Real Life Places That Inspired Disney Attractions

It shouldn't be too surprising that Disney's Matterhorn is based on the Matterhorn in Switzerland, but you might be surprised to see just how many real life locations the company has used as inspiration on their rides and attractions.

From Utah's Bryce Canyon (the inspiration for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) to New Orlean's Jackson Square (which inspired its own section inside Disneyland park), it's amazing to see how many places you've never been to look oddly familiar thanks to Disney.

So check out Travel and Leisure's list of 30 real-life locations that inspired Disney attractions here.

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