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10 real-life historical sites that inspired Disney's animators! 11/12/2015 •

10 real-life historical sites that inspired Disney's animators!

Do you really think that the beautiful worlds of Disney are just works of splendid imagination? Well, we think that even dreamers are inspired by something beautiful. Compare some of Disney's iconic locations with their real-life counterparts - they will make you believe in magic too!


So, let's check whether the link is obvious enough!

Beauty and the Beast – Alsace, France

It's amazing! The small village square in this animated movie was inspired by a picturesque region in France, probably because of its beautiful pastoral architecture.

Beauty and the Beast – Cateau De Chambord, France


Chateau De Chambord was built in 1547 as a “hunting lodge.” Does it look like a palace? Hmm...

Sleeping Beauty – Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

This castle is said to be the most beautiful one in the world. It was built by Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1892 as a tribute to his favorite composer.

Mulan – Forbidden City, China


The Forbidden City is now open to tourists, though onсe it was home to the emperors. It was referred to as “Forbidden” because no one could enter or leave the palace without emperor's permission.

Frozen – St. Olaf’s Church, Norway

The Chapel in Frozen was inspired by the so-called English church as its construction was begun by the Englishwoman who wanted to practice her Anglican faith in Norway.



Snow White – Segovia Castle, Spain


The castle was inspired by that real one found in Spain.It was used by Spanish monarchs for hundreds of years until it was badly damaged by fire in 1862.

Tangled – Mont Saint-Michel, France


The unique island is periodically cut off from the mainland by waters, yet it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France.

Aladdin – Taj Mahal, India


Agraba was inspired by the Taj Mahal! It is thought to be a palace but Taj Mahal is actually a tomb for the favourite wife of the fifth Emperor of India (Shah Jahan).

The Little Mermaid – Chateau De Chillon, Switzerland


The history of the castle dates back to the Roman empire, when it was used to guard a road through the Alps. Don't you think that its position directly on the shores of the magnificent lake makes it the perfect fairytale setting?

Brave – King John's Castle, Ireland

The site dates back to 922, the 13th-century castle was built only in 1200. It is one of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe, thus, being a popular tourist attraction.

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8 Comments
Lee Waterman
Lee Waterman
good tour
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Nov 11, 2015 11:29PM
Danny More
Danny More
Great Tour...
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Nov 12, 2015 10:31PM
Tom Young
Tom Young
Great castles
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Nov 13, 2015 4:38AM
RayKia Gee
c'est interessant!
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Nov 13, 2015 7:33AM
Jennifer Nicholson-Breen
Jennifer Nicholson-Breen
What about Carcaassonne?
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Nov 13, 2015 8:21AM
Sarah Hearn-vonFoerster
Sarah Hearn-vonFoerster
Have visited 2 of them. Would love to see Ludvig II's castle.
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Nov 13, 2015 4:53PM
Susan Ide
Susan Ide
Very good tour of history of çastles and connections to Disney stories.
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Nov 14, 2015 3:50AM
Matt Brandt
Very interesting. I've been to Schloss Neuschwanstein, it's magnificent. Was Cinderella's Castle in Disney World inspired by Neuschwanstein?
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Nov 20, 2015 4:29AM

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