The Walt Disney Company signed a deal with UGears, a Ukrainian start-up toy manufacturer, which will be producing wooden mechanical models for the Disney theme parks in the US. UGears produces wooden self-propelled toys that require no batteries and can be built without glue or tools.
Signing the deal between Disney and UGears took about 8 months, as UGears had to pass a strict audit.
Currently, there is no word on whether Disney will be licensing any of their intellectual properties to be integrated into the UGears products.
Stephen "Steve" Porter started going to the parks with his family in 1996. Since then he hasn't looked back! Steve was a cast member participating in the Disney College Program in 2013. Most recently he graduated from Penn State University!