Studio Ghibli launched the official website and special visuals ahead of the opening of the upcoming Ghibli Park project. The Park is set to open on November 1, 2022, but it won’t be a traditional amusement park. Instead, it will allow visitors to “take a stroll through nature, feel the wind, and discover the wonders” within the grounds of Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park (Moricoro Park).
Studio Ghibli produced a special promotional video about Aichi, the home of Ghibli Park:
In addition to the nature aspect, the park will also be home to a number of special buildings and exhibits inspired by and dedicated to Ghibli movies. The official website states that Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, Hill of Youth (Whisper of the Heart), and Dondoko Forest (My Neighbor Totoro) will open on November 1.
Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse is an indoor facility that “stores all of the studio’s secrets, from large to small artifacts and exhibits from past Studio Ghibli movies”. The website states that visitors will be able to find everything from fantasy-filled exhibitions such as Robot Soldier, Cat Bus, and kid-sized film studio exhibitions, to materials and resources that reveal the secrets of Studio Ghibli films.
Fans of Whisper of the Heart will be able to enjoy an antique shop, inspired by the movie, while My Neighbor Totoro will be able to visit Satsuki and Mei’s house, as well as the Dondoko Forest that lies behind it.
Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke are also getting their own special corner in the Ghibli Park, but the opening date for these projects is still unknown. Teaser visuals for both have been revealed:
You can find more information along with maps of the park on the official Ghibli Park website.
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