Are you a Disney fan that seems to spot things from your favorite films in real-life? For example, would you have thought of The Lion King if they were spotted walking alongside the road, or at a zoo? We’ve rounded up 9 real places that inspired objects in famous Disney films. Continue reading to see them all.
Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small. After hiring a consultant to help determine an appropriate site for his project, Walt bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.