On the heels of Universal Studio’s $10 billion theme park in Frisco which was officially approved this week, an adjacent Hollywood enterprise has announced a new North Texas theme park based on the animated icon, Peppa Pig.
Coming to North Richland Hills next year, the family-focused theme park will be the second of its kind in North America.
Situated on 14 acres along Texas 26 across the way from the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College, the Peppa Pig Theme Park will feature rides, playscapes, eateries, shops, interactive attractions, and live performances centered around the British-based cartoon.
It’ll be the area’s second Peppa Pig-themed attraction, as Grapevine is already home to Peppa Pig World of Play.
“Given the incredible success of our LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine, TX, the North Richland Hills community was a natural next step in our expansion and rollout,” said Chief Executive Officer of Merlin Entertainments Scott O’Neil in a press release.
“The success of the Peppa Pig Theme Park has been phenomenal, and we are excited to embark on the journey again with our friends at Merlin to bring another park to the city of North Richland Hills, TX,” said Matt Proulx, Vice President Location Based Entertainment at Hasbro.
The only other Peppa Pig theme park opened last year, in Cypress Gardens Legoland Florida Resort. Attractions here include a Fun Fair, Daddy Pig’s Roller Coster, nature trail, greenhouse, and cinema. One-day tickets start at $34 per person though annual passes are also available.
“Families will meet Peppa and her friends as they snort, giggle and play to build their first theme park memories together,” said Merlin Entertainments, owner of LEGOLAND parks and Madam Tussauds.
Peppa Pig Theme Park in North Richland Hills is slated to open in 2024.