Studio Ghibli Park
21-04-2020 • Nerd • by Carlotta F
Hey there! Are you one of those people who love theme parks? Are you a fan of the Studio Ghibli's work? Are you excited just about the thought of combining those two things together? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this is the right place.

Maybe you've heard about this wonderful news before, since the opening of the Ghibli Theme Park was announced the 25th April 2018, but have you really took a close look to the project? If you haven't, I'm here to tell you. First things first: the park will be opened near Nagoya and that's too bad for those studio Ghibli fans who were dying to visit the Ghibli's museum in Tokyo... now they'll have to organize a second trip in order to visit them both. Let's also clarify one very important thing: Studio Ghibli doesn't just mean Hayao Miyazaki! The work of other artists such as Isao Takahata will also be honoured.
But let's get to the park itself. What will it look like? Well, first of all, the basic setting will be the typical European-style brick buildings, which are so often represented in many of the Ghibli's films. In addition to that, in the park you will also find statues of creatures such as boars, spiders and others, which are iconic in many movies. On top of that, there will also be a lot of green spaces, trails and gardens in order to underline the importance of the bond between nature and all the characters in the Ghibli's films.
It will be divided in five areas some of which have been already confirmed: one will be based on Princess Mononoke and the other on the Howl's Moving Castle movie (the Elevator building will be used for the entrance of the park!!). There will also be buildings and constructions taken from My neightbour Totoro and from Kiki delivery service.
Isn't that amazing? Luckily, we still have some time to recover from the tiny heart attack we all had when we first heard about this, the park will open in 2022! Until then, keep yourselves together and start planning your trip to Japan!