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Studio Ghibli theme park announces ticket prices ahead of opening

Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth open on 1 November 2022.

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Ghibli Park, Studio Ghibli’s new theme park, has announced the ticket prices for three of its five themed lands – Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth.

Entry to Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse on weekdays will cost 2,000 yen ($16) for adults and 1,000 yen ($8) for children aged between four and 12 years old.

On weekends and holidays, entry to Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse will be 2,500 yen ($19) for adults and 1,250 yen ($10) for children.

Tickets to Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth will cost 1,000 yen ($8) for adults and 500 yen ($4) for children on weekdays, weekends and holidays. Children under three years old receive free admission.

In comparison, tickets to Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan are priced at up to $80 per person. However, Ghibli Park is a smaller offering with “no big attractions or rides”, according to the website.

Tickets available to buy in August 2022

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The first three lands at Ghibli Park open to the public on 1 November.  The remaining two areas, Mononoke Village and Valley of Witches, are due to launch in March 2024.

The $323m Studio Ghibli attraction is located in the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park. It is inspired by anime classics including My Neighbor TotoroHowl’s Moving CastleCastle in the Sky and Spirited Away.

Highlights include a My Neighbor Totoro-themed playground and life-size Howl’s Moving Castle. The park’s Castle in the Sky-style elevator tower opened earlier this year.

Ghibli Park has also revealed that tickets will be available to buy in August through online ticketing service Boo-Woo Ticket.

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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