5 Real-Life Places That Inspired Your Favorite Disney Films

Disney films have inspired generations of children by whisking them away to far-away fairytale places too fantastic to be true.

Well, there are a few exceptions. Many of your favorite castles and countrysides from Disney films were lifted straight out of real life. We’ve collected a few of the most notable examples. You can view a few more at the Huffington Post or blogs.Disney.com. Let’s start with…

1.The castle from Sleeping Beauty, built in real life at Disneyland Resort. 

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Based on the Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany.

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2. The Royal Palace in Tangled

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Based on Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy

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3. Paradise Falls from Up

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Based on Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela

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4. The Sultan’s palace in Aladdin

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Based on the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

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5. Arendelle and the castle of Arendelle from Frozen

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Respectively based on the fjords of Norway and Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway.

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The Akershus Fortress

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