TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Rumors are flying that McDonald’s “Boo Bucket” is making a return just in time for Halloween.
McDonald’s confirmed Friday that the boo buckets are back this year for a limited time.
The bucket temporarily replaces the company’s cardboard Happy Meal container, bringing customers some Halloween nostalgia.
McDonald’s first debuted its Boo Bucket in 1986 to replace the traditional Happy Meal box with the Halloween-themed pail.
The limited-time buckets were a staple during the season before they vanished for a few years.
Now, the spooky buckets are making a comeback starting Oct. 17, McDonald’s confirmed on their website.
Last year, the buckets were released on Oct. 18 and featured three different colors: McPunk’n orange, McGoblin green, and McBoo white.
This year, they are launching an additional bucket that will be purple. The four new designs will be Monster (green), Skeleton (orange), Mummy (white), and Vampire (purple).
In 2022, McDonald’s sold the buckets for $1.99 each and came with a toy.
The buckets aren’t just to hold your meal, but they can be reused as candy buckets or Halloween decorations.
Customers can get their hands on a Boo Bucket by ordering a Halloween Happy Meal through the app or at the store, while supplies last.