Soon you’ll be able to visit the world of ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ for real
Fasten your seat belts Totoro fanatics — because you’ve got some good news coming your way.
Studio Ghibli has just announced plans to build a new theme park based on Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved 1988 film, My Neighbor Totoro.
*Cue happy face emoji*
The details on the new construction, reportedly set to be a 500-acre expansion of Nagoya’s Expo Park (which already has replicas of Satsuki and Mei’s house from the film), are scarce so far.
However, the park will apparently fully recreate the world of Totoro and, in true Ghibli fashion, encourage guests to enjoy foliage from each of the world’s four seasons.
Fans were understandably excited about the new development, which promises to be the studio’s most immersive project to date.
*plans trip for Japan in 2020.
— Gannon Dragmire (@ag3ntxii) June 1, 2017
THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER.
— Fiachra (@MadKingFiacla) June 1, 2017
Must go to Japan now.
— D. McMeow (@d_mcmeow) June 1, 2017
The park isn’t set to open until 2020, but don’t fret — if you need a fix now, you can check out the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan. You can even take a ride on the Catbus there.