Construction has recommenced on the theme park after COVID-19 halted proceedings.
Studio Ghibli is taking over the world with its animated works and soon enough, the beloved Japanese animation house will say hello to a dedicated theme park, set to be unveiled in 2022.
While we can’t travel internationally at this point, things will open back up eventually and with Japan a popular destination for Australian tourists, the Studio Ghibli theme park could be top of the sightseeing list.
The theme park began construction in 2018 and despite delays as a result of COVID-19, Studio Ghibli is forging ahead and will be opening near Nagoya come spring 2022. The park will be split up into five zones, with three of those currently under construction. The three locations are based on the Studio Ghibli films, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro.
Two of the park’s zones have yet to commence construction – Witch Valley, inspired by both Kiki’s Delivery Service and Howl’s Moving Castle, and Mononoke Valley, drawing from Princess Mononoke.
It comes after news that a new Studio Ghibli movie, Aya to Majo, is on the way. While the animation house has also been giving its fans a rare glimpse inside its museum – virtual tours keeping Studio Ghibli enthusiasts satisfied during lockdown.
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