What was your first impression of Disneyland or Disney World? Were you mesmerized by the castle? Overwhelmed by the crowds?
Did you feel the magic?
There’s just something magical about walking into one of the parks for the first time. Being surrounded by some of your favorite characters might just have something to do with it!
Believe it or not, but the masterminds behind Disney have actually invented something that helps with the magic. Can you guess what it is?
More specifically, it’s a paint color called “Go Away Green”. Want to know more about how it’s used? If so, be sure to read the rest of the post!
The Secret to Maintaining Disney Magic—”Go Away Green”
Have you ever paid attention to the speakers or planters around the parks? Chances are, you haven’t—and there’s a good reason for that.
Disney paints everything they don’t want you to see a specific shade of green called “Go Away Green”. Think of it as something like camoflage.
Ultimately, what it does is that it blends them in with the environment. In doing so, guests are much less likely to pay attention to these “unsightly” objects.
Instead, their attention goes toward the attractions, and shops—the things that Disney wants you to see.
What Kind of Color is “Go Away Green”?
Bluish-greenish, it’s definitely not something that would catch your attention—and that’s exactly what Disney is aiming for.
Personally, I find that “Go Away Green” resembles a murky turquoise color, but with a bit of extra green mixed in.
Despite not being the exact same shade of green as trees and leaves, it does a wonderful job of concealing the “ugly” at the parks.
When was the last time you said to yourself, “Wow, that’s a very nice speaker up there beside the tree.”?
What Kinds of Things are Painted “Go Away Green”?
You’d be surprised just how many things are camoflaged with this special paint. Some examples include air conditioning units, fire hydrants, lamps, fence posts, and administration buildings.
Garbage cans are also painted over. Interestingly enough, however, that doesn’t stop people from throwing their trash away properly (which is a good thing, really).
Where Can I Find This “Go Away Green” Paint?
Disney uses paint from the Plochere color system.
You probably won’t be able to find the exact paint codes, though. After all, what they use is proprietary.
Not to mention they’re specifically designed to match the foliage at the parks!
That doesn’t mean that you can’t use something similar though. There are numerous shades of green out there that are similar to those used by Disney.
Here are a few that you might want to consider:
- Benjamin Moore Aganthus Green
- Behr Spice Garden
- Sherwin-Williams Relish
- Farrow & Ball Cooking Apple Green
Who Knew a Little Bit of Paint Could Do so Much?
Next time you’re at the Disneyland or Walt Disney World, look around—how many “hidden” objects will you be able to find?
Or will “Go Away Green” work its magic?
What are some of the things that you’ve noticed at the parks? Let us know in the comments below!