Diggerland Rides

How tall do I need to be?

All of the Diggerland attractions require a minimum of 36″ to ride on, some under the assistance of a parent of legal guardian. A few attractions require a 42″ height to participate. If your child is under 36″ they have free admission and may enjoy the KidZone, the Excavation Center Arcade, or view one of the daily machine stunt shows around the park. Non-participating guests over 65 years in age are also free. Please review the rides and their guidelines below to ensure a pleasant experience at the park! Additional tips for your visit can be found on our “Know Before You Go” post.

NEW: Over the age of 18? Check out the newly released Diggerland XL experience!

THESE RIDES REQUIRE A MINIMUM HEIGHT OF 36″:

Backhoe Adventure

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Min 36” to ride with adult | Min 48” to operate – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Ready to drive? Take a Backhoe Adventure when you, 3 friends and a Diggerland Ride Operator climb inside the cab of a modified JCB 3CX backhoe, taking turns behind the wheel of the machine as it navigates our course!

ARGO OFF ROAD

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Min 36” to ride with adult | Min 48” to drive – Height and Weight Restrictions.

A fleet of 8-wheeled all terrain ARGOs, made famous by their amphibious abilities and resemblance to the moon rover, allow guests to get in the driver’s seat and take the UTVs around a newly designed off-road course! PS – You can take one home!

Skid-Steers

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Operator minimum height: 48″ | Lap rider must be: 36″ – 48″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Get behind the controls of a JCB Skidsteer Loader 135 and negotiate your way through our course! These little loaders’ engines boast 47.9hp, but are completely safe for young ones to maneuver. If you’re not tall enough to drive alone you can sit on mom or dads lap!

Big Diggers

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Operator minimum height: 42″ | Lap rider must be: 36″ – 48″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Learn to operate a real digger! Weighing in at a whopping 7,092 pounds, and with a powerful 26.8hp engine, kids can dig until their hearts are content on the JCB 8030’s. This supervised attraction offers family-friendly machinery and the chance to really get down and dirty!

New for 2016: Shake N’ Roll

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Operator minimum height: 48″ | Lap rider must be: 36″ – 48″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

These double drum rollers, manufactured by Wacker Neuson, are bitesize versions of the massive asphalt rollers, or “steam rollers” one might associate with highway construction. The RD12 models, making a new home at Diggerland this year, are one-ton hydrostatic vibrating rollers featuring front drum vibration and articulated steering. Read the Full Press Release.

Diggerland USA Shake N Roll

Mini Diggers: Ducks

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Operator minimum height: 42″ | Lap rider must be: 36″ – 48″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Snatch floating ducks from a pond with a JCB 8018 CTS mini-excavator! At 2,200 rpms with its piston-driven motor, grabbing all the ducks from our pond is not as easy as it looks!

Mini Diggers: Treasure

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Operator minimum height: 42″ | Lap rider must be: 36″ – 48″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Dig up treasure in the JCB 8018 CTS mini-excavator. You’ll be in control of 4,017 pounds of diesel as you move the earth in front of you! See if you can find all of the hidden loot!

Mini Diggers: Bowlers

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Operator minimum height: 42″ | Lap rider must be: 36″ – 48″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

No special shoes required for this game of EXTREME bowling! Your “Bowling Ball” is attached to the arm of a JCB 8018 mini-excavator! Manipulate the arm and see if you can knock down all of the pins! Sounds easy—but it’s not when you’re controlling over 2 tons of steel!

Dumper Trucks

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Operator minimum height: 56″ | Lap rider must be: 36″ – 56″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

At 1,310 pounds with 22hp, and 50 maximum torque, we challenge you to get behind the wheel of one of these Terex TA1EH Dumper Trucks! Try taming this monster of metal as you maneuver around a specially designed obstacle course!

Mini-Land Rovers

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Driver Min/Max height:  42″-55 Passenger Min/Max height:  36″-55″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Drive your very own Mini-Land Rover! These mini SUVs will create boundless excitement for guests who can finally do something that only mom and dad have been able to do—drive their own car!

Operation Battle Truck

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Rider minimum height when accompanied by parent or guardian: 36″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Take on Diggerland terrain during our Operation Battle Truck adventure! Hold on, you’ll be roaming Diggerland in an actual 5-ton military transport vehicle!

Excavator Express

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Rider minimum height when accompanied by parent or guardian: 36″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Now boarding the Diggerland Train! This family-friendly ride isn’t pulled by a traditional engine, but instead, a Terex TA1EH Dumper! Take a break from all of the excitement of driving and enjoy a ride around the park!

Dig-A-Round

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Minimum height 36” to ride with an adult – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Half Merry-Go-Round, Half Excavator the Dig-A-Round is Diggerland’s version of a Carousel! Climb into the bucket of a JCB 8065 and enjoy the breeze are you are elevated and circled around this 14,515 pound 8065 excavator!

Giant Diggers

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Lap rider minimum height when accompanied by parent or guardian: 36″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Why should kids have all of the fun? Giant Diggers are the adult version of Dirt Diggers. Climb into the cab of a 14,515 pound JCB 8065 midi excavator, with 360 turning access, and flex your steel muscles!

Turnpike Tractors

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Driver minimum height: 52″ | Passenger minimum height: 36″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Diggerland in New Jersey wouldn’t be complete without its own turnpike. Custom made for Diggerland, you won’t find this experience anywhere else! Start your engine and give it some gas!

THESE RIDES REQUIRE A MINIMUM HEIGHT OF 42″:

WorkMax Trucks

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Minimum driver height when accompanied by parents/guardian: 42″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

The newest fleet of Diggerland machines – the JCB WorkMax 4 by 4 All-Terrain Vehicles. The trucks feature independent rear suspension, electronic four wheel drive with differential locking, steel tipping cargo beds and 265 millimeters of go-anywhere clearance.

Ground Shuttle

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Rider minimum height when accompanied by parent or guardian: 42″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

The Groundshuttle, a reimagined JCB 540-170 Telescopic Handler, scoots its passengers 25 degrees in all directions while 6 ½ feet off of the ground. This amazing machinery weighs 26, 587 pounds and features 109hp at 2,200rmp! Are you ready to ride?

Spin Dizzy

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Rider minimum height when accompanied by parent or guardian: 42″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Are you brave enough to conquer the Spin Dizzy as it lifts and spins you at Not-For-the-Faint-of-Heart degrees? The specially designed 3 ton high, torque JCB JS220 will give adrenaline junkies just the fix they need. Strap in and hold on!

Sky Shuttle

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Rider minimum height when accompanied by parent or guardian: 42″ – Height and Weight Restrictions.

Taking our guests to new heights! This JCB 540-170 Telehandler moves up to 15 guests at a time straight up and away for the best view in the park at 50 feet into the air! The 26,587 pound machine boasts a turbocharged engine pumping 81kW (109hp) at 2200rpm!

Ropes Course

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Minimum climber height when accompanied by parents/guardian: 42″ – Height and Weight Restrictions. Close toe and close heel shoes required. No flip flops of sandals.

One of the world’s tallest ropes courses is right here in Diggerland! At 4-stories tall, this attraction is not for guests with a fear of heights. Suit up with your safety harness, take a deep breath, and try to make it to the top. But once you get there, are you brave enough to look down?!

Rock Wall

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Minimum climber height: 42″ – Height and Weight Restrictions. Close toe and close heel shoes required. No flip flops of sandals.

Are you ready for the Rock Wall challenge? At 32 feet tall, this attraction is higher than a 2-story house! Once secured in a safety harness, climbers will work their way, step-by-step, up along the wall, trying to vanquish this vertical beast.

JUST ABOUT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THESE ATTRACTIONS:

The Kid Zone

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Children Only, No Height Requirement.

Kids have a place of their very own in the Kids’ Zone! Packed with activities to keep them busy, mom and dad can relax and know that their child is safe and having fun in a place built just for them!

Barrel Train

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Height Requirement 30″. No Lap Riding (passengers must be able to sit upright on their own)

Kids (and parents) can have barrels of fun as a passenger on the Barrel Train. Six barrels are pulled by a dumper truck and take passengers on a short cruise around Diggerland USA.

The Diggerland Arcade

Diggerland has a full Arcade Center stocked with some awesome prizes! Take a break and play some Skee-Ball, air hockey, or one of the many other game systems to enjoy.

The Stunt Show

Diggerland has an in-house stunt show team that pushes their machines to the limits daily! Grab a front row seat to the stunt show in the break room pavilion. Learn more about the Stunt Show Online.

Meet Dozer and Diesel

Dozer and Diesel are two baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats that call North America’s only construction-themed adventure park, home. You can watch Dozer and Diesel LIVE on the Goat Cam as well!

The World’s Fastest Backhoe

Home of The World’s Fastest Backhoe – the JCB GT. The GT is on display at Diggerland and will travel with our events team around the state making appearances at car shows and community events.

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