Studio Ghibli Is Opening A Park In 2020 And Here's Everything You Need To Know

Studio Ghibli Is A Theme Park In 2020 And It's Guaranteed To Spirit You Away image

Studio Ghibli Is Opening A Park In 2020 And Here's Everything You Need To Know

Step right up and board the catbus! Beginning as soon as 2020, fans of Studio Ghibli can head to Aichi prefecture in Japan to relive all their favorite animated moments. Prepare to be spirited away by soot fairies, bathhouse spirits, and Totoros.

Though no designs haven't been officially released just yet, we've pieced together enough to get a read on where we think the project is going. Here's what we know so far:

Headed up by Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, the park is slated for construction on the lush grounds of Aichi Prefecture’s EXPO Park, the location of the 2005 World EXPO.

The park already has a life-sized recreation of Satsuki and Mei’s house from the classic film My Neighbor Totoro, so the forested area already feels like a natural fit.

And with additional facilities like a water park, swimming pool, ice skating rink, and giant Ferris wheel, Aichi EXPO park is already a leisurely oasis.

Aichi EXPO Park's current layout.

Remember the Ghibli Museum that opened in Tokyo back in 2001? Fans from around the world flocked to its imaginative exhibits. That being said, can you imagine the chaos that will ensue when "Ghibli Park" opens in 2020?

Everyone's going to lose their mind.

As we mentioned above, no official plans have been released to the public; so in the meantime, here's a visual collection of everything we know.

Below you'll find maps of the EXPO Park, photos of Satsuki and Mei’s house currently in the park, and as well as Japanese illustrator TAKUMI's renderings of what Ghibli Park could offer.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Aichi EXPO Park currently looks like this.

Notice all the green space? The area is already perfectly dreamy.

Satsuki and Mei’s house from "My Neighbor Totoro" is already there. Can you spot it?

Here's a little tour of the house.

The exterior is almost identical.

And the inside is fully furnished.

And here are a few concept sketches from Japanese artist TAKUMI.

He put together these ideas for a "Ghibli Park" back in 2015, just for fun. Think any of his ideas will carry over into the final version?

Now all we have to do is wait till 2020....

Via Rocket News & Creators Project

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