Over the years, Studio Ghibli has earned its reputation as one of the best names in animation. From Spirited Away to Princess Mononoke, the company's vision has gone on to inspire millions. Soon, fans will be able to see their favorite films in a whole new way thanks to Ghibli Park, a theme park destination located over in Japan. And at last, we've been given our first look at the park as photos have been released ahead of its fall opening.
As you can see above and in the slides below, the Grand Warehouse features some gorgeous scenery and props. The eco-friendly area will feature everything from playgrounds to shops and cafes. There will even be a local theater called Cinema Orion on the property that will showcase Studio Ghibli's shorts. Until now, those films were only ever shown at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, but all ten of them will be screened at Ghibli Park when it opens this November.
When the park opens in a few months, the Grand Warehouse area will be available to fans alongside the Hill of Youth and Dondoko Forest areas. In the last half of 2023, the park will open its Mononoke Village before Witch Valley makes its debut in 2024.
What do you make of the first-look photos below? Do you hope to visit Ghibli Park before long? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.