Disney movies are filled with magical locations, many of which seem like they came straight from a fantasy world. But while these Disney locales certainly have fantastical elements, it's not uncommon for the production teams to take inspiration from the real world.
If you've seen Encanto, you've also seen the gorgeous rainbow river. That's based on the River of Five Colors, a real river in Columbia. Would you rather see a real-life Coco than a real-life Encanto? Then head to Guanajuato, Mexico. Want to visit the Beast's castle from Beauty and the Beast? Head to the Chateau de Chambord, which is a short trip away from Paris. Wish you could see Pride Rock? You can see a version of it at Kenya's Hell’s Gate National Park.
The fact that these films are inspired by real-world locations makes them feel even more magical. Which one is your favorite?
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