LAKE BUENA VISTA, Calif. -- Will that be a Disney vacation package with your Big Mac and fries?

That order is on hold for now, according to a spokeswoman for the Walt Disney Travel Co., which she said has had no discussions with the McDonald's Corp. about the possibility of selling travel packages through the fast-food chain's thousands of locations around the country.

News reports recently quoted McDonald's executives as saying that the chain is considering using its restaurants to sell products besides Big Macs and fries, leading to some speculation that McDonald's and Disney could expand their marketing alliance to the sale of travel products.

"It would not be surprising that they may be contemplating it (travel product sales) considering that other retail businesses such as Costco, Walmart and some banks are doing it," said the Disney spokeswoman. "But we have had no discussions with them."

McDonald's and Disney have long had a partnership in which they pushed each other's products. Earlier this year, McDonald's launched a campaign promoting commemorative drinking glasses and Happy Meals based on Disney's "100 Years of Magic" event at Walt Disney World theme parks.

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