An outdoor Peppa Pig Theme Park is planned to open in North Richland Hills in 2024.
Peppa Pig is a British cartoon show that has gained immense popularity in recent years. As of 2021, the show was watched in 180 countries in 40 languages.
This will be the second Peppa Pig Theme Park in North America. The first was built in Winter Haven, Florida.
Hasbro, along with Merlin Entertainments, will build the park on 14 acres of land along Texas 26, near Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus.
The site was formerly home to Mountasia Family Fun Center.
The exact attractions and rides the park will feature have not yet been announced and neither has the exact opening date. However, if it is anything like its sister theme park in Florida, it will highlight a cinema, a fair, and several roller coasters and rides.
Some of the Florida park’s rides include a Daddy Pig coaster, a boat ride, and a dinosaur ride.
North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Trevino is excited about the new amusement park addition. In a statement obtained by NBC, he said that it would only add to North Richland Hills’s reputation for “family-friendly amenities and activities.”
Being that it is right “next door” to the NRH20 Family Water Park, the area will be a convenient “destination for family fun,” according to Trevino via NBC.
“I’m certain it will provide unforgettable entertainment that keeps families coming back again and again,” he said.
The park will be another addition to Peppa Pig’s claims in North Texas, as the Peppa Pig World of Play opened in the Grapevine Mills Mall in 2019. The play center is much smaller and features 14 themed play areas.
The announcement comes only a little over a month after Universal Parks and Resorts announced the plan for a Frisco theme park location. The proposed park, however, was met with concerns by Frisco residents regarding traffic and crime. City leaders approved the park this past Tuesday.
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