Gardaland's website has revealed that the park is to get a Peppa Pig themed land for 2018. The only other information it says is that there will be three new rides for the season, which the picture on the site shows as a rotating boat ride, some sort of train ride and a rotating balloon ride.
I think this is a great idea for Gardaland. When I was there in October the Kung Fu Panda rides and area were constantly rammed - the Kung Fu Panda coaster regularly got 90 minute queues. They absolutely need more family rides to take the high demand. I know it's another IP, but I can totally understand Merlin's reasoning on this one.
The reason with Kung Fu Panda Master long queue is its' low capacity and also there are very few attractions in the area but credit where credit is due. The area before felt dead and particularly when top spin was removed, it felt even worse. I've got no issues with Peppa Pig coming to an area which was more just there, and I can personally either see the dolphin stadium being removed for a major new coaster or getting a non animal show, which was rumored before. I don't think this has been mentioned yet but it's likely that Ramses will be replaced by a new launched family coaster for the 2019 season.