Studio Ghibli unveils visualisations for new theme park

  • · 3177 Views · 
  • Posted 2 weeks Ago

Almost a year after it first announced the plans, Oscar-winning animation house Studio Ghibli has released some visualisations of its 200-hectare theme park.

Set to open in 2022, the park will be constructed on the old site of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute city, near Nagoya in Japan's Aichi Prefecture, and will be designed to integrate with its natural environment. While no architects or designers have been linked to the project as of yet, Studio Ghibli will ensure that the historical origins of the site are taken into account, ensuring the facility becomes a "one-of-a-kind park that is loved by everyone".

Image courtesy of Studio Ghibli

The park will be divided into multiple areas, each inspired by its famous award-winning films such as Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro. Areas to be named so far include Princess Mononoke Village, Dondoko Forest and Witch Valley, while the the main gate to the park will be inspired by the 19th-century architecture found in Howl's Moving Castle.

Stay tuned for more info.

Image courtesy of Studio Ghibli

Image courtesy of Studio Ghibli