Walt Disney's Tribute to Notre Dame on Sleeping Beauty Castle

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Sunset Sleeping Beauty Castle

Today we lost a cultural icon, the spire of Notre-Dame. This was almost a millennium of history lost. Being a theme park based site we are going to talk about the influence of Notre-Dame on Disney and the Disney Parks.

Now, many Disney fans know that Sleeping Beauty Castle is primarily based on Neuschwanstein Castle. But one specific spire is inspired by the lost feature of Notre-Dame.

Notre Dame inspire section of Sleeping Beauty Castle

This specific section of the castle was inspired by Notre-Dame and features a scaled-down recreation of the spire that was lost in today's devastating fire.

This is by no means the only time Disney has been inspired by the historic cathedral, with an entire animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame being set there, based off of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name.

Notre-Dame inspired people for close to a millennium and hopefully after a rebuild will continue to inspire for centuries more,