The new Peppa Pig theme park will open as a certified autism center

The new Peppa Pig theme park will open as a certified autism center


Orlando, Florida. An all-new Peppa Pig theme park will open as a certified autism center, leaders announced Tuesday at the IAAPA Show at the Orange County Convention Center.

The theme park is partnering with the International Council on Accreditation and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to obtain special accreditation. Officials said many of the attractions within the park have been developed with accessibility in mind.

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One such attraction is the all-new Peppa Pig balloon flight.

“Guests will enjoy riding from whimsical baskets, designed to look like a hot air balloon and specifically designed to allow children using wheelchairs to roll into the ‘balloon basket’ without having to transfer out of their wheelchairs,” the leaders said in a statement. Merlin Magic Making’s creative and project team, along with the tour manufacturers at Technical Park, have worked closely to develop this adaptation of a fan-favorite ride to ensure that more kids can experience it safely with an adult or adult companion. . “

Other attractions at the park being developed for wheelchairs include the Muddy Puddles Splash Pad and the sensory-rich path for the Peppa Pedal Bike Tour.

Officials said that training in autism sensitivity and awareness at the staff level is going well ahead of the celebration of the park’s grand opening on February 24.

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Leaders described “In addition to staff training, IBCCES is conducting an in-depth review of the new park to develop a detailed sensory guide.” “This guide features a review of each attraction by providing insight into how a child with sensory processing issues is affected by each of the five senses. This will create a comprehensive planning tool that will provide the information needed to make it easier for parents and families to plan activities that meet the special needs of their child. and accommodations.”

Peppa Pig Balloon Ride (Merlin Entertainment)

In addition to making Peppa Pig’s theme park a certified autism center, leaders said neighboring Legoland Florida would receive the same kind of commitment.

When the Peppa Pig theme park opens next year, it will feature quite a few experiences, including six rides, six themed rides and a water play area.

Tickets, annual passes and holiday packages are now available.

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