Go Away Green – Disney’s Camouflage Paint

Disneyland and Walt Disney World are big on illusion, they use Go Away Green to make things they don’t want you to see look like they are almost not there at all. Go Away Green is an unassuming cross between gray and green that blends well with most landscapes, via TruePrepper

Go Away Green Camouflage
Go Away Green is a specific shade Disney uses to make less-magical structures and details blend in with the landscaping. They slather it on everything they want their customers to overlook; utility buildings, employee entryways, trash cans, and even large business buildings. It is a grayish green similar to the olive drab, and really for a similar purpose. Rather than making things blend in to hide from your enemies, Disney is using it to create an illusion of a magical world where bland everyday buildings are not there. It is surprising that they do this by making them even more bland.

How Go Away Green Works
Similar to the way the military developed OD green, Disney put in the research to develop the various shades of Go Away Green. It is specially formulated to blend in with a wide range of backgrounds. Building, asphalt, shrubbery, and even the sky all make for a backdrop that Go Away Green disappears against. Science shows that our eyes are lazy and prefer to focus on contrasting items and things with consistent patterns. This is why camouflage works in the first place, and these green shades blend well enough to hide contrasting shadows and depth patterns.

Disney uses it in a wide variety of places. Trim on their building, large structures that loom in the background, and even the fabled 33 club door are coated in Go Away Green. This helps all of these blend in and be passed over by the everyday visitor to the park. You may even find yourself parking a stroller in front of one of the fanciest parts of the park!

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