Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Places

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Angel Falls inspired the dream destination in Up.

Real locations on Route 66 served as a template for Cars‘ Radiator Springs.

Rapunzel’s kingdom or Corona?  It was inspired by Mont-Saint-Michel.

Chateau de Chambord, France gave artists the idea for the Beast’s castle in Beauty and the Beast.

Even Disney’s famous castle at Disneyland was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.

Elsa’s castle in Frozen was inspired by Ice Hotels.

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Speaking of Frozen, Arendelle is totally the fjords of Norway.

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The Grand Fusel Lodge in Planes: Fire and Rescue looks an awful lot like the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park.

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The mansion in The Princess and the Frog was inspired by New Orleans’ Garden District.

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The Proscenium in Hercules is inspired by the ancient Greek prosceniums still in existence.

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Kuzco’s empire in The Emperor’s New Groove is Machu Picchu, Peru.

Even the Seven Dwarf’s cottage was a real place.

 

 

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