Did you know there is a real-life version of Disney Pixar’s “Up” House? It is located in Herriman, Utah, about 30 minutes south of Salt Lake City. If you never heard about the movie “Up” you might want to watch this trailer to get an idea and how close the real Up house comes to its movie version. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I have seen the trailers and that’s why I knew the house.
So what’s so special about this house? It is an exact replica of the house in the movie. Compared to the movie-version, this house is not located in an industrial area like Carl’s house dream house. The real-life version is located in a quiet neighborhood.
The construction company Bangerter Homes build this house with the permission of Disney. It is a private residence now but the owners are big Disney fans as well and you can book photoshoots outside and inside the building for a small fee. Photos of the house from outside the fence are ok and you are not required to pay. Please be courteous and don’t hang out too long in front of the house and be a disturbance for the owners and neighbors.
Lynette, the current owner of the Up house and a big Disney fan, is sharing her families adventures on her blog “The Real Up House” and sells her artworks there as well. On the same website, you can book the photoshoot ops.
For every Disney fan, this should be a must-see. It’s just a small detour if you are traveling along the I-15 corridor through Salt Lake City. There is parking available along the streets nearby.
Did you know there is another Up House? This one shares rather the story behind it compared to the appearance of the one in Utah. An owner of a house in Seattle refused to sell her house and industrials buildings basically grew around her home. Read more about the story here.