I visited the brand new Peppa Pig World – that’s how it compares to the original

PEPPA Pig has arrived in Florida and is luring families away from Disney World with her very own theme park.

After opening earlier this year, I decided to visit the park myself during our family trip to Florida.

A vacation to Florida can now include a visit to the new Peppa Pig theme park

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A vacation to Florida can now include a visit to the new Peppa Pig theme parkCredit: Jenna Maxwell
The theme park opened in Florida earlier this year

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The theme park opened in Florida earlier this yearCredit: Legoland
My kids loved it - and I was surprised how much there was to do

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My kids loved it – and I was surprised how much there was to doCredit: delivered
The park has enough entertainment for children of all ages

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The park has enough entertainment for children of all agesCredit: delivered

It’s a credit to how popular she is, as my six-year-old was literally counting down the days until she could meet Peppa and George – instead of Mickey and friends.

Although Peppa is like a British institution, I was amazed at how popular she is in America, but ours were still the only British accents I could hear during our visit.

The first thing I noticed is how beautiful the park is.

There is amazing attention to detail and at times it felt like we had stepped straight into Peppa’s world through the TV.

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There are live shows for kids to watch all day long

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There are live shows for kids to watch all day longCredit: delivered
The water park was a highlight of the Peppa park

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The water park was a highlight of the Peppa parkCredit: Jenna Maxwell

Unlike the UK equivalent, where the pig family owns a portion of the larger Paultons Park in Hampshire, it’s all about Peppa here.

Although Peppa Pig World shares a parking lot with LEGOLAND, guests can choose to visit one or the other or buy a combo ticket and do both parks in one day.

The park is located in Winter Haven, about a 50 minute drive from where we were staying in Kissimmee.

We left early to make the most of our day, so I had to forego my morning coffee, but luckily Miss Rabbit’s Diner – the only eatery on the property – made a pretty good latte.

In addition to the spotlessly clean restaurant, themed around Peppa and family’s trip to the United States, there was also a movie theater showing reruns of the show and cozy bean bags for the little ones to lounge in.

Granny Pig’s Garden was a hit with my kids as it featured a mini playground with tunnels and slides, and we all enjoyed rides like Grandad Dog’s Pirate Boat Ride, Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride and, the highlight, Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster, which rolls right through Peppa’s yellow house on the hill.

But the highlight for us was the water park. Although it’s called Muddle Puddle Splash Pad, it’s a full water park, complete with three water slides and spouting fountains.

I was VERY grateful to have brought the children’s swimwear ‘just in case’ otherwise I would have had to buy a Peppa and George inspired bikini and swimming trunks from Mr Fox’s Shop.

And it wouldn’t be Peppa Park without the chance to meet the pig himself and there are plenty of those.

The main pig and her brother George surprise guests with a lovely sing-along show several times a day, and the characters often come out to shake guests.

One thing the park has borrowed from Disney is the free badges – if you go to guest services you can get a first visit badge, something my daughter was really happy about.

Compared to other Florida theme parks, this is quite small, but the price reflects this, as a day pass starts at $34 (£28) – less than half the price of day tickets to Disney and Universal Studios parks.

The interactive app is useful to have, but not necessary for the map function, as its small size makes it clear where all the attractions are located.

We visited in October and waiting times were barely ten minutes. It was a fun, relaxed atmosphere compared to the sometimes manic hustle and bustle of nearby Disney World.

The park has made a lasting impression on our family – and it makes me happy to have a little British pig take on Disney World in Florida.

If you’re planning a visit to Florida this year, here are some of the free attractions to add to your travel list.

And here’s how you can enjoy Orlando, Florida’s theme park capital, with a toddler in tow.

Day tickets don't cost much either, starting at $34

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Day tickets don’t cost much either, starting at $34Credit: Legoland

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