Studio Ghibli logo. Photo credit: Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is about to build its first theme park later this year, it looks like the price of tickets has arrived.

The studio has certainly earned its place as one of the world’s foremost animation studios. Studio Ghibli offers viewers classic anime movies such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke, just to name a few.

Fans now know how much it would cost to visit various Studio Ghibli locations in the real world.

Ghibli Park opening times and tickets

The Studio Ghibli theme park will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (JST) on weekdays and 9:00 AM on weekends and holidays when it opens on November 1, 2022. Ghibli Park is closed every Tuesday.

According to a recently revealed breakdown, the future theme park plans to start selling tickets in August 2022. These tickets allow adults to visit the park for about $30 USD on weekdays and $35 USD on weekends.

In addition to these general prices, park visitors can gain access to some unique areas of the park. They include Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, a museum-like attraction, and Dodoko Forest and Hill of Youth, which was forged to recreate locations from My Neighbor Totoro, Cat Returns, and The Whisper of the Heart.

Here are the costs for these specific attractions:

  • Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse (weekdays)
    Adults: 2,000 yen ($16 USD).
    Children (4 years to the end of primary school): 1,000 yen
  • Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse (weekends, holidays)
    Adults: 2500 yen ($20 USD).
    12,500 yen for children
  • The Dondoko Forest
    Adults: 1,000 yen (about $8 USD).
    500 yen for children
  • Hill of Youth
    Adults: 1,000 yen (US$8)
    500 yen for children

Ghibli’s Theme Park is coming out this fall and it will be interesting to see how the first theme park dedicated exclusively to anime will fare.

This is because of how well known Studio Ghibli has grown worldwide.

Takumi, a Twitter user, recently developed a map of “Tokyo Ghibliland”. Admittedly, it’s largely influenced by Tokyo Disneyland. Due to the Cat Bus monorail, this is completely forgivable.

This card is actually called ‘The Park We Deserve’. You can take a look below:

Fan-made map of Ghibli amusement park.
Twitter user Takumi has created a map for what he calls “Tokyo Ghibliland”. Sure, it’s heavily modeled after Tokyo Disneyland. Pic credit: Takumi/Twitter.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Last Movie

Hayao Miyazaki, the prolific creator, looks set to come out of retirement to make another film for Studio Ghibli. It is an adaptation of the 1937 classic novel, “How Do You Live?” what will be the animator’s last film.

Miyazaki described the following film as “fantasy on a grand scale” in a recent interview with The New York Times† The article describes the story as:

“The story is about a 15-year-old boy in Tokyo, small for his age and fond of mischief, whose father has recently passed away. In Bruno Navasky’s English translation, published in October, the boy gazes out over the city and is overwhelmed: “The watching self, the self being seen, and more the self being awareness of this all, the self observe self byself, from afar all those different selves overlap in his heart, and suddenly he began to feel dizzy.”

New York times

Miyazaki has been developing animation for decades and assisted in founding Studio Ghibli in 1985. This wouldn’t be the first time Hayao has retired; he’s done it before, but this seems to be his last.

Within Ghibli, Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, continues his father’s legacy by directing his own films, most recently Earwig And The Witch.

Are you visiting the Studio Ghibli theme park? What other anime need their own amusement park rides? Let us know in the comments.


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