Legoland Florida Resort’s new Peppa Pig theme park will feature six rides and several themed play areas when it opens in 2022.
The attractions coming to the 4.5-acre theme park were unveiled Thursday. The centerpiece of the ride lineup appears to be Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster, a kiddie coaster with a 36-inch height requirement.
Peppa Pig Theme Park Florida is being built just outside Legoland Florida’s current entrance gates. While Legoland’s parent company, Merlin Entertainments, has opened Peppa Pig Lands at parks it owns in Italy and Germany in recent years, this is the first separately-ticketed park based on the long-running British cartoon series.
Legoland is already selling annual passes for the new park for $75 and vacation packages are available for stays starting April 1, 2022, offering a clue to a potential opening date.
Universal Orlando’s attendance close to pre-pandemic levels
The Universal theme park division of Comcast returned to profitability during the second quarter of 2021, helped by Universal Orlando’s attendance getting “pretty close to back where we were in 2019,” according to NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell.
The company revealed during its Thursday earnings call that its theme parks raked in $221 million in earnings between April and June 2021. While an improvement over pandemic losses, the quarterly result was still below the $590 million in earnings for the same period in 2019.
“Overall our parks are on a good trajectory, and it’s hard to see what happens with Covid, but we’re pretty pleased,” Shell said.
Night of a Million Lights returns to Give Kids the World Village
Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida will bring back the Night of a Million Lights holiday event later this year.
After debuting during the resort’s pandemic-induced closure last year, it will run on select nights from Nov. 12 through Jan. 2, 2022.
The event will feature 3.2 million lights donated to the resort by Walt Disney World, along with “a spectacular dancing lights show; a tram tour with storytelling; a holiday marketplace; enhanced food & beverage and merchandise offerings; and a dazzling tree trail,” according to a press release.
All proceeds will benefit Give Kids the World, which hosts critically-ill children and their families for weeklong vacations at no cost.
More information can be found at GKTW.org.