We are not going to say that they can be compared, because it is a different philosophy and an artistic approach far from what we can understand in the West with giants like Disney, but if there is a company that has enchanted millions of fans with his animated films around the world over the last 35 years, that is none other than the magical Studio Ghibli.
magic comes to life
This theme park, which is being built on the grounds of the Earth Expo Memorial Park in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, will partially open its doors to the public on November 1, moment in which the fans who managed to get a ticket for that event will be able to cross the threshold of the magical world of Hayao Miyazaki and the rest of the geniuses who have chiseled the prestige of this animation studio.
to open mouth, from the studio itself they have decided to share a first video of how things will look and what we will be able to visit within the first phase of construction of the park. It must be remembered that when the doors of this Ghibli Park open, there will still be a few more phases to be built, which will begin to be released throughout 2023: one in the fall and another just at the end, with more areas, attractions and spaces designed to from some of the company’s most iconic hits.
In order not to clash with the general sentiment and the need to protect the environment, from the company they have recalled that the park is also a “tribute to nature” since it has been built in a completely respectful way and trying to limit as much as possible its impact on the natural environment in which it is located, even leaving those trees that already inhabited that Memorial Park.
All the Ghibli classics, at your fingertips
If you have already seen the video published by Studio Ghibli about what the new park looks like, no doubt you will have recognized a huge number of elements that are defining of the magic of the Japanese studio. If you travel to Japan and get tickets, you can visit the so-called Great Ghibli Warehouse where a good part of the works that the Japanese have been premiering since 1986, when they showed the world their extraordinary the castle in the sky. Or a giant recreation of the unforgettable Walking castle.
It goes without saying that as we move through the streets of Ghibli Park we can see a replica of the Earth Shop of Whispers of the heart as well as entering the famous Dondoko forest to see firsthand how well the replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house from My Neighbor Totoro. Of course, to see Mononoke we will have to wait until the fall of 2023 and in the case of Witch Valley a little more until the end of that same year when more attractions are launched.
Don’t tell us you don’t feel like traveling to Japan right now?