Studio Ghibli theme park ticket price, reservation details revealed

Studio Ghibli blue logo.
Studio Ghibli logo. Pic credit: Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is poised to build its first amusement park later this year, it appears that the price of tickets has arrived.

The studio has surely earned its spot as one of the world’s most important animation studios. Studio Ghibli has been providing viewers with classic anime films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke, to mention a few.

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

Ghibli Park opening hours and tickets

The Studio Ghibli theme park will be operational 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. Every Tuesday, Ghibli Park will be closed.

According to a newly revealed breakdown, the future theme park plans to sell tickets in August 2022. These tickets would allow adults to visit the park for roughly $30 USD on weekdays and $35 USD on weekends.

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

The following are the costs for these specific attractions:

  • Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse (weekdays)
    Adults: 2,000 yen ($16 USD).
    Children (4 years up till the end of elementary school): 1,000 yen
  • Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse (weekends, holidays)
    Adults: 2,500 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
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Ghibli’s Theme Park is to debut this fall, and it will be interesting watching how the first theme park exclusively dedicated to anime will fare. 

This is due to how well-known Studio Ghibli has grown worldwide.

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

This map is basically called, “The park we deserve.” You can have a look below:

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

Hayao Miyazaki’s last movie

Hayao Miyazaki, the prolific creator, appears to be coming out of retirement once again to make one more film for Studio Ghibli. It is an adaptation of the 1937 classic novel, “How Do You Live?” which will be the animator’s final movie.

Miyazaki described the next film as “fantasy on a big scale” in a recent interview with The New York Times. The article describes the story as:

“The story concerns a 15-year-old boy in Tokyo, small for his age and fond of mischief, whose father has recently died. In the English translation by Bruno Navasky, published in October, the boy gazes out at the city and is overwhelmed: “The watching self, the self being watched, and furthermore the self becoming conscious of all this, the self observing itself by itself, from afar, all those various selves overlapped in his heart, and suddenly he began to feel dizzy.” 

NY times

Miyazaki has been developing animation for decades, assisting in the formation of Studio Ghibli in 1985. This would not be Hayao’s first time coming out of retirement; he has done it previously, but this appears to be his last.

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Within Ghibli, Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, is carrying on his father’s heritage by directing his own movies, most recently Earwig And The Witch.

Will you be visiting Studio Ghibli’s Theme Park? What other anime need their own amusement park rides?  Let us know in the comments.

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