The Real Places That Inspired All Your Fave Disney Movies

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This post was originally published on July 8, 2015.

Do you want to build a snowman? Or, do you want to build a snowman in the place that inspired Elsa's ice palace in Frozen? Do you want to see Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland, or do you want to see the actual Sleeping Beauty castle? These aren't trick questions.

If you're still stumped about where to take your next vacation, look to your favorite Disney films for inspiration. The stories may come from fairytales, but in many cases the locations seen on screen are very, very real — meaning you could pack your bags now and be chilling at Simba or Dory's stomping grounds by next weekend.

Ahead, discover 11 real-life places that inspired all your favorite Disney movies, from Aladdin to Ratatouille. They may not sell Mickey Mouse ears, but honestly, that's probably for the best. (Daily Mail)