Studio Ghibli may not have any movies on the horizon just yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s taking it easy. The company has been working behind the scenes on its first theme park as attractions come to life in Japan. So far, fans have had a few glimpses of what’s to come with the park, and now its first full map has been released for those curious.
The image was revealed on the Park Ghibli website in Japan. As you can see below, the map features just one of the many areas that make up the attraction. This first image showcases the area of the park slated for a fall opening, and it includes everything from My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Skyand more.
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As you can see, the park is sprawling and full of nature to protect those looking for a wonderful walk. When the land was pitched on the project several years ago, Studio Ghibli emphasized that they wanted to preserve nature as much as possible while creating this park. It’s no secret that the company is all about preservation, and director Hayao Miyazaki has made pointed comments about preservation with films like Nausicaa of the valley of the wind. So, for those planning to visit the park, you can expect to see all kinds of nature through Aichi Memorial Park.
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And for those who want to visit, Park Ghibli will officially open on November 1 this year. Several contests have been launched in Japan offering early bird tickets, and some areas of the park are open to guests at this time. Once the area officially opens, Park Ghibli will start working on its additional areas as it will hold five in total. The first to open is Dondoko Forest, and the next ones will be Ghibli’s Great Warehouse, Hill of Youth, Mononoke Village, and Valley of the Witches.
What do you think of this first look at the development of the district? Are you determined to visit Studio Ghibli Park? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.