Sure Agrabah is a city of fantasy and Sleeping Beauty's castle only exists at Disneyland, but not everything from Disney movies sprung from the minds of animators. Many of the company's greatest hits were based on classic literature, beloved fairy tales or folkloric legends.
The inspiration for many of these, and subsequently some box office blockbusters, can be found in real-world places. The rooftop refuge of Aladdin? That looks a lot like the cities of North Africa, from where an evil wizard came to find a magic lamp. How about the wooded hideout of swashbuckling Robin Hood? Yes, Sherwood Forest is indeed a real place.
Here, find some of those places that exist both in the real world, and the world of Disney fantasy.
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