1. Alsace, France
This charming little village inspired Little Town in Beauty and the Beast.
2. Forbidden City, Beijing, China
3. Ashdown Forest, England
Winnie the Pooh creator, A.A. Milne based his Hundred Acre Wood on Ashdown Forest near his home, so it was a natural progression for the movie
4. Cotchford Farm, England
And the “Pooh Sticks” bridge actually exists too.
5. The French Laundry, USA
Ratatouille may have been set in Paris but the inspiration for the restaurant came from as far away from the French capital as you can imagine. It was based on the highly respected restaurant of master chef Thomas Keller, which is in the Napa Valley, CA
6. Machu Picchu, Peru
Do the mountains of Pacha’s village in the Emperor’s New Groove look familiar to you? They should; they’re based on one of the most famous sights in the world.
7. New Orleans, USA
There’s simply no denying that The Princess and The Frog is set in The Big Easy.
8. U-Drop Inn, USA
In Cars, Ramone’s House of #Body Art in the fictional town of Radiator Springs is based on the U-Drop Inn, an Art Deco rest stop in Shamrock, Texas.
9. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Merida’s DunBroch Castle was drawn from the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle on Scotland’s west coast.
10. Akershas Fortress, Norway
Recognize Anna and Elsa’s castle home in Frozen? That was just the outside …
11. Stiftsgården, Norway
The interior of the castle was based on rooms inside Stiftsgården, in Trondheim. And …
12. Bryggen, Bergen, Norway
… was the inspiration for the town of Arendelle. And lastly for Frozen …
14. Angel Falls, Venezuela
Paradise Falls in Up! were modeled on The world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls.
16. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Art Director for Atlantis has stated that the lost city of Atlantic is based loosely on the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site.
18. Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, USA
The side on silhouettes of the Cadillacs are echoed in Cars as the Cadillac Range of mountains.
21. Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany
Walt Disney visited this castle and it inspired both Sleeping Beauty’s and Cinderella’s castles with influences drawn from other castles too, including Schloss Hochenschwagenau.
23. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Although the movie is based in the Middle East, in Aladdin, the Sultan’s palace is based in #look on the famous Taj Mahal. The city’s name “Agrabah” was even inspired by the Taj Mahal’s location, Agra.
25. The Harbor, Sydney, Australia
And Nemo ends in Sydney’s #world famous harbor
29. Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, USA
The Grand Fusel Lodge, Piston Peak National Park in Planes: Fire and Rescue