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How Do Disney Parks Always Look So Perfect?

One of the reasons that people love Disneyland and Walt Disney World is that these places are truly magical, a veritable feast for the eyes. Employees at the theme parks work hard at creating illusions so that you see what they want you to see, and the more mundane things -- trash containers, air conditioning units, service buildings, etc. -- tend to fade into the background. To do this, the parks’ so-called Imagineers developed paint colors such as "Go Away Green" and "No See-um Gray" to make the more unsightly things in the Magic Kingdom far less noticeable.

Now you see it, now you don't:

  • Go Away Green is a gray-green color with a slight bluish hue. It helps to highlight the positives and eliminate the negatives.

  • One of the more well-known uses of Go Away Green is on the door of the exclusive Club 33 restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland.

  • Disney won’t divulge the formula for Go Away Green, but these shades may help you hide things in plain sight: Benjamin Moore’s Aganthus Green, Behr’s Spice Garden, Glidden’s Pale Jade, and Sherwin-Williams’ Relish.

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