Peppa Pig Theme Park, designed by The Lunz Group, was named 2022 Eagle Award recipient by Associated Builders and Contractors.
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) named Peppa Pig Theme Park as a 2022 Eagle Award winner. The award was presented to The Lunz Group and Barton Malow project teams at the Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet, held at the Hilton Orlando on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
The ABC Eagle Award is the construction industry’s premier annual awards program, recognizing and honoring innovative and high-quality construction projects and safety programs. The Lunz Group worked with Barton Malow and Merlin Entertainment to design the world’s first standalone Peppa Pig Theme Park in Central Florida. Merlin Entertainment was selected to develop this park alongside its Legoland property in Winter Haven.
Brad Lunz, AIA, President for the Lunz Group, shares insight into how the success of the park continues to be shaped.
“Communication, collaboration and team effort” Lunz says are the secret to the project’s success. “The client had a vision and a hard budget, and the balance was to work together to make the concept a reality. Everyone rallied together after the several month-long pause of design and construction from Covid,” said Lunz.
Peppa Pig Theme Park, located at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, was recognized in the $10-20 Million “Entertainment Facilities” category as Outstanding Major Theme Park Attraction. With a highly recognizable brand, Peppa’s attractions are sure to be familiar to guests.
Designer and Project Manager, Rich Drummond shares his reflection on Peppa Pig.
“Peppa Pig is a very strong brand, and the park reflects this in all the ways children and families can relate to the cartoon show with lovable characters and scenes,” said Drummond.
“It is rewarding to recognize that this theme park, dedicated to the youngest generation in a family, received its designation as a Certified Autism Center. Thus, truly showcasing how the Peppa Pig Brand cares about all types of children and families,” says Director of Business Development, Joanna Del Moral.
Today, visitors to the world of Peppa Pig go for rides on Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster, soar to the sky in Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride, and sail away on Granddad Dog’s Pirate Boat Ride. The end-result is a safe, fun park geared toward the youngest family members, but with enough varied attractions that the entire family can find something to enjoy.
The Lunz Group was proud to work with Merlin Entertainment and Barton Malow Builders to design this first one-of-a-kind experience for guests.