Greeting guests at the entrance will be a partial recreation of Howl’s Moving Castle, with steampunk elevators taking visitors into the park itself and onto a raised viewing platform. Expansive views will also be offered from the balconies of a full-size replica of the Chikyu-ya antique shop from Whisper of the Heart.
The real-life version of the house in which sisters Mei and Satsuki live in My Neighbor Totoro, which was originally built for the 2005 World’s Fair in Nagakute, is slated to be part of the “Totoro’s Hometown” area, and Nagoya-based broadcaster Tokai TV is also reporting that guests to the Ghibli Park will be able to visit the house in which little witch Kiki, of Kiki’s Delivery Service, grew up.
【速報】愛知県は長久手市に整備する「ジブリパーク」の基本デザインを発表しました。『魔女の宅急便』のキキの実家や『耳をすませば』の「地球屋」などを再現する計画で、2022年度の開業を目指すとしています。（岩佐雄人） pic.twitter.com/YsUvM6BXkz— 【公式】高井さんのニュースOne (@tokai_newsone) April 25, 2018
While not specified in any written or verbal statement, more hints at what might be found in the park can be seen in the concept art in the above and below tweets, which show a Princess Mononoke zone where you can climb onto a cursed boar god or take a break at a feudal-era teahouse, as well as a building with the words “Cat Bus” conspicuously painted on the exterior (dare we dream that the Ghibli Park will include a ridable Cat Bus?!).
The inclusion of a run-of-the-mill spinning teacup ride notwithstanding, the concept art is brimming with the distinctive Ghibli aesthetic, and the only serious complaint we have is that the park isn’t projected to open until 2022.
Move over Ghibli Museum, a whole new Ghibli Park is on the horizon!
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