Each toy is a reproduction of one of the five characters driving a unique car.
- The visual of Donald Duck in a train engineer's hat, and his ensuing association with a train, was likely inspired by the Donald Duck carton Out of Scale (1951).
- This release tied in with the opening of the Mickey's Birthdayland (1988) themed land at Walt Disney World, and more generally with the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Mickey Mouse's debut. Each package for the toy cars advertised the Disney Parks attraction.
Behind the scenes
Mickey's Birthdayland was released as McDonald's "extras" in 1988.