Disney fans must visit these spectacular places

  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

    The incredible settings of Disney movies transport us to a magical world, right? If we say that these other-worldly locations were inspired by real places - would you believe us? We suggest, you see them to believe them.

    These amazing destinations will urge you to get your visa, right away.

    Movie: Up, Location: Angel Falls

    Angel waterfall

    Recall the Paradise Falls from the adventure animation film ‘Up’? Well, the inspiration behind the Paradise Falls was the Angel Falls in Venezuela.

    The Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall. With a height of 979 metres, pictures of this breathtaking fall is sure to get you many likes on Instagram.

    Some of the popular places in Venezuela include Morrocoy National Park, Margarita Island, Mount Roraima and Los Roques National Park.

    Movie: Moana, Location: Samoa

    Samoa

    Have you seen the musical adventure film ‘Moana’? The fictional island of Motunui was inspired by the Samoan Islands in Polynesia.

    The Samoan Islands are known for its scintillating beaches, lush green rainforests, beautiful waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries.

    Some of the popular places in Samoa include Afu Aau Waterfall, Piula Cave Pool, Lalomanu Beach and Satoalepai Turtle Sanctuary.

    Movie: Tangled, Location: Mont Saint-Michel

    Mont Saint Michel

    Can you guess which place inspired the Kingdom of Corona in the animation film ‘Tangled’? Yes, it was Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France!

     

    Home to an ancient fortress, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is periodically cut off from the mainland by tidal waters.

    Some of the popular places in France include Loire Valley, French Riviera, Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

    Movie: Aladdin, Location: Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal

    How can we forget our favourite fantasy film, ‘Aladdin’? Well, the Sultan’s Palace depicted in this movie was inspired by Taj Mahal in Agra.

    Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum surrounded by lush gardens. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

    Some of the popular places in India include Kerala, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Ladakh.

     

    Movie: Sleeping Beauty, Location: Neuschwanstein Castle

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Remember the Royal Castle from the animation film ‘Sleeping Beauty’? The Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany was the inspiration behind the Royal Castle.

    A Romanesque Revival palace, the Neuschwanstein Castle is located on a rugged hill. It was built by King Ludwig II as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner, the renowned composer.

    Some of the popular places in Germany include Saxon Switzerland, Königssee Lake, Hohenzollern Castle, Zugspitze and Black Forest.

    Movie: The Little Mermaid, Location: Chillon Castle

    Chillon Castle

    Let’s talk about the fantasy movie ‘The Little Mermaid’! Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva, Switzerland inspired Prince Eric’s castle in this animated film.

    This ancient island castle is home to the 14th century wall paintings, parade halls and well-preserved rooms dating back to the Bernese rule.

    Some of the popular places in Switzerland include Interlaken, Lucerne, Bern, Rhine Falls and Zurich.

    Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur