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Studio Ghibli theme park tickets to cost a lot less than local competitors

Ghibli Park is considering a tiered ticket system. However, it’s targeting an admission price of around $35 for access to all areas.

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Ghibli Park, Japan’s new Studio Ghibli theme park, is reportedly targeting an admission price of around $35, which is half the price of admission to Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.

Ghibli Park planning manager Tetsuya Okamura told Japan’s Nikkei (via SoraNews24) that the team is exploring a tiered ticket system. However, he also said the park is targeting an admission price of approximately $35 for access to all areas.

In comparison, tickets to Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan are priced at up to $80 per person. That said, there are “no big attractions or rides in Ghibli Park”, according to the website.

Ghibli Park is set to open three of its five themed lands, Ghibli’s Giant Warehouse, Dondoko Forest and Springtime of Life Hill, on November 1, 2022. The remaining two areas, Princess Mononoke Village and Witch Valley, are due to launch in March 2024.

Ghibli Park opens on November 1, 2022

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Ghibli Park’s lands and attractions are inspired by anime classics including My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving CastleCastle in the SkySpirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Highlights include a My Neighbor Totoro-themed playground and life-size Howl’s Moving Castle. The playground will include a replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house, as well as a giant camphor tree and life-size Catbus.

“Come discover all the secrets hidden in the world of Studio Ghibli,” the new website says. “Ghibli Park is a park that represents the world of Studio Ghibli.”

“Take a stroll, feel the wind, and discover the wonders,” it adds.

The project is a ¥34 billion ($323 million) joint venture between Studio Ghibli and the government of Aichi Prefecture. It was constructed within the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park.

Images: Studio Ghibli

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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