Nine Animated Disney Film Locations We Wish Were Real!

Sometimes, you see a place in a movie and just WANT TO BE THERE. Frollicking in the snow with Anna? Amazing!

Disney films are REALLY good at creating a sense of place that we  want to explore. They give us spots we’ve seen since we were kids in films that we fantasize about visiting.

Let’s look at a few of the more unique animated locations that we wish were real!

The Up House

After we’re done rocking back in forth in the fetal position pretending the sad part of the film didn’t happen, we TOTALLY would want the house from Up.

Okay, maybe not so much while it’s in a bustling metropolis about to be demolished, but the house itself is stellar. From the vivid pastel (yep, that’s a thing now) exterior to the adorable knick-knacks inside. This house is a-dor-a-ble.

Carls and Ellie’s chairs? I die! So much old people cuteness.


“Second star to the right and straight on til morning!”

Off to Neverland!

Oh Neverland, there’s a reason the Darling children fantasize about you so often in Peter Pan. Between Skull Rock, the Mermaid Lagoon, Pirate’s Cove, the Misty Mountains, and more. We can’t decide where we’d start first! (Lies — we’d beeline it straight for the Mermaid Lagoon. Duh!).

A place so wonderful you want to move there and never grow up. Count us in!


We’d want to visit here less for the diner’s perspective and more to be in that kitchen. We swoooooon!

The kitchen from Ratatouille is the stuff of our dreams. Copper everywhere, ceramic tiles, more beautiful French culinary gear than you can count — all bathed in warm, cozy lighting. Can we please have a few minutes to rummage through that walk-in fridge? We promise we won’t eat anything (fingers crossed).

We totally get where Little Chef was coming from. This place is legit.


“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t”

Girl, we feel you. The real unsung star of Alice in Wonderland is the location itself! From singing with life-sized flowers to our Very Merry Un-Birthday party, it would be hard to want to leave Wonderland! We can’t be the only people who played Wonderland as kids pretending to eat those mushrooms and grow super big or small…just us? No?

We still want to play with the Mome Raths SO BAD.

Mount Olympus

We’d “go the distance” to see this location (good luck getting Michael Bolton out of your head for the rest of the day!).

Mount Olympus looks crazy beautiful and COMFY in Hercules! The whole place is made of clouds! Pinky peachy, cozy clouds! We want to bounce around up there all day long looking down on Earth. Plus, did you see the parties they have up there?!

Yep, nothing looks bad about that.


Ok, so while Who Framed Roger Rabbit isn’t FULLY animated, part of it is: Toontown.

Towntown looks like all the best slapsticky parts of your favorite cartoons in one compact location. ACME stuff is everywhere, and rules don’t apply! Imagine a world where whatever your imagination can come up with can be fully REAL.

You know you’d love to play with some ACME portable holes or spring shoes! WE would!


One of the most beautiful parts of Moana is the gorgeous island Moana and her people call home.

We’d totally bust a move with Moana’s grandma near that beautiful aquamarine water. Or hang out in that SWEET cave with the waterfall. Hey, we really like coconuts, too! Especially if it means living in a tropical paradise.

The ocean may have been calling Moana, but we’d have stayed in Motunui for a bit!

The Axiom

Ok, hear us out. We wouldn’t want to go the way of the the…rotund guests. But the ship from WALL-E is crazy cool.

A giant cruise ship in space?! That pool looks aah-mazing. The facilities are crazy cool. It’s not our fault the inhabitants don’t take advantage! That place looks SO MUCH FUN. We would have been all about it.

Get Us a Pina Colada, STAT!

And maybe we would go to the gym. Just to be safe. 🙂

Ariel’s Grotto

We can’t be the only ones who see Ariel hanging out in her cavern of treasures and want a piece of that action.

Ariel’s grotto has SO many cool treasures she collected in The Little Mermaid. Plus, living in a whole ocean as a teenage girl that your dad is in charge of — not a bad idea to have a place to go be alone for a bit!

We still would love a chance to explore the walls of her cavern!

These are just a FEW of the awesome places we’d love to visit (we’re looking at you, most of Monsters Inc., Arendelle, most of Tangled, etc, etc, etc!!!) But we picked out a few neat ones to share while we daydream about the rest.

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