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- rejoice /ri-JOIS/
- iconic /ahy-KON-ik/
- anticipate /an-TIS-tuh-peyt /
- essence /ES-uhns/
- picture /PIK-cher /
[verb] – to feel or show great happiness about something
I’m sure they will rejoice at the sight of their new house.
[adjective] – very famous or popular
Many people still listen to ABBA’s iconic songs.
[verb] – to imagine or expect that something will happen
We should have anticipated the closing of establishments.
[noun] – the basic or most important idea or quality of something
I think the essence of this film is the story of kindness.
[verb] – to imagine something
Try to picture a calm place whenever you’re stressed.
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.
- What is your earliest memory of watching a Ghibli film? Please elaborate.
- Which among the three areas of Ghibli park are you most excited to visit?
- If you were to build your own theme park, what would it be like? (State its name, location, and attractions.)
- Do you think theme parks are important for tourism?
- In your opinion, why are Ghibli films loved by fans of all ages?