Go Away Green or no-see-um-green[1] refer to a set of proprietary[2] colors that are used in Disneyland and other Disney amusement parks to disguise parts of the park infrastructure.[3] The color is supposed to blend in with the environment, and redirect the focus of visitors towards the attractions. It has been compared to military camouflage like Olive Drab.[4]

Hong Kong Disneyland street lamps and fences painted in Go Away Green
Street clock and lamp posts blending into the environment

The door to the private Club 33 is painted in Go Away Green, as are most of the fences, lamp posts, loudspeakers and lighting equipment around Disneyland.[5][6] At the Pixie Hollow meet and greet, a large block of concrete that is the last remaining footprint of the Monsanto House of the Future has been painted with Go Away Green, and is sometimes covered with camouflage netting.[7] The staff painted it with their patented "Go Away Green" so it wouldn't be noticed.[2]

The Soarin' Around the World flying theater was repainted in Go Away Green in 2015 to make the large hall less noticeable.[6] A grey variant called "no-see-um-grey" also exists, presumably for spaces with less natural greenery to blend into.[8][9] "Blending Blue" is used to make tall structures blend in with the sky.[10]

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  3. ^ Matthews, Luke (2021-04-18). "Disney 'hides' unsightly objects in its parks using specially developed paint". mirror. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  4. ^ Collins, Rusty (2017-07-29). "Go Away Green – Disney's Camouflage Paint". TruePrepper. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
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  6. ^ a b Disneyland, Duchess of (2019-05-09). "Go Away Green". Duchess of Disneyland. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  7. ^ "Yesterland Presents Homage to the House of the Future". www.yesterland.com. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  8. ^ a b "Here's What You Should Know About Disney's 'Go Away Green' Paint And How To Use It". Simplemost. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  9. ^ "No See Um Gray and Go Away Green". Disney Magic Mommy. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  10. ^ Paris, Lindsey (2022-02-05). "Disney Secretly Invented Two Colors (and They're Everywhere!)". Inside the Magic. Retrieved 2022-11-10.