I love this app U should play it it’s fun and all and I know all the instructions to how to playing the games inside and do U know how I do it? ITS SIMPLE! THE COVER OF THE GAME AND THE THING IT TELLS U MAKES IT SOOO SIMPLE AND EASY TO PLAY SO GET THIS APP TODAY, NICE AND FREE!!! U have to press the yes button for scan and if u press the no button and u complain about that u can’t use the scanner and that’s almost all the thing u need to know is settings don’t work on that. I’m a kid and I know all that stuff and grownups don’t know a thing!.Version: 5.0.0
THE APP IS AWESOMESo I downloaded this app today and I looked at the pictures and I thought it was fun so I downloaded it and it was even better than I expected I don’t know what else to say that’s just something I wanted to say but I rate this a 5 star.Version: 9.7.1
So disappointing 😑😑😑So basically, this app is boring and just a huge waste of time. So back in 2014 and before, this app was really good for kids and had a lot of things to do, when you scan a different toy or item, it will each time give out a unique game to play, and it even comes with books for kids to read and learn, including some hidden features and other activities for the kids. I took my two-year-old niece out to eat at McDonald's and she got a Happy Meal, while she was eating I was looking at the box and it mentioned scanning the toy to play a game on the app, and it brought back the memories of me playing that game as a kid, so I decided to download it for my niece to try out. When I installed the app, truth be told it wasn't as exciting as the app I remembered, I gave my phone to my niece and after five minutes of just looking around, she was not at all entertained, especially after scanning her toy, I've noticed that almost everything has changed and most features we're locked. I would give this app a zero if I could. Don't recommend at all!!!!!.Version: 8.5.0
Good, but some errors...Ok, so, it's a real good game!!! But, the game keeps saying I need to update it and there is no UPDATE BUTTON!! Is this the game's problem or the app store's problem? Personally, I think it's your problem. I can't update the game but I really want to play all of these games. Please fix this! other than that, I think there should be more games, because I hate McDonalds because it's fake food. I use my sister's toys, which makes her angry. Other than all my thumbs downs, it's good, but that is why it isn't 5 stars. I hope that future people will read this and find it helpful. Please respond to me! Also, make SOME games easier. They can get hard! Some little kids play this, so please make this easier! Thank you so, so much! G'day to you, and please do all of this to make people happier and more likely to play your game. I hope people think a little more before downloading this this game because it isn't PERFECT. Cookies and ice cream and burgers and a drink if you finished reading this!!! 🍪 🍦 🍔 🍹.Version: 9.0.0
Not bad🤨It is not bad but it has troubles with updating it’s a really good game but there’s not really much things to do like you can scan and do art and stuff but it’s really boring so that’s why I gave it three stars it’s not the best you don’t really have to get it but it’s good it’s bad same thing I had a lot of troubles with it but I think it’s amazing and it’s a really good game.Version: 9.3.0
Please read this it’s extremely important to meWhen the spider verse came i loved everything about it and it’s only been gone for 2 days but I miss it from the first millisecond it disappeared but I think I have a solution: if you still have the older mcToy data you can add a search feature to switch updates anytime and you can add a new option to the search feature every new toy! So if you can add this update please do because this is very important to me -alejando (Approved by parents).Version: 8.0.0
Wow perfect!I'm 30yrs old and all I can say is wow. McDon's you've done it again! this a a life evolving experience! I cannot recommend this enough, it helped me leave the priesthood and have the courage to tell my parents I'm a motorcycle dinosaur. (follow your dreams) please please support mcplay. it is truly God's gift to all elderly chinchilla enthusiasts!.Version: 8.3.2
That is what she saidThis game is horrible this game is just trash don’t do unload it this trash I love McDonald’s but this game is just a big no no for kids my 3 year old kid asked me to download this app and I said yes and she said it did not work and when she tried the bring your toy to life it does not eavin give you the option to do that I hate is this and just don’t spend your time here on this app I hate it again don’t waist your time and just trust me 😤🤬😤🌧.Version: 9.7.1
Be an inventorWhy isn’t there be an inventor? I will not use the app until it is there. If you put it back into the game I will know cause I will check every week. Plz put it back in game. And anybody seeing this u dont scan the toy anymore u scan the box ok! I give it a 2 cause be an inventor is gone, if it comes back I will hack the App Store to rate it a 100 star. Bring be an inventor back please 😸. If you don’t bring it back I will crush you with my “Super Mc’Donalds Crusher 9000”. Nothing is fun in the app without be an inventor..Version: 9.3.0
It’s a hitBoth my kids love this app (7 & 3) they play it on their iPads for a good hour before they move on to the next app. The best thing is that it doesn’t need internet in order for them to play and there is so many different games they can play. We’ve never had problems with crashing on either iPad..Version: 5.1.0
MomI love the new version of the new iPad but it is running to my new store but the new level is awesome but it crashes too quickly it is annoying zombies to fix it is the new trick of the screen to my little pony it is the new zombies don’t have the power of love the graphics of it love it I have the new iPhone I love reading the videos the new ones I have to do is spot to the new t the new r the new z the new one.Version: 8.0.1
Not my favorite 😾please fix🛠So HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU SCAN TOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Like what the heck! how do you get all those games!?!? And I do not know how to scan toy and that button with the person on it why when you press it some blurry camera pops up at the top of the screen WHAT THE HECK IS THAT FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????!!!!!!!!!!!! so please read thank you and FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Version: 6.1.1
I wish for animating back!!! :cThis game is amazing and all but they updated it and they had to remove the animating which my favorite part 🥺. You could put ur face and make movies with names like poopie mayonays and the title could be silly. There was a movie u could create that was the space one that u could find on the tv on the moon. I would beg them for the movies back since I’m a fan of this game. If they wouldn’t bring movies back I would say”if you don’t bring back movies then I will not be a fan anymore!!!” Then they would add it in no time. From Lillian sowers.Version: 9.0.0
So good for kidsI feel like this is a good learning apps for kids it’s not too boring I don’t have too many games and the kids come they can scan their toys and games games prizes rewards and I just feel like it’s a good game.Version: 9.1.0
Really Laggy and Really Disappointing!I got a happy meal recently because I wasn’t that hungry and on the little toy I noticed the little scan your toy thing. I hadn’t done it in FOREVER and I wanted to relive some memories so I downloaded the app. What I found was VERY disappointing. Everything had changed, there was NO scan your toy thing and everything revolved around a creepy animated happy meal box. Granted I noticed the toy I received was from 2018 but you used to be able to scan them nonetheless. Anyway, ever since the creepy box thing appeared, the McPlay App now changed to Happy Meal App has turned into basically and advertisement. Also you can’t even do anything because it freezes every five seconds!.Version: 9.3.0
Ok?So I scanned a book just to see if it would work and I thought that it would read the book to you just because you know little kids are the ones using this app but instead of just told me that I unlock a new instrument. This app is fun I guess but it just doesn’t work what do ever. Another thing is that I got a McDonald’s you that my sister got from McDonald’s and I scanned it throbbing that you know we could play with on the game but nope still the same thing I unlocked an instrument. For I rate the app 1 star. It would be amazing if you guys could actually fix the app because my sister loves to read and I thought that it would read to you. I expect an upgrade!😡.Version: 8.3.2
Okay I guess ,but not my favoriteSo , this is a review ,... coming from a kid. My brother likes this game a lot but I mean when I try something like a game on the app, it never gives me good instructions. Like when so was playing the ball in the bucket game for my little pony (By the way I don’t like that show anymore) it made me restart so many times because I didn’t know what to do and I would die . Like SERIOUSLY?!? Please fix the other bugs as well , like when your playing and you do it right but then it counts it worth and it makes you restart , or the other one , well it’s not really a big but it’s the fact that after a while some of the themes go away ... and you put in new ones that don’t really make sense. Anyways thanks for paying attention to me , Have a great day everyone !!! 😁.Version: 6.2.1
Pretty good game!!!I like this game because even when you don’t have a McDonald’s toy or food there is still something to do my brother always tries to steal my phone because he wants to play the Mcplay app!But I got to tell you some of the games are challenging right now the toy is Star Wars and it actually is challenging me!And then there is the easy games last time it was frozen 2 which didn’t even have games really!but then I ❤️ the face changer they are so fun when you have friends over!!So overall I think you should get this game.👍.Version: 8.5.0
Camera scan won't workMy son loves this app, but he gets frustrated because the camera scan for new toys doesn't work. A message comes up to allow camera access in settings. When I go to setting the camera option is already picked. I've tried turning it off and on to no avail..Version: 4.3.0
What happened to the old games?I played this game when I was younger and loved the game where you had to launch the ball into the happy meal box. There was also more fun games on there like in the game where you had to kick the football at the right time, or the game that was like piano tiles, if you could bring back these games, that would be great!.Version: 9.4.0
Update disappointingMy children downloaded this app three days ago and were very happy with it. It seems to have updated overnight and now when they return from McDonald’s with a toy they found that they could no longer scan anything. Please correct this flaw in the app And return the world to a normal state where we can all be happy again..Version: 6.1.1
Fun!This is a great app that adds a lot of variety to the possibilities for toys that come with happy meals. The most recent one, is a tracing and art kit from American greeting cards and we love it around here. The app is easy to use and does a great job merging digital interactions, which all kids need to be used to these days, with real world physical objects, which is also a very good thing..Version: 5.1.0
Omg soooo good!😁Ok. I love this game so much. Soooo good! I totally recommend this for kids who like interactive play games!!! One suggestion, though. Maybe you can add more of a variety for dressing up your “Happy” in the game. For example, eye customization. Thank you for reading. 🤗.Version: 7.0.0
Scan toy??Does anyone know how to scan the your toy on this app because I got a toy from McDonald’s and I got this thing that said download the app scan your toy and have fun with new games. Well I don’t know how to scan the toy I can’t find it anywhere. Otherwise the game is really fun! I would recommend this app!! Have fun thank you🙂.Version: 8.5.0
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