Diggerland USA Announces Grand Opening Date | Construction News

Diggerland USA will officially open its doors Sat., June 14. The construction-themed amusement park, located in Camden County, N.J. is the first of its kind in North America and gives visitors access to 23 on-site attractions, most of which are comprised of modified JCB heavy construction equipment. The rides have been engineered to allow parents and children to safely dig, drive and ride familiar, real-sized construction equipment.

“We’re excited to play a role in the development of this unique theme park,” said Thom Peebles, vice president of marketing for JCB North America. “Diggerland USA will provide a whole new group of children and families with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with heavy equipment in a safe, fun atmosphere. This type of park plays a dual role in both entertaining and educating children who may someday want to turn their experience here into life-long careers in the construction industry.”

The decision to build the unique park was made by the owners and senior management of the neighboring indoor and outdoor water park, Sahara Sam’s Oasis, who leveraged the blueprint set forth by the four Diggerland parks in the UK.

“The opportunity to take the concept of a construction theme park and make it our own was very exciting for us,” said Ilya Girlya, CEO of Sahara Sam’s and Diggerland USA.