Diggerland USA: Celebrate Spring At This Construction Theme Park


Sure, a construction-themed amusement park sounds cool, but until you see Diggerland USA in West Berlin for yourself, you will not believe your eyes. As you watch your kids confidently drive a real tractor, hear their squeals as they scoop up dirt with a mini-digger, or climb onto and ride a full-size excavator, you realize Diggerland USA is something else. With this gem in South Jersey, 20 miles from Philadelphia (West Berlin, to be exact), your family can experience an unforgettable day together filled with fun, thrills, and even a little education. The #NJMOM Squad had a chance to experience Diggerland, and it’s safe to say everyone—from the littles to mom and dad—had a blast. Tune in to our video below for a look at this amusement park’s highlights, and read on for what to expect when you visit. (featured photo taken at Diggerland USA)

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Spring into Diggerland USA fun

It’s official—Diggerland USA reopens on March 11, 2023, from 11 AM-5 PM on weekends for your little construction enthusiast. And if you’re staying close to home during spring break, the park will be open every day on April 1-16 from 11 AM-6 PM (even on Easter!). Don’t miss the new additions to the park, including the Lumber Jack Claw, where families can experience maneuvering a log loader and massive claw with a joystick. And for touch-a-truck fans, the Hook & Ladder: Station 100 is where you can see, touch (during daily touch times), and climb aboard several EMS vehicles on display. Ready to make a plan? Don’t miss the EXCLUSIVE NJMOM TICKET SALE and save $4 off each regularly priced ticket for a limited time and quantity. Tickets are on sale for ($49.95 at the gate) and $45.95, and group discounts are now available and booking with limited availability. 

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Reach new heights of adventure at Diggerland. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Diggerland USA Highlights

Diggerland is the only construction theme park in the U.S., which means you know you’re going to be in for a ton of one-of-a-kind experiences you can’t do anywhere else. There is so much to take in for little ones—from the mini-diggers where they can dig for treasures to the skid steers and tractors they get to steer themselves—it’s all totally hands-on and super fun. Our kids loved taking the dumper trucks around the track and hopping on the battle trucks for a little off-road adventure. The Dig-A-Round was a huge favorite—I mean, what kid wouldn’t love a merry-go-round where you ride in the scoop of an excavator?

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Your little ones will get a chance to safely operate heavy machinery— from the mini-diggers where they can dig for treasures to the skid steers and tractors they get to steer themselves. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

For the bigger kids (and adults), there are rides that up the thrill factor. Head up into the Sky Shuttle—a telehandler that pushes you 50 feet into the air, or conquer that adrenaline rush on the Spin Dizzy—which lifts and spins you as you sit in an excavator bucket and hold on. For a bird’s eye view of the whole park, the Soaring Eagle zip line takes you on a 700-foot ride that shows you all of Diggerland USA (and then some). And we can’t forget Diggerland XL—a chance for adults to operate the full power of heavy machinery—excavators, loaders, and dozers, with guided instruction from a professional. And while the big machinery is the star attraction, it’s the little touches throughout the park add to the family fun. From a ropes course and bright, fun playground to an arcade and other on-theme games, there are surprises at every turn to wow your whole crew.

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The Spin Dizzy is a fan favorite at Diggerland USA. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Host a Construction-Theme Birthday Party at Diggerland USA

Why not blow out those birthday candles at Diggerland USA and find the perfect party package for your little construction worker? Check out the all-new 2023 birthday party packages where you can party with up to 30 friends with everything from amusement park excitement to pizza, drinks, and even an arcade card (each guest receives one). And what’s more, summer birthday celebrations include the water park, where everyone can cool off after spending time in the park. You can also add to your party with birthday extras such as the Birthday Bundle, complete with a construction vest and hard hat, or add on Burgers, Hot Dogs and Fries, Pretzel Bites, Goodie Bags, and so much more.

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Our whole crew got to take the battle trucks for a little off-road adventure. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Summer at Diggerland

With the temps heating up and the chance to be outside, summer is a fantastic time to spend at Diggerland. Open every day during June, July, and August until early September and then weekends after that, it’s a great time to plan a trip—you can check out the newest attractions and scope out the waterpark, all with the price of one admission. At the waterpark, splash around in the massive new wave pool, Claw Hammer Cove, transverse the Carpool Lane with two parallel courses crossing a 24-foot-long pool, or glide down open and closed flume body slides at The Pipeline. Test your skills on the classic water obstacle course Rip Rap Run, wade in Bulldozer Bay, or feel the whirlpool effects at Digger River & Vortex. Your littles can also cool down at the splash playground, Jackhammer Bay, or sink a shot at the Aqua Shot basketball nets. In the amusement park, kids will love the rebooted Shake N’ Roll V2, which has new rollers, giving them all the independence to drive on their own on the specialty course. And there is the new custom build Crazy Cranes, which offers the experience of using a tower crane without being 250 feet in the air. Kids will also love the Mini-Dig as they operate the arm of a JCB 8018 mini-excavator with a hook, picking up shapes and adding them to their matching holes. And don’t forget to stop by the newly renovated Crawl Space, where kids can climb and get their energy out while weary parents can park themselves on the benches nearby.

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Be sure to check out Diggerland USA’s 2-acre water park, The Water Main. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Diggerland USA Waterpark, “The Water Main”

With a vast new wave pool and attractions, Diggerland’s 2-acre water park, The Water Main, is the place to go when it’s hot. Kids will go love jumping around the construction-themed splash pads, water slides, aqua ball, and more, and it’s all included in general admission. At Claw Hammer Cove, the wave pool mimics a real ocean with zero entry and 4-foot waves. There are new challenges within it, including the Rip Rap Run obstacle course that lets you walk on water and the exciting Carpool Lane—a crossing course for traversing the 24-foot-long pool using floating themed pads and the overhead horizontal handholds grid. In mid-course, get ready for a flood of rushing water from the overhanging water cranes. And you won’t have to stay wet—there are lockers to stash your stuff, and you can even rent a personal cabana for the day full of lounge chairs, a ceiling fan, a refrigerator, and more. Enjoy a new shaded area for eating and a cafe with food options to fuel you for the day too.

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It’s fun for the younger and older ones at Diggerland USA. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Diggerfest Fall Festival is back and bigger than before

Come September, Diggerland transforms into a fall wonderland full of foliage, forklifts, and nonstop fun where you can experience the park with the leaf-changing season. There are 40+ rides and attractions to enjoy during the Diggerfest Fall Festival. You won’t want to miss the pipe roll, fun maze, carnival games, live music, hole-n-face boards for photo ops, and delicious fall food options. Kids will love to visit the goats, chickens, and more at the petting zoo, try the autumn hay maze, climb aboard a hayride, decorate pumpkins, and play seasonal games (giant checkers, anyone?). And this year, the Diggerfest area is its biggest celebration yet, with even more activities to enjoy, like balloon animals, parachute games, firetruck rides, and a show horse.

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The fall festival frequently features the Parade of Machines, where Diggerland USA mascots, fire trucks, tractors, and more are displayed. When you’re ready for a break, try some tasty fall treats and sit by the bonfire (you can purchase s’mores). On select weekends of October 8-9 and 15-16, the carnival show will be coming to Diggerland. Catch one of the three daily performances featuring a tight rope, juggling, rescue dogs, and, this year, a silk act. All the fall fun of the Diggerfest Fall Festival continues until November and is included in the price of admission (a few of the games and activities are an additional cost).

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Take a spin around the Diggerfest Fall Festival. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Diggerland USA—What To Know Before You Go

One of the best things about Diggerland is that there is truly something for every age. Everyone in our group had a blast, from the toddler set to the grown-ups, and found rides and attractions inside the park catering to their age group. This makes it an especially great outing with multiple kids or families of different ages.

Parking is free (another win), and the park has several different food options. However, guests can’t bring in outside food or beverages. The EXCLUSIVE NJMOM TICKET SALE will save you $4 off each regularly priced ticket for a limited time and quantity. Passes are $45.95 during the Fall season and $49.95 in the summer when the water park is open. Most rides are included with the cost of admission, except the Diggerland XL experiences and The Soaring Eagle Zip Line, which have additional charges.

If your kids love construction equipment (what kid doesn’t?), or even if you’re looking for something fun and unique to do as a family, Diggerland is a must to put on your NJMOM bucket list. And for the most up-to-date info about the park, visit their Instagram and Facebook (share your selfie snaps on social media with the hashtag #diggerlandusa). Also, don’t forget to follow NJMOM on YouTube and subscribe to our channel for our latest videos.

We had so much fun at Diggerland—have you been?

This post is sponsored by Diggerland USA, where kids and adults can drive, ride, soak, and slide their way to fun. 


About Author

Marisa is a mom to two sweet boys and a little lady (all under 4!) as well as one precious girl in heaven and her heart. A true Jersey girl, Marisa loves raising her family here and embracing all that being a #NJMOM has to offer. Whether it's summer days on Spring Lake beach or down on LBI, or heading out to sample some of the state's best eats (Montclair and Jersey City are favs), family days out and about together are her favorite way to spend a weekend. A former news anchor turned on-air lifestyle host and expert, you might also catch her on TV or in the kitchen cooking up something delish for the littles.