While you probably think those spectacular Disney scenes that you've seen over the years were rooted in someone's imagination, many of them are actually based on real-life locations.
And, they're so stunning, they might just make you believe in magic.
The Sultan's Palace, Aladdin
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Beauty and the Beast Castle
The Baroque-style castle in Beauty and the Beast was inspired by Chateau De Chambord in Loir-Et-Cher, France. After a spell is cast on it, it becomes a dark, ominous place - until Belle manages to break the curse, that is.
Village Square, Beauty and the Beast
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The small village square in Belle's hometown was inspired by Alsace, France, with many of the architectural details reminiscent of this charming region. The design on the wine bottles even offers hints of Alsace culture.
Sleeping Beauty Castle
The Royal Castle in Sleeping Beauty was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. Not only did it provide the inspiration for the castle in the film, you can see a real-life version of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.
Kingdom of Corona, Tangled
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"Tangled" took literal inspiration from Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. The island is topped by the towering castle and surrounded by the sea. When the tide is high, it's cut off from the mainland.
Prince Eric's Castle, Little Mermaid
In the popular film, Prince Eric's Castle looks over Ariel's underwater home. It was inspired by the Château de Chillon, an island castle located on Lake Geneva.
Queen's Castle, Snow White
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Snow White's Castle was inspired by Segovia Castle in Spain. It majestically rises out on a rocky crag above the confluence of two rivers near the Guadarrama mountains.