by Margot Pierce

When it comes to Disney movies, one thing is for sure: they are all set in beautiful worlds, worlds that intrigue both children and adults.

What many people may not know is that Disney’s beautiful locations are not completely imaginary as most of them can be rooted in real-life places all around the world. From the studio’s most iconic films such as Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast to the recent Frozen, Disney’s artists were inspired by real-life locations that will make you believe in magic!

Here are 18 of them:

 

1. Sleeping Beauty – Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

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2. Beauty and the Beast – Alsace, France

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3. Tangled – Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

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4. Up – Angel Falls, Venezuela

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5. Aladdin – Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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6. The Emperor’s New Groove – Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

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7. Mulan – Forbidden City, Beijing, China

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8. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

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9. The Little Mermaid – Chateau De Chillon, Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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10. Wreck-It Ralph – Grand Central Terminal, New York City, USA

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11. Beauty and the Beast – Chateau De Chambord, Loir-Et-Cher, France

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12. Frozen – St. Olaf’s Church, Balestrand, Norway

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13. The Princess And The Frog – Louisiana bayous, USA

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14. Brave – Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland, UK

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15. Cars – U-Drop Inn, Shamrock, Texas

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16. Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia

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17. Frozen – Hotel De Glace, Quebec City, Canada

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18. Snow White – Segovia Castle, Spain

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