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'Up' House Draws Thousands Of Tourists To Utah Town (VIDEO)

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First Posted: 10/17/2011 10:07 am Updated: 05/07/2012 3:01 pm

A replica of the house from the Pixar hit "Up" is drawing thousands of visitors to a suburban Utah town.

An estimated 27,000 visitors have flocked to Herriman, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City, to see the house, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Some visitors have even gone so far as to shop for real estate in the area, hoping to be close to the movie-inspired model home.

After publicity in national and international media on the heels of the home's completion this summer, the attraction continues to get about 1,000 visitors a week, says builder Blair Bangerter. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Bangerter had to get special permission from Disney to build the replica -- and had to promise to turn over construction plans after it was completed.

For now, the house will remain open as a tourist attraction, with a special Halloween planned: Bangerter's father, former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter, will dress up as the curmudgeonly "Up" character Carl Fredricksen and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters.

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  • Up House

    This Wednesday, July 6, 2011 photo shows a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie "Up" located at 13215 S. 5390 W in Herriman, Utah which will be part of this year's Parade of Homes. The house is complete with small details, like the names on the mail box with Carl and Ellie's handprints. On weekends the house will be decorated with balloons, but, unlike the cartoon version, it will remain on the ground. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

  • Up House

    This Wednesday, July 6, 2011 photo shows a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie "Up" located at 13215 S. 5390 W in Herriman, Utah which will be part of this year's Parade of Homes. On weekends the house will be decorated with balloons, but, unlike the cartoon version, it will remain on the ground. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

  • Up House

    This Wednesday, July 6, 2011 photo shows a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie "Up" located at 13215 S. 5390 W in Herriman, Utah which will be part of this year's Parade of Homes. This view shows the main staircse and the home's living room. On weekends the house will be decorated with balloons, but, unlike the cartoon version, it will remain on the ground. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

  • Up House

    This Wednesday, July 6, 2011 photo shows a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie "Up" located at 13215 S. 5390 W in Herriman, Utah which will be part of this year's Parade of Homes. The living room of the house features a mural above the fireplace depicting a scene from the film. On weekends the house will be decorated with balloons, but, unlike the cartoon version, it will remain on the ground. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

  • Up House

    This Wednesday, July 6, 2011 photo shows a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie "Up" located at 13215 S. 5390 W in Herriman, Utah which will be part of this year's Parade of Homes. Artist Melissa Chipman paints a mural featured in the film on the nursery wall. On weekends the house will be decorated with balloons, but, unlike the cartoon version, it will remain on the ground. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

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