15 Oct '11, 12am

Pictures: Replica of house from Disney's Up boosts tourism in US city

Pictures: Replica of house from Disney's Up boosts tourism in US city

The house in the animated movie Up in Herriman, Utah. Herriman says it's seeing a surge of visitors after a replica of the house in the Disney/Pixar movie Up opened to widespread publicity. -- PHOTO: AP SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A United States city says it's seeing a surge of visitors after a replica of the house in the Disney/Pixar movie Up opened to widespread publicity. The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper reports an estimated 27,000 visitors have come to Herriman since the vibrant green-and-pink house opened this summer. The home re-creates the house in the 2009 movie. It features a stenciled mailbox in front of the house that reads 'Carl & Ellie' as a nod to the main characters. One of the home's builders, Blair Bangerter, says he and his brothers got permission from Disney to use the movie to promote their creation.

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