Diggerland USA releases new ride, Greased Beast

March 3rd, 2017
Contact: Chris Peters
Director of Marketing and PR
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PublicRelations (at) DiggerlandUSA.com

PRESS RELEASE: Diggerland USA releases new ride, Greased Beast

West Berlin, N.J. – For many, riding in a dump truck might be a once in a lifetime experience. Diggerland will take that experience a step further this year with their latest attraction, the Greased Beast, which seats guests, not inside the cab, but in the back of a demolition trailer complete with hydraulic systems poised to bring its occupants 34 feet in the air before a simulated “dump” of its cargo.

Diggerland USA is America’s first and only construction-themed adventure park, allowing children and their families to drive, ride and operate real heavy machinery in a safe environment. The park has been open since June 2014 and continuously releases unique attractions; and the Greased Beast is no exception.

The latest attraction features 13 custom built seats in the rear hopper section of a steel demolition trailer, which is roughly twice the length of a typical dump truck bed and therefore twice the height when fully erect. The attraction raises passengers over 30 feet in the air as the machine’s tail gate opens and vibration activates; giving the riders a simulated experience of being a dump truck’s payload.

The design of the Greased Beast is the first of its kind in the amusement industry and was developed and conceptualized by the Diggerland owners and staff.

“Typically a dump truck or demolition trailer of this size would be used to haul debris from a construction site too heavy or cumbersome for a normal dump truck to carry,” said Ilya Girlya, co-owner of Diggerland USA. “The Greased Beast will haul our guests up and over the park for a truly unique, suspenseful experience.”

“We know kids are fascinated by big trucks, so we took this a step further and found one of the largest construction vehicles that can still operate on the interstate system”,  said Yan Girlya, co-owner of Diggerland USA. “A demolition trailer and full size semi-truck cab allowed us to develop an attraction that is true to the construction industry but also novel to amusement parks.”

Diggerland USA opens for its fourth season on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. The Greased Beast will be available for guests 42” and over to enjoy as early as March 25th.

Diggerland owners, Yan Girlya (left) and Ilya Girlya (right), oversee testing of their latest park attraction.
Diggerland owners, Yan Girlya (left) and Ilya Girlya (right), oversee testing of their latest park attraction.
The Greased Beast
Diggerland's latest attraction, the Greased Beast, as seen from the rear of the demolition trailer undergoes testing with Maintenance Manger Chad Collier and Park Owner, Ilya Girlya.

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Diggerland USA officially re-opens for its fourth year of operation Saturday, March 18th. The construction-themed adventure park covers 14 acres of centrally-located land in Camden County, NJ and offers visitors the opportunity to operate full size excavators, dumper trucks, and backhoes among a range of other heavy machinery in a safe, family-friendly environment. Its US location is based in West Berlin, NJ. More information is available online by visiting the Diggerland USA Press and Media Page. The park currently offers 25 on-site attractions, most of which are comprised of modified JCB heavy construction equipment that has been engineered to allow parents and children to safely dig, drive and ride familiar, real-sized construction equipment.

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See Also: The Greased Beast, Coming Spring ’17

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