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New details for Studio Ghibli’s theme park, set to open in fall 2022

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New details for Studio Ghibli's theme park, set to open in fall 2022

Based in Nagakute (Japan), Studio Ghibli’s amusement park shows us its recreations of the Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro’s House, or the Dondoko Forest.

If there is an animation company that has amazed the world, it is Studio Ghibli. With more than 20 years behind it, the studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma will even have its own theme park.

Just like Nintendo, Studio Ghibli will soon have a new temple for its millions of fans around the world. Based in Nagakute (Japan) and with an opening planned for autumn 2022, we already know new details about it.

As a good theme park, in it, we will find lots of recreations of buildings and characters from the Studio Ghibli movies. There will be no shortage of the Howl’s Moving Castle, the Dondoko Forest, or the House of My Neighbor Totoro, which will be available on a real scale … a dream, in short.

The opening date is planned for the autumn of next year, but the truth is that the latest images show that its construction is going from strength to strength. The facades of the buildings are already designed and embodied, although there is still time to cook.

This Studio Ghibli theme park is being built in the former headquarters of EXPO 2005, now known as EXPO Park. We can visit it in the city of Nagakute, in Aichi prefecture. It will have more than 200 hectares and is about 3 hours drive from Tokyo.

The idea behind the Studio Ghibli theme park is to forgo the usual roller coasters and mechanical constructions. Given the naturalistic style of the studio’s works, the attractions will be considered as respectful environments with the environment. For example, with trails and routes .

As a curiosity (and great news), in the park, we will find the same trees that were already in the natural area. Miyazaki, one of the founders of Studio Ghibli, insisted that no trees are cut down or nature damaged when building the park.

These are the areas planned for the Studio Ghibli amusement park, of which you can already see some images:

  • The Hill of Youth (based on Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • Ghibli department store
  • Mononoke Village (based on Princess Mononoke)
  • Valley of the Witches (based on Howl’s Moving Castle and Nicky the Witch’s Apprentice)
  • Dondoko Forest (based on My Neighbor Totoro)

The Studio Ghibli theme park will open its doors next fall of 2022, with tons of attractions from the studio and a natural environment that will be worth visiting.

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