10 locations you can visit that inspired Disney films
If you’ve ever watched a Disney film and wondered if the place they’re set are real locations, or if particular places featured in them have real-life inspirations, then this is everything you need to know.
Travel experts Snaptrip have collated 10 locations and landmarks in Europe which were the inspiration behind some of Disney’s most iconic films.
Located in the city of Segovia, the Alczar of Segovia is a World Heritage site, a medieval alczar and the inspiration for the Evil Queens castle in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
The Tour dArgent (also known as The Silver Tower), is a luxury 425 year old restaurant that inspired Gusteaus own restaurant in the film.
The story takes place in London, and was the first Disney animated film to be set in a specific place. Regents Park appears numerous times throughout the film. Its first seen as the place where Pongo and Roger meet Perdita and Anita.
Built in 1869, the Neuschwanstein castle is located in the village of Hohenschwangau. The towers and turrets served as inspiration for Sleeping Beautys home. Its also the inspiration behind Walt Disneys Disneyland castle.
The film is set in the quaint village of Riquewihr in northern France, which features cobblestone streets. There are numerous towns in Alsace, a historic region of France, which look like something straight out of a fairy tale.
Disney film Tangled is set on the island of Mont Saint-Michel, a well-known French island and monastery located in Normandy, surrounded by both water and forestry.
The setting of The Little Mermaid is based on the magical Chateau de Chillon, an island castle located on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The exterior of the castle was the inspiration for Prince Erics home.
Animators of Frozen drew inspiration from various parts of Norway and Canada, but one main location is that of St. Olafs Church, the chapel where Queen Elsa was coronated.
The films famous song I wont say Im in Love is set among the iconic columns of the Porch of the Caryatids.
The 18th century Antony House is located in the town of Torpoint, Cornwall, and was specifically chosen by the films director, Tim Burton. He took inspiration from the mansions interiors and landscaped gardens.