The real-life places that inspired Disney films

By Sarah Kelsey

Disney lovers, today is your lucky day, because some of the picturesque and fantastical places showcased in your favourite animated flicks exist in real life. Yes, you read that right. Locations from around the world have served as inspiration for the magical settings used in films from Frozen to Beauty and the Beast.

Never thought you could visit the castle from Brave ? Not so! Dunnottar Castle in Scotland was one of the stops on the creators' tour of the country while researching the film.

Care to take a dip in Paradise Falls, the spectacular waterfall in Up ? Look no further than Venezuela's Angel Falls.

Want to learn more? Check out our gallery of locations that inspired Disney classics (including one stop in Quebec City!)


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