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 then realize Diggerland is something else. With this gem located right 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. And for $4 off of your ticket price use the code NJMOMSPRING22.
Springtime at Diggerland
With flowers and colors starting to pop and the chance to be outside, spring is an awesome time to spend at Diggerland. Open on weekends and all week during April 9-24 for spring break, it’s a great time to plan a trip—you won’t have to fight the crowds or heat, and can check out the newest attractions as well as scope out the waterpark when it opens this summer. Kids will love the rebooted Shake N’ Roll V2, which has new rollers, giving them all the independence of driving on their own on the specialty course. And this spring, two new attractions are debuting, including the new custom build Crazy Cranes where you can experience what it’s like to use a tower crane without being 250 feet in the air; and a Mini-Dig where you operate the arm of a JCB 8018 mini-excavator with a hook, allowing you to pick up shapes and add 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.
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 since what kid wouldn’t love a merry-go-round where you ride in the scoop of an excavator?
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- which is a chance for adults to operate the full power of heavy machinery– excavators, loaders, and dozers, with guided instruction from a professional.
Then, there are the little touches throughout the park that add to the family fun. From a ropes course and bright, fun playground to air cannons that launch lemons to an arcade and other on-theme games, there are surprises at every turn to wow your whole crew.
Diggerland USA Waterpark, “The Water Main”
In the summer, Diggerland’s 2-acre water park, The Water Main, is also open. 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. And with the addition of a new wave pool that mimics a real ocean with zero entry and 4-foot waves as you continue on and an obstacle course that lets you walk on water, kids will be excited to spend a lot of time getting wet. There are lockers to stash your stuff while you enjoy a splash, and you can even rent a personal cabana for the day.
Diggerfest is fall fun for the whole family.
Diggerland’s Biggest Fall Event—Diggerfest
Come September, Diggerland transforms into a fall wonderland full of foliage, forklifts, and fun where you can experience the park with all the touches of the leaf-changing season. Kids will love to visit the goats, chickens, and more at the petting zoo, take an autumn hayride around the park, climb aboard the Excavator Express Train Ride, paint pumpkins and play seasonal games (pumpkin launching, anyone?).
This fall festival also features the Parade of Machines, where Diggerland USA mascots, firetrucks, tractors, and more are on display. When you’re ready for a break, try some tasty fall treats and sit by the fire pit, and on weekends, you can listen to live music or watch an aerial circus performance. The fun continues every day until November and is included in the price of admission (a few of the games are an additional cost).
Diggerland USA—What To Know Before You Go
One of the best things about Diggerland is that there is truly something for every age. From the toddler set to the grown-ups, everyone in our group had a blast 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 there are several different food options within the park. However, guests can’t bring in outside food or beverages. Day passes are $46.95 and $49.95 in the summer when the water park is open, and most rides are included with the cost of admission, except the Diggerland XL experiences and The Soaring Eagle Zip Line, which have additional charges. And for $4 off of your ticket price use the code NJMOMSPRING22.
If your kids love construction equipment (what kid doesn’t?), or even if you’re just 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. Also, don’t forget to follow NJMOM on YouTube and subscribe to our channel for all of 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.
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