The allure of Disney films is undeniable. Their tales of heroes and heroines, villains and monsters, castles and fairy godmothers, sometimes paired with epic musical numbers, are enchanting, depicting lives and worlds at times intimately familiar and other times as if from a dream. We found the real-life versions of the movie sets to go with the flicks, compiled them into a simple list of 10, and discovered that lots of Disney movies drew their characteristics from actual locations. So if you’re a traveler — and a Disney fan — and you’re looking for a fairy tale place to go on your next vacation, try visiting some of these real world locations that you can also find in Disney movies.

Brave in Dunnottar Scotland


Beauty and the Beast in Chateau de Chambord France


The Little Mermaid in Château de Chillon Switzerland


Mulan in Forbidden City from Jingshan hill Beijing


Frozen in Hôtel de Glace Norway


Tangled in Mont-Saint-Michel France


Pinocchio in Collodi Tuscany


Cinderella in Neuschwanstein Castle Germany


Up in Angel Falls Venezuela

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