Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster, a brand new Zamperla ride, was recently inaugurated at Peppa Pig Theme Park, in Florida.
The attraction is an updated version of the popular Family Coaster. Several key technical improvements have been made, including installing a kid-sized launch system to the middle of the experience – making for a unique adventure.
“This project was a lot of fun,” smiled Alberto Ferri, Zamperla’s Roller Coaster Division Director. “We really enjoy projects like this. This is the largest pig we have designed for one of our coasters, but our team has experience with detailed theming. We have enjoyed updating our classic Family Coaster so it remains state-of-the-art.”
The park’s aim for a modern twist on a traditional children’s coaster was solved by Zamperla’s roller coaster engineering team: “This coaster saw us go back to the drawing board in a lot of ways,” said Adam Sandy, Zamperla’s Roller Coaster Sales & Marketing Director.
“We not only added the launch, but also several additional technical improvements. Our Family Coaster system now features individual lap bars, magnetic brakes, and booster tires for the lift and launch. Most importantly, the chassis saw significant improvements, reducing the cost of ownership.”
Riders that require wheelchair access can slide over the bench and into their seat.
“Our roller coaster division is constantly working to ensure that the largest number of guests possible can enjoy our attractions,” said Ferri.
Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster and the rest of the Peppa Pig Theme Park are open daily in Florida.