14 March 2022 Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster
Zamperla Family Coaster Anchors New Theme Park
Zamperla’s know-how and knowledge regarding roller coasters are improving day by day: our technicians and roller coasters business unit hardly work to come up with the best ideas and propose innovative product solutions to be launched on the market.
Big steps have been taken during the last few years: our Coaster Department is composed by 20 people who work in synergy by mixing the best skills on the market in terms of Creativity, Engineering & Manufacturing with the ultimate goal to realize and deliver the “Customer’s dream-coaster” and create the most sophisticated of amusements rides.
A recent example that shows our expertise related to product, quality, craftsmanship and research in terms of new technologies, is the brand new Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster, a Zamperla attraction inaugurated with the opening of the Peppa Pig Theme Park, Florida, last February 25.
The experience of our new coaster starts with a walk through Peppa the Pig’s house. Guests then board the coaster vehicles modeled after the family’s car. “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 and it was a unique challenge. Plus, we have enjoyed updating our classic Family Coaster so it remains state-of-the-art.”
The park wanted more than a traditional oval-style children’s coaster and Zamperla’s roller coaster engineering team answered the call. They updated and expanded their classic Family Coaster by adding a kid-sized launch to the middle of the experience, making the result a unique attraction.
“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 there were 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 that reduce the cost of ownership and time required for annual non-destructive testing.”
The Family Coaster also features a transfer bench that easily attaches to the vehicle. 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. Guests can enjoy Zamperla’s Family Coaster Lift & Launch and a Jumpin’ Star.