The 15 Real-life Inspirations Behind Disney Sites & Architectures

The 15 Real-life Inspirations Behind Disney Sites & Architectures

Disney has been brought to our imagination and stories of our childhood. Beautiful location and wonderful land of love, joy and happiness ever after because of all that Disney has found a form. Keep in motion or Disneyland theme parks around the world, there are some beautiful structures. Many of you, realize Notre Notre Dame Cathedral Dame Hunchback of Paris, real-life castle that is based on the Cathedral of the 14th century in France, the cathedral, are inspired by buildings, and more Cadillac Ranch in yellow is the inspiration for the movie of the same name in Texas, the cars? As seen in the movies and theme park 15 we read about the real-life inspiration behind Disney locations d.

1. Castle in Sleeping Beauty, based on Neuschwanstein castle, Germany.

Sleeping Beauty Castle in the film, and California’s Disneyland in Anaheim in the 19th century in Fussen, Germany Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, south-west are inspired by situated on a hill. Retreat, built by King Ludwig II and even Richard Wagner, the famous composer, to pay tribute to the two World Wars has survived. Walt Disney was inspired by his wife, grand architecture during a romantic trip with Lilian. It has been involved in many non-Disney films.

2. The city in Princess and the Frog, based on New Orleans, Los Angeles.

The picturesque and unique city, featured in The Princess and the Frog, is actually based on New Orleans in the 1920s. Princess Tiana is shown to work as a waitress in New Orleans. The beautiful architecture of the city, as well as its streets, has been featured throughout the film, especially the French Quarter. However, a lot of controversies had stirred up after the movie released, since Tiana was shown as a Person of Colour and the settings had connotations of slavery and voodoo.
3. Royal palace in Tangled/Prince Eric’s castle in The Little Mermaid, based on Mont Saint-Michel, France.

Complex, inspired small commune within the Prince’s Royal House, the fortified walls of the Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy in retold version of Rapunzel. In the 8th century the island, abbey, monastery, with halls and towers, built in the Romanesque style, northwest coast of the country, encouraged by Prince Eric’s castle Little Mermaid. Like the fairy tale quality of the island was emulated by Disney art designers to create both castes and the environment.

4. Locality of Lilo in Lilo and Stitch based on Kauai, Hawaii.

The settings of Lilo and Stitch is based on the Hawaiian island named Kauai. One of the few Disney films to take place in the contemporary days, the current small towns of Kauai have been incorporated into the movie, particularly Hanapepe. On one hand, the animation captures the beauty of the actual place, and on the other, it shows the solemn details of the town, indicating the economic turmoil of the region when the film was made in 2000.
5. Beast’s Palace in Beauty and the Beast, based on Château de Chambord, Loire Valley of France.

The main setting of the movie, the castle of the Beast, was inspired from Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley of France. Started by King Francis I, it was never completed, and 14th-century castle with a distinctive French Renaissance architecture is the perfect inspiration for the Beast’s castle, with its dark rooms and overwhelming size. On the other hand, Belle’s poor, provincial town was based on the charming villages in the region of Alsace in France, located near the German borders.

6. Ramone’s Body Shop in Cars, based on U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas.

The U-Drop Inn is gas station and restaurant with a unique art deco architecture, built in 1936 by J.C. Berry. This structure is the inspiration behind Ramone’s Body Shop in the movie Cars, and the film’s version is an almost-exact replica of the original building. In fact, much of the town of Cars is based on the Route 66 of Shamrock, which inspired animator, John Lasseter, while he was on a road trip with his wife and children.

7. Elsa’s ice palace in Frozen, based on Hotel de Glace, Canada.

Also called the Ice Hotel, Hotel de Glace, opened in 2001, was the visual inspiration for designing the ice palace of Elsa in Frozen. Made out of ice and opened from January through March every year, the hotel led to interior designing of the palace. Besides, Elsa’s land, Arendelle, was based on Trøndelag, Norway. The sleepy mountains, quaint villages, fjords, Nidaros Cathedral and the Royal residence at Stiftsgården, and even the clothing and the ways of life there have made it into Arendelle.
8. Cottage of the Seven Dwarfs in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based on Storybook cottages, LA.

Who said simplicity could not be an inspiration? The simple but postcard-perfect cottages in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles served as the inspiration for the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs. However, the popular but wrong belief is that it is the other way round. Architect Ben Sherwood designed and built these cottages in 1931 while the movie was released in 1937. While working on the movie, at least one of the animators used to live in a cottage here.
9. Queen’s castle from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs/Cinderella Castle, based on Segovia Castle, Spain.

Animated film, The Queen’s Castle Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Segovia, old city in Spain, is also based on ALCAZAR a stone fortification which in Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort, serves as the inspiration behind Cinderella Castle , as well as the Tokyo Disney Resort. The original castle palace, with the first reference dating back to the 12th century, like the bow of a ship, is heading out on a top of a hill at the confluence of two rivers in the background.

10. Simba’s land in The Lion King, based on the Serengeti, Tanzania and Kenya.

The land where the Lion King and his friends and family lived is based on the vast plains of Serengeti in northern Tanzania extending up to south-western Kenya where it is called Masai Mara, known for its large population of lions, alongside different species of plants and animals, inspiring the wildlife and wilderness in the Disney movies. But, despite the rumours, the Pride Rock is not based on Hell’s Gate National Park, but, on a variety of inspirations around the landscape.

11. DunBroch Castle in Brave, based on Dunnottar Castle, Scotland.

Anne Stone Haven Pixar film drew inspiration from Dunnottar Castle in Scotland, to the palace of the brave. Surviving medieval castle of 15th and 16th century buildings on the dramatic foundation Disney Castle. In fact, many experiences in the film on horseback, Merida sights and adventures are largely influenced by the variety offered by the rugged Scotland.

12. Pacha’s village in The Emperor’s New Groove, based on Machu Picchu, Peru.

Disney animators, while creating new groove rule of Emperor Kuzco, inspired by Machu Picchu in Cusco, and Pacha Incans hill to the ruins of the village was built around the 15th century were based. The top of a mountain, the most familiar icon of the Inca civilization, located at two different heights, the obvious enthusiasm fictional village. Pacha the Picchu, and Cusco, also names as Disney became Kusco names are inspired by real life.

13. Paradise Falls in Up, based on Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela.

Fantasy Paradise Falls, Carl member visits, where the angel is based on an enthralling location falls in South America Venezuela Canaima National Park, which is called. The region is high, rocky mountains with ancient sandstone tepui narrow down cascading waterfalls. The locals consider sacred area. Angel Falls, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, is also good to be true, and in fact, it looks like a work of art.

14. Atlantis from Atlantis: The Lost Empire, based loosely on Angkor Wat in Siem Riep, Cambodia.

While creating Atlantis, Disney directors wanted to see the old, unusual architectures, and she decided to go to the Southeast Asian architecture. The Maya Indians and the architectures of deconstructed Cambodia and the world of culture, language and architecture inspired courage to seize an advanced civilization theme, created Atlantis. Loosely and temple complex Angkor, 12th century Angkor in Cambodia Wat, the largest religious monument in the world is based on.

15. Sultan’s palace from Aladdin, based on Taj Mahal, India.

Which was Agrabah, Princess Jasmine and Aladdin Sultan House fantastic location, very recognizably inspired by the Taj Mahal in India, seven wonders of the world. Grieving emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum and that this asylum, was built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Located in Agra, the 17th century architectural marvel inspired white walls and golden domes, with the creation of the Disney castle surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Thus, we see that the real world is a beautiful place, and what we believe to be the only books can be found in various locations around the world. Storybrooke or imaginary part of a dynamic universe does not need to be able to witness the amazing places that inspired Disney films.

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