Studio Ghibli

11.07.2023
Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli, the renowned Japanese animation studio founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki, has mesmerized audiences around the world with its stunning and magical films. With a repertoire of 24 released films and the highly anticipated premiere of "As You Live" scheduled for July 14, 2023, Studio Ghibli has won the Audience Award for its artistic excellence and imagination. 

Now fans and moviegoers have an incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Ghibli at an exhibition at Central World in Bangkok. 

This article provides an overview of the exhibition, ticket options, opening times and what visitors can expect on this incredible adventure.

Exploring the universe of the Studio Ghibli:

The Ghibli Exhibition at Central World brings iconic scenes from beloved Ghibli films to life through three-dimensional displays. Visitors have the opportunity to experience enchanting landscapes and take photos in interactive photo booths that transport them to the magical universe depicted in Ghibli films. 

While devoted fans familiar with Ghibli's filmography will undoubtedly enjoy this event, people unfamiliar with the studio's work may find it difficult to understand the scenes and sets. It should be noted that there is a long line for some exhibits, especially in the photo booths. Therefore, it is recommended to visit the exhibition only if you have enough time.

Ticket prices and options:

Visitors have three ticket options for the Ghibli exhibition:

  • Regular Ticket: Costs 590 THB, with a visit period from June 1 to June 30, 2023.
  • Entrance Ticket: Costs 650 THB, can be purchased at the entrance to the exhibition, and is available from July 1 to September 30, 2023.
  • VIP ticket: Costing 1,290 THB, provides access to the exhibition from May 2 to September 30, 2023.

Regular tickets can be conveniently purchased in advance online at https://www.thaiticketmajor.com/the-world-of-studio-ghiblis/. However, it is worth bearing in mind that additional service charges apply, so the total cost will be about the same as buying a ticket at the entrance. 

VIP ticket holders will be able to attend movie scenes without queuing. Visitors with regular tickets can expect that it will take about two hours to see the exposition and capture memorable moments, taking into account the queues. With the help of VIP tickets the whole exhibition can be visited in about an hour.

To get into the exhibition, visitors should come to the ticket office between 10 am and 4 pm. It is recommended not to arrive after 4pm to allow enough time to see the exhibition before it closes. While there may be a moderate influx of visitors on weekends, the number of visitors is usually smaller on weekdays, reducing the need to wait in line for long periods of time at the photo booths.

Navigating the exhibition at Central World:

Upon arriving at Central World mall, visitors should proceed to the 8th floor entrance, noting that the 7th floor can only be accessed by elevator, as the 8th floor elevator area is closed. At the entrance, visitors with online tickets need to exchange them for physical tickets at one of the ticket offices and then get in line. 

It is recommended that you pick up a brochure with a map of the exhibition and the location for the stamps. Each installation has a kiosk where visitors can collect stamps on their booklets, creating unique souvenirs.

Conclusion:

The Studio Ghibli exhibition at Central World, Bangkok provides fans and movie buffs with an exciting opportunity to immerse themselves in the fantastical worlds depicted in Studio Ghibli's famous films. Through fascinating three-dimensional exhibits and interactive photo booths, visitors can enjoy the magic from the films brought to life. 

While those familiar with Studio Ghibli films will undoubtedly appreciate the exhibition, newcomers may find it less exciting. With the best choice of tickets, exhibition opening times and adherence to the guidelines, visitors can maximize their enjoyment of Ghibli. Embark on an amazing journey into the realm of Studio Ghibli and create unforgettable memories in its captivating universe.

Author of the article: Ekaterina Antonova