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Real Life Disney Sets

December 19, 2013

 

The Royal Palace in Sleeping Beauty

Royal Castle Sleeping Beauty

– was inspired by  Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany.

Neuschwanstein, Bavaria

 

The Sultans Palace in Aladdin

Sultans Palace

 

– is based on the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

 

Does Pacha’s village in The Emperor’s New Groove look familiar?

Pacha village

 

Not unless you’ve been to Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru.

Machu Picchu

 

The picturesque royal palace in Tangled

Royal Palace, Tangled

 

– is based on the historic Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.

Mont Saint-Michel Normandy

 

Belle’s little town –

Belle's village

 

– drew inspiration from the quiet villages in the Alsace region of France.

Alsace region, France

 

Majestic Paradise Falls in Up

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– looks a lot like Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela.

Angel falls Canaima Nat. Park, Ven

 

No surprise that Notre Dame cathedral in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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– is based on *drum roll* Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France

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