Fans of Studio Ghibli, rejoice! Hayao Miyazaki’s animation company just announced the opening date of its newest theme park. Prepare to be welcomed by Totoro and other iconic Ghibli characters at Nagoya’s Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park on November 1, 2022!

The anticipated park is expected to capture the essence of the films, which celebrates nature, friendship, strong females, and bravery. It also offers a different type of adrenaline as it does not have any heart-stopping rides. Picture three huge areas where you can “take a stroll, feel the wind, and discover the wonders.” The main area is Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse which brings to life The Robot Soldier from “Castle in the Sky” and the Cat Bus from “Totoro”. The second area, “Hill of Youth,” features the antique shop from “Whisper of the Heart.” And the third is Dondoko Forest with a full recreation of Satsuki and Mei’s house from “My Neighbor Totoro”. Two more areas featuring the Mononoko Village from “Princess Mononoke” and some parts from “Howl’s Moving Castle” are going to open after 2023.

As for the cost of admission and whether you can purchase Kiki’s broom, excited fans can only stay tuned for answers. Studio Ghibli regularly posts updates on its official Twitter account. Meanwhile, you can also binge-watch Miyazaki’s beloved films as you wait for fall to arrive.