It was recently announced that a Peppa Pig Theme Park is opening in Orlando specifically with autism in mind. Opening February 24, 2022, this theme park will be loads of fun, especially for families that have a child or children with autism.
“Guests will enjoy the ride from whimsical baskets, crafted to look like a hot air balloon and are specially designed to allow children who use wheelchairs to roll on to the ‘balloon basket’ without needing to transfer from their wheelchairs,” leaders said in a news release. “Merlin Entertainments’ creative and project delivery team, Merlin Magic Making, along with the ride manufacturers at Technical Park worked closely to develop this adaptation to a fan-favorite ride to ensure more children could experience it safely along with a grownup, or adult companion.”ClickOrlando.com
All staff members are currently undergoing autism sensitivity and awareness training.
“In addition to staff training, IBCCES is conducting an in-depth review of the new park to develop a detailed sensory guide,” leaders described. “This guide features a review of every attraction by providing insight on how a child with sensory processing issues may be 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 satisfy their child’s specific needs and accommodations.”ClickOrlando.com
We hope you are as excited as we are to see a place you can safely take your AWEsome kids to.