Parents with young children, you know the words:
"I'm Peppa Pig!" (Oink.) "This is my little brother George." (Oink oink.) "This is Mummy Pig." (Oink.) "And this is Daddy Pig." (Oinnnnnnnnnnk.)
Nick Jr. cartoon "Peppa Pig" will soon have its own home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Peppa Pig World of Play is under construction at Grapevine Mills and is expected to open in February. The company didn't disclose how much it cost to build it.
The exhibit will be a permanent addition to the Grapevine outlet mall. It is created in support of the popular television show about a cartoon pig named Peppa who is from Britain.
The TV show and the exhibit are aimed at itty bitty audiences aged 0 through preschool.
Inside the play place in Grapevine, kids will find 14 areas for physical and sensory play within 14,000 square feet. Superfans can reserve a party room for a birthday celebration, and all attendees will be invited to watch episodes of "Peppa Pig" in its movie theater.
A press release also promises "muddy puddles," one of Peppa's favorite spots to play, but a spokeswoman promises that it's a digital experience. There's no need for galoshes.
Merlin Entertainment's Group Creative Director Paul Moreton says his team spent "thousands of hours watching episodes of the TV show" to create the exhibit. (Parents: It sure seems like we've watched thousands of hours too, doesn't it?) "A meticulous level of detail has gone into creating each of the play areas, and we're also using the latest in visual and sensory effects technology to guarantee a truly memorable day out for families," he says in a press release.
Peppa Pig World of Play in Grapevine will be the first of its kind in the United States, notes Joe Szymaszek, general manager of Grapevine Mills, in a press release. The only other location currently is in Shanghai.
Grapevine Mills is also home to Legoland Discovery Center and Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium, two attractions that have been popular among families in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Tickets to Peppa Pig World of Play will cost $20 for children and $5 or $10 for adults.