We want to be there now!
Disney fans this is the moment you’ve been waiting for! If you thought things couldn’t get any better than a visit to Disney World and watching re-runs in your PJs, then we’ve got news for you!
You can actually make your way around the globe visiting stunning the destinations that inspired the backdrop for Disney movies. From the brought-to-life sets of Aladdin to Sleeping Beauty, each one of them is more glorious than the next.
Whether you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to live out all your animation-related dreams or the most romantic of proposals, there’s a fairytale destination that’s just right for you.
From Australia to India, from Germany to France, scrolling through our pictures of these real-life destinations will have you packing your bags in next to no time!
Still not convinced that this IS the next holiday idea for you? Here’s three reasons that should help you get there:
- You can rock that Ariel costume that’s been languishing in the back of your wardrobe
- Belting out your favourite Disney tune at the top of your lungs will suddenly be TOTALLY acceptable
- You may even meet your very own Prince – a.k.a the hotel’s hunky waiter!
So hands up who wants to see more?
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
The 19th Century Neuschwanstein Castle attracts 1.4 million visitors a year, and throws open it’s doors for 30 tours that will leave you awe-inspired!
Credit: Flickr/ Rob Faulkner
The Sultan’s Palace, Aladdin
Constructed out of white marble this Unesco World Heritage Site is a wonder to behold. Stay at the luxurious The Oberoi Amarvilas for sweeping views over this historical site.
Beauty and the Beast’s market town
This picturesque region in North-West France inspired the market square in this classic Disney film. Eguisheim – pictured – has a deluxe food market that’s perfect for a foodie day trip!
Credit: flickr/Tambako The Jaguar
The Little Mermaid – Prince Eric’s Castle
Chatea de Chillon, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
This most visited historic monument in Switzerland is open to visitors for tours and a live programme of events. For an extra special occasion you can even host a banquet within its walls!
Elsa’s Ice Castle, Frozen
Hotel Du Glace, Quebec City
Frozen director Chris Buck stayed at the Hotel Du Glace to study it’s ice structures years before the animated film was made. And the good news is, is that you can also spend the night in one of the hotel’s 44 themed suites.
Credit: Hote Du Glace/Xavier Dachez
Alcazar de Segovia, Spain
Take a tour around this spectacular medieval castle, and marvel at its classical paintings and armour fit for a king. The castle is an easy day trip from Madrid, making it the perfect stop off on your weekend getaway.
Royal Castle, Brave
Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
Situated on a small isle at the meeting point of three sea lochs – Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh – Donan Castle has a visitor centre, gift shop and coffee shop. This makes it the perfect place to while the day away. The nearest airport is Inverness.