Irish village transformed into magical Disney wonderland for filming of new movie Disenchanted

Irish village transformed into magical Disney wonderland for filming of new movie Disenchanted

AN IRISH village has been turned into a fairytale land fit for a princess as filming begins on the newest Disney film.

The village of Enniskerry is now home to idyllic pink castles adorned with sweet-smelling roses as filming begins on Disenchanted, the sequel to 2007's Enchanted.

Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and Idina Menzel, Disenchanted is filming on location in Wicklow and surrounding areas, and the picturesque village of Enniskerry has been turned into movie sets, with filming set to begin on some of the most important scenes in the movie.

Crowds have been flocking to see the fairytale village, featuring fairytale butchers, bakers and everything in between before the town is cordoned off to allow for filming, due to take place between 7am and 10pm from today, Monday 14 June until Friday 18 June.

The crew will return from 6 July to 9 July between 5pm and 7pm, and again from Wednesday 21 July to Thursday 22 July between the hours of 7am to 10pm, RTÉ News reports.

Parking in the village will be restricted on the days filming will take place, and Gardaí will be present to divert traffic.

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey, who is starring in the film, has been updating fans with stories and photographs from his time in Ireland as he immerses himself in the culture since he arrived several weeks ago.

The actor, who is himself part Irish, has been enjoying traditional Irish food, trying his hand at Irish slang and wearing traditional Aran jumpers, telling his fans "I love being in Ireland and I'm having so much fun working on this film"!

The animal lover has also been enjoying time in Ireland's famous countryside, having shared multiple snaps of rolling hills, grazing sheep and lush green fields-- and he even made friends with a smiling donkey, his "trusty steed", sharing a short clip that has so far been viewed a whopping 1.2 million times.