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Old 02-02-2013, 05:29 AM   #16
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Yes, I think they could have gone with any color as long as they were going to use that reflective paint, but the red was chosen because it looks retro branded as "Disney". (much like the Magical Express buses). I don't believe that the red was necessarily needed to cover the reflective stuff though, they could do the same in yellow or purple or orange or whatever. But red goes with the Disney color scheme. I don't even believe it was used so the bus stands out during the day as the bus is grey, the windows dark, and the paint red - so not a whole lot of contrast there - but realistically - I think no one is going to miss that bus. So again, I'm pretty sure the red was simply aesthetically pleasing and branded.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #17
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Yes, I think they could have gone with any color as long as they were going to use that reflective paint, but the red was chosen because it looks retro branded as "Disney". (much like the Magical Express buses). I don't believe that the red was necessarily needed to cover the reflective stuff though, they could do the same in yellow or purple or orange or whatever. But red goes with the Disney color scheme. I don't even believe it was used so the bus stands out during the day as the bus is grey, the windows dark, and the paint red - so not a whole lot of contrast there - but realistically - I think no one is going to miss that bus. So again, I'm pretty sure the red was simply aesthetically pleasing and branded.
Yeah okay Disney chose red that their choice may be they got a good deal on the color. They could of chosen any color but since Mickey has red pants maybe they thought that be the Disney tie in. Not sure why they chose grey to paint the rest of the bus I think their better colors but that what Disney chosen.


They use red on most reflective tape you see on trucks so it must be used for a reason more then decorative reason.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #18
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The red color is used on many reflective tapes for a variety of reasons.

The shades of reds that are normally used are usually distinguishable from other colors for most people, even many that are color blind. They may not know that it's red, but they know its a different color. In a place like Disney where there is a lot of greenery, this is important as for those that are color blind many colors blend with green.

Red is recognized internationally as a color to stop for. I.e., red lights. For Disney this means that more people may end up being cautious around the Disney busses, no matter if they are driving or walking. This may actually result in fewer accidents involving Disney busses, which seems to have been on the rise lately.

The new paint job clearly sets the Disney busses apart from many of the other hotel shuttle busses. I saw many confused people this last time when one of the other hotel shuttle busses were picking people up at Downtown Disney.

My guess is that the red was picked first for these reasons and the gray was picked due to how it contrasted with the red.
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