Diggerland to Add 5 New Rides, Expanding in 2018
11-29-17 West Berlin, N.J. – On Monday November 13th, Diggerland broke ground on a multi-million dollar, 7+ acre expansion, the largest capital improvement the construction-themed amusement park has seen since opening their doors in the summer of 2014. Construction is currently underway and will continue through the off-season to avoid interference with normal park operations. The project is targeted for completion at the end of March to coincide with various spring break schedules.
Guests of the park will be excited to explore a total of 5 new attractions, the largest of which includes a 700-foot Soaring Eagle Zip Line, spanning nearly the entire foot print of the park. Riders who are at least 42″ tall will experience heights up to 130 feet off the ground, flying over the property in pairs of two.
“We’ve done a tremendous amount of research over the past year determining how we can add the greatest amount of value to our guests’ experience. Including these attractions in the cost of admission and extending their use to our annual pass holders is important to our team because it’s appreciated by our visitors,” said Ilya Girlya, Co-President and owner of the park. Details on the additional four attractions are expected to be released in the coming months. Those interested in staying up to date on the ride release details are encouraged to visit the Diggerland USA website and opt in to the park newsletter.
Aside from new rides, the expansion also includes the addition of a corporate events and groups pavilion, a climate controlled dining and party pavilion for birthday celebrations, an expanded parking infrastructure, and upgrades to the Diggerland XL program – a heavy machinery experience for adults with one-on-one instruction and package options that include thrills such as car smashing with an excavator. Additional amenities for the project, including a concession building and guest restroom facilities, are all being fabricated by the Diggerland team from used shipping containers. “Using the recycled containers as part of the project made lots of sense for us,” said Yan Girlya, Co-President of Diggerland. “The ISO sea boxes are already a natural fit for the theme of the park. Our guests appreciate the unique construction motif of the property which we carry from ride design all the way through to infrastructure,” he added.
Diggerland USA re-opens for their 5th year of operation on March 17th of 2018. Tickets for the season, along with annual passes, XL experiences, and gift cards will be made available at their lowest rates of the year during an upcoming holiday sale on December 15th. More information is available at DiggerlandUSA.com
Diggerland USA, a construction-themed adventure park covers 21 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.
Video: Site Work Begins on the Diggerland 2018 Expansion