Last month, Central Florida welcomed a brand new attraction – the Peppa Pig Theme Park! As part of the LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Peppa Pig Theme Park includes six rides, multiple themed areas, live entertainment, and lots of sensory-friendly fun for preschoolers and young elementary-aged children. Recently, Orlando Decoded was invited to experience this new attraction, and (spoiler alert) I was incredibly impressed by the highly-detailed theming, variety of attractions, and parent-friendly park design. I can’t wait to share my experience with you and answer some of the burning questions you might have about Florida’s newest theme park!
Before we get started, I want to say a big THANK YOU to Peppa Pig Theme Park for inviting me out!
What Is Peppa Pig Theme Park?
Completely unlike any other Central Florida attraction, Peppa Pig Theme Park is designed exclusively for preschool and young elementary-aged Peppa Pig fans! All of the kid-sized attractions and activities are crafted to fit little bodies and minds, and the result is a veritable young family paradise – featuring loads of child-friendly entertainment, sensory-sensitive effects, an open layout for maximum child safety/parent visibility, and stroller-accessible walkways.
What Can I Do At Peppa Pig Theme Park?
Peppa Pig Theme Park is an innovative theme park model with multiple traditional rides interspersed with themed play areas and other attractions. Let’s take an in depth look at all of the available activities for kids and families.
Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster
The centerpiece of the park, this coaster takes guests on a crazy ride in Daddy Pig’s recognizable red car. Featuring both a lift and mild launch, this ride is a perfect first coaster for growing enthusiasts – and it’s fun for grown ups, too!
I enjoyed the coaster, but my favorite part of this attraction is the highly themed queue! Walking through Peppa Pig’s house, riders will have the opportunity to take a photo on Peppa’s couch, chat with Daddy Pig through the window, or check out what might be cooking in the family kitchen.
Granny Pig’s Garden
Located near the entrance of the park, Granny Pig’s Garden is a large play area including several smaller attractions. All activities are themed to nature, exploration, and learning about the world around us.
Madame Gazelle’s Nature Trail
What left those mysterious footprints on the ground? Solve the riddle with Madame Gazelle!
This is an adorable trail complete with walking stones and a mixture of natural plants and themed props.
There’s something hiding in George’s Fort. What is it? You’ll need to conquer the hedge maze to find out!
George’s Fort is my favorite piece of Granny’s Garden. The maze pathways are wide enough to avoid intimidating children but tall enough that most will not be able to see over the top – preserving the (age-appropriate) challenge! And those that finish the maze will get a pretty great payoff: visiting with a super cute frog!
Grandpa Pig’s Greenhouse/ Rebecca Rabbit’s Playground
The largest part of Granny Pig’s Garden, this open play area features crawl-able rabbit burrows, slides, and lots of other playground structures to explore!
Mr. Potato’s Showtime Arena
Throughout the day, families can enjoy live shows with music, dancing, and, of course – Peppa and George!
During our visit, Mr. Potato’s Showtime Arena featured a performance titled “Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt Adventure.” The show ran approximately 10 minutes and told the story of Peppa, George, and their friend Charlie searching for lost treasure. After the show, stick around for your chance to snap a picture with Peppa and George!
Pro Tip: Mr. Potato’s Showtime Arena is an outdoor theater with covered, bean bag seating. Available shade will differ depending on the time of day, so I recommend arriving early to grab your preferred spot – adjusting your bag’s position if necessary!
Who doesn’t love an awesome local fair? In this section of the park, families will find a funhouse tent, carnival games (all set to FREE PLAY mode), and two rides – Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride and Mr. Bull’s High Striker.
Step right up to the funhouse tent, filled with silly mirrors for kids to enjoy!
Before visiting, I had no idea that Peppa Pig Theme Park included an attraction like this, and it was such a fun discovery!
Fun Fair Games
No carnival is complete without a few games. At Peppa Pig Theme Park, you’ll find preschooler-friendly versions of bean bag/ring tosses and a duck fishing game. These are all set to free play mode, so kids can enjoy as many practice tosses or fishing attempts as they’d like!
Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride
Congratulations! You won the Fun Fair Raffle, and your prize is a ride in a hot air balloon! In this aerial carousel, families can get a bird’s eye view of the whole park.
Mr. Bull’s High Striker
It’s time to test your strength. As the hammer hits the bell on Mr. Bull’s High Striker, your vehicle will rise into the sky. But what goes up must come down!
A very mild drop tower ride, this attraction features unpredictable movement – moving up and down around the striker until your ride is over!
Muddy Puddles Splash Pad
Where would Peppa be without her muddy puddles? Grab your rainboots (figuratively speaking – there’s no actual mud here) and head to the splash pad to find some watery fun. Pro tip: there are changing rooms available, so come prepared with an extra set of clothes!
Grandad Dog’s Pirate Island
Smaller than the other two themed “lands,” Pirate Island includes one ride and one play area.
Grandad Dog’s Pirate Boat Ride
Set sail for adventure on this fun water carousel. The boats actually use a bit of realistic motion (as if they’re going over waves), making this ride even more fun for both kids and adults.
Pirate Island Sand Play
In this giant sand play area, kids will find provided sand toys and fun play structures (like a castle and a treasure chest).
Grampy Rabbit’s Dinosaur Adventure
Grampy Rabbit’s Dinosaur Adventure is a whimsical journey through a prehistoric world. Guests will climb on the back of a dinosaur to “run” past smoking volcanoes, a mighty triceratops, and huge theropods!
If you need a break from the Florida heat, check out the indoor Cinema! The theater is filled with large bean bags so kids and parents can curl up to watch their favorite episodes of Peppa Pig. (For overtired children, the cool air and low lighting might be enough to encourage a short nap!)
Peppa’s Pedal Bike Tour and George’s Tricycle Trail
Kids can practice their biking skills on two distinct trails (designed for different age groups)! George’s Tricycle Trail is geared towards little ones just starting to hone their abilities. It features a large, open space with a little bit of theming and plenty of tiny vehicles.
Bigger kids can enjoy Peppa’s Pedal Bike Tour – featuring an actual loop through trees, mountains, and campsites!
As the parent of small children, I can personally attest that these attractions are perfectly designed for the preschooler/young elementary age group. Of course, all kids have different preferences and temperaments, but there’s enough variety that almost any child will find something they adore.
I do want to caution parents that these rides can accrue long wait times – especially during the busiest parts of the day. Their preschooler-friendly design results in smaller ride vehicles with less capacity – which, of course, will often lead to longer waits. However, if the line looks too long for your child, there are plenty of other options! Many of the available attractions (like the playgrounds, sand play area, and splash pad) are queue-free and ready to be explored!
I’m Hungry. Can I Get Something To Eat?
Of course! All that playing is sure to work up quite an appetite! At Miss Rabbit’s Diner, you can find a variety of kid and adult meals including grilled cheese, a smoked brisket sandwich, pizza, PB & J, and even a vegan rice and veggie bowl!
I ordered a kids’ meal with a grilled cheese sandwich, a bag of BBQ Lay’s, and a fountain soda. Even with my upgraded side and drink, my total meal cost was under $12. Considering that the “kids” grilled cheese was still a full size sandwich – that’s a pretty impressive price for such a filling theme park meal!
Where Can I Buy Peppa Pig Souvenirs?
At Mr. Fox’s Shop (perhaps the only exclusively Peppa Pig-focused store in Florida), you can find Peppa Pig toys, books, and accessories. Of course, there are also plenty of essentials for your day in the park – including diapers, sunscreen, bottled sodas, and even ice cream treats.
What Are The Sensory Guides Posted All Around Peppa Pig Theme Park?
I’m so glad you asked! With specialized staff training and an accreditation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), Peppa Pig Theme Park is officially a Certified Autism Center. With this designation, Peppa Pig Theme Park is recognized as a sensory-friendly and accessible place for kids with all kinds of special needs.
As part of this accreditation, each ride and attraction is marked with a special Sensory Guide, helping parents navigate the park in the best way for their child. Take a look at the Peppa Pig Theme Park website for a detailed explanation of each attraction’s sensory rating.
Peppa Pig Theme Park also features a completely wheelchair accessible attraction – Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride! Watch the Behind-The-Scenes video below or download the park’s comprehensive accessibility guide for more information about accessibility in Peppa Pig Theme Park.
Freaky Thoughts: Peppa Pig Theme Park
As a parent, I’ve encountered too many playgrounds and “kid-friendly” attractions that were obviously designed for aesthetics instead of functionality – resulting in low visibility, potentially dangerous equipment, and unnecessary obstacles to safety and security. By contrast, Peppa Pig Theme Park has managed to strike the perfect balance of safety and fun – making it as easy as possible for parents to foster learning and exploration while keeping their children supervised and safe. In short, this attraction was either designed by parents or by people that truly understand the day to day challenges of caring for preschoolers.
Here are just some of the ingenious ways that Peppa Pig Theme Park has created a supportive environment for effective parenting:
- The park has incredible visibility. From almost anywhere in the attraction, you can see a large percentage of the park around you. Obviously, this kind of open visibility is necessary to balance a preschooler’s need for freedom and the parent’s responsibility for safety.
- There are a large variety of available rides and activities. No matter your child’s interests or temperaments, there is an attraction for them.
- The sensory-friendly noise levels reduce the possibility of overstimulation (and melt downs)!
- The walkways are super wide, making stroller navigation as easy as possible.
- While there is little available shade in the main areas of the park, Peppa Pig designers have included both shaded and air conditioned spaces for necessary breaks (or even a short nap)!
- And finally, Miss Rabbit’s Diner includes a wide selection of kid-friendly foods.
How Can I Visit Peppa Pig Theme Park?
You can buy your Peppa Pig Theme Park tickets online or onsite, but purchasing in advance will save you a little money! Currently, a one day pass (purchased online) starts at $34.99. Multi-day, multi-park tickets are available for those wanting to see more of the Legoland Florida Resort.
Know Before You Go
- Shade is limited. Wear a hat, sunscreen, and anything else you might want to protect you from the sun.
- Peppa Pig Theme Park encourages all kinds of play; including climbing, jumping, and riding tricycles. I recommend kids wear closed-toed shoes for safety and comfort.
- If you plan to enjoy the muddy puddles, bring a change of clothes!
- Peppa Pig Theme Park is a cashless attraction. You’ll need to bring a credit card for refreshments, souvenirs, or other purchases.
To learn more about Peppa Pig Theme Park and the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, visit their website!