Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella's Castle
Surprisingly Shady Facts To Know About Disney
Using a special paint called Go Away Green, Disney can hide visual imperfections in plain sight that guests see all day without registering that they're there.
Our eyes naturally overlook mundane pastels that blend into the landscape, focusing instead on the more eye-popping colors of attractions like Main Street and Cinderella Castle.
The grayish-green paint helps speakers, construction walls, and partitions blend into the background. Its dull bluish counterpart, Blending Blue, does the same for buildings.
Initially designed for movie theaters, Disney uses a patented technology called the Smell-Emitting System, or Smellitizers, throughout the parks and even on rides.
Magical Scents
They deliver the scent of popcorn and candy to guests strolling down Main Street. On the Soarin' ride, the smell of pine trees, orange groves, and ocean water washes over riders.
The decades-old rumor that Disney's iconic ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, once contained real human bones is true, although they've since been replaced.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
In his book "Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies," Imagineer Jason Surrell claims that rumors about those bones' authenticity are rooted in truth.
Fake skeletons in the 1960s were a little too kitschy to be taken seriously, but someone had a pal in the anatomy department at UCLA who gave them real human bones.
Using biometrics and other personal data, MagicBands are handy plastic RFID bracelets that serve as guests' entry tickets into the park, FastPass trackers, and more.
Guest Tracking
Your MagicBand literally monitors your (almost) every move and records every ride or shop you visit. You can even log in when you get home and check out your photos from rides.
Guests have noticed that the U.S. Flags in the parks are missing stars and stripes, causing rumors that Disney uses poser flags to avoid respecting the flag code.
U.S. Flags
As some eagle-eyed experts have noted, the flags that don't have 50 stars may represent U.S. flags of the past in areas of yesteryear, like Frontierland and Main Street.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, flag spotters can also find examples of the historic John Cabot flag, Pine Tree flag, Grand Union flag, and many more waving around the park.