Step into a piece of Disney history! Today on Mickey News, we’re taking a nostalgic journey back to the late 1990s, when McDonald’s took up residency in the lively Marketplace of Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World. This wasn’t just any McDonald’s—it was known as “Ronald’s Fun House,” a unique dining destination born from a significant partnership between McDonald’s Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

Opened in December 1997, this McDonald’s was a part of a 10-year global marketing alliance that began on May 23, 1996. The alliance symbolized a robust collaborative spirit, merging Disney’s enchanting entertainment with McDonald’s family-friendly dining. Sadly, this vibrant establishment served its last Happy Meal in 2010.

For those lucky enough to visit during its run, the McDonald’s at Downtown Disney was more than a quick bite stop. With its whimsical design and Disney flair, it seamlessly blended into the magical atmosphere of Walt Disney World’s shopping and dining district.

Reflecting on this piece of Disney nostalgia, we invite you to read more about “Ronald’s Fun House” at Yesterland, the premier source for historical Disney content curated by Werner Weiss. Immerse yourself in the detailed history of this iconic restaurant and explore how it captivated visitors with its distinctive charm.

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