Studio Ghibli’s Theme Park Releases More Illustrations of Its Imaginative Attractions

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Ghibli daisoko “Ghibli Warehouse”

One of Studio Ghibli‘s most anticipated projects is not another animated feature; instead, it's a unique theme park based on past films. Called Ghibli Park, this immersive amusement park is set to open on November 1, 2022, with some of the areas scheduled to be completed the following fall, in 2023. While fans wait, however, they can pore over new illustrations of some of the sites that will be available to see.

Unlike other amusement parks, Ghibli Park will not have rides, though. It will feature imaginative buildings and gardens based on locations depicted in their movies. The park will be divided into five main areas, each of which centers around a specific theme and film. The area closest to the park's entrance is Seishun no oka (translated as “the hill of youth”), which is based on the architecture of Howl's Moving Castle—set in a 19th-century fantasy world—and the farmhouse in the 1995 film Whisper of the Heart.

For those that are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at Ghibli films, there is Area 2: Ghibli daisoko (“Ghibli Warehouse”). Here, visitors will be able to see memorabilia from some of the animation, unique exhibitions, and select film screenings. Dondoko mori (“Dondoko Forest”) is the third area that will be open in 2022, and it's based on one of Studio Ghibli's most famous movies, My Neighbor Totoro. This section of the park will include a replica of the farmhouse in the film as well as an abundance of trees and trails.

Two areas that are due to open in 2023 are Mononoke no sato (“Mononoke Village”) and Majo no tani (“Valley of the Witch”). The former celebrates the film Princess Mononoke, featuring a real-life Tataraba irontown, numerous sculptures of the creatures from the story, and an abundance of plant life. Majo no tani will be based on Kiki's Delivery Service, with a replica of Kiki's childhood home and the baker's home she lives in for the majority of the movie. This location is where visitors will be able to see the real-life installation of the castle from Howl's Moving Castle, as well.

Scroll down to see more illustrations of Ghibli Park's attractions.

Studio Ghibli's highly anticipated theme park, called Ghibli Park, released more photos of the different attractions.

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Seishun no oka “the hill of youth”

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Seishun no oka “the hill of youth”

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Seishun no oka “the hill of youth”

These illustrations depict the different sites based on locations in their animated films.

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Ghibli daisoko “Ghibli Warehouse”

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Ghibli daisoko “Ghibli Warehouse”

Ghibli Park is expected to open in Fall 2022.

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Ghibli daisoko “Ghibli Warehouse”

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Ghibli daisoko “Ghibli Warehouse”

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Dondoko mori “Dondoko Forest”

Some of the attractions, however, will open next year, in 2023.

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Mononoke no sato “Mononoke Village” (Opening Fall 2023)

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Mononoke no sato “Mononoke Village” (Opening Fall 2023)

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Mononoke no sato “Mononoke Village” (Opening Fall 2023)

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Majo no tani “Valley of the Witch” (Opening Fall 2023)

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Majo no tani “Valley of the Witch” (Opening Fall 2023)

Illustrations of Ghibli Park Attractions

Majo no tani “Valley of the Witch” (Opening Fall 2023)

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h/t: [Spoon & Tomago]

All images via Studio Ghibli | Ghibli Park.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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