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

The long-awaited park is not your typical theme park as it does not have any heart-stopping rides. What it offers are beautiful attractions that connect to visitors’ emotions. According to Studio Ghibli, it is divided into 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, eager 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.