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Disney's Go Away Green - building, speaker, Club 33 door, & Phil

Disney licenses “Go Away Green” to military

Pictured uses of Go Away Green (L-R): 1. show building. 2. speaker. 3. Club 33 door. 4. Phil. BURBANK, CA -- For decades Disney Imagineers have been painting buildings and objects within their parks a dusky shade of bluish-green they call "Go Away Green." It's a color whose entire purpose is to not draw attention, so it can be found on speakers, employees-only gates, a certain Cast Member named Phil that no one likes, and most famously, the original door to the secretive ... Read more
Closed for the holiday.

Labor Day news roundup

Three-day weekend? Time to phone it in. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's Labor Day, which means Disney parks worldwide will be closed to give their Cast Members a long weekend off to spend with their families. And what's good enough for the Mouse is good enough for Uncle Walt's Insider! [Ed.: Actually, it's much better.]  So for your holiday reading enjoyment, here are some news and rumors from around Walt Disney World and other parks worldwide, that we would write an article ... Read more
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant, moments before the tragedy. Or after, we're not sure. Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Multi-car pileup shuts down Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Will Disney still let kids sit in the drivers' seats? DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, FL -- The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant was closed for the busy lunch rush yesterday due to a massive, multi-car pileup, which occurred just after the first seating. The Reedy Creek Fire Department & Spa were called in to deal with the carnage. Thankfully there were no reported injuries, as guests were properly restrained and remained seated while the car was in motion. Disney custodial Cast Member and high school ... Read more
An audio-animatronic of Bea Arthur from the Star Wars Holiday Special arrives at Disneyland.

Animatronic Bea Arthur arrives at Disneyland

The much-loved Star Wars Holiday Special will live on in Galaxy's Edge. ANAHEIM, CA -- Following the arrival of Jar Jar Binks and a half-frozen old Leia, another character has made it to the new Star Wars-themed land at Disneyland Park: Ackmena, the beloved owner and bartender at the Mos Eisley Spaceport Cantina, as portrayed by Golden Girl Bea Arthur in the Star Wars Holiday Special. "The Holiday Special holds a sacred space in the Star Wars canon," says Disney (the company) spokesperson ... Read more
Len Henry and Webster Pryor racing down Main Street USA.

Senior guests ejected after Main Street USA “drag race”

"Former friends" got a bit too competitive in the Magic Kingdom. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Leonard "Len" Henry, 69, and Webster Pryor, 71, are lifelong friends from Waterloo, Iowa. Or at, least they were friends, until they found themselves kicked out of the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday for "racing" their electric scooters down Main Street U.S.A. "It wasn't just the one incident," says Disney Security Cast Member Clive Ainsworth. "We'd received multiple complaints from guests, and they'd been warned about weaving in ... Read more