The DL Season 2, Episode 13 - Diggerland
In the latest episode of The DL, Diesel Laptops Founder and CEO, Tyler Robertson, is joined by Ilya Girlya, CEO of Diggerland USA.
What is Diggerland?
Located in West Berlin, New Jersey, Diggerland is a construction themed adventure and water park that offers unique construction themed adventures in a safe environment.
"Diggerland is America's only construction theme park where parents and children can ride, drive and operate real construction machinery. All of our machinery has been engineered and modified through our resident mechanical and biomechanical engineers where we've taken real machinery and we've made changes to it to allow children and parents to drive it in a complete closed circuit, safe setting." - Irlya G.
Diggerland offers dozens of attractions throughout their two parks. A few have been outlined below to give you some idea of what to expect while visiting Diggerland's Adventure Park or Water Park.
Elevation Station: A unique thrill ride that allows up to six people to ride on a 66 foot tall scissor lift.
"It is a bit of a thrill ride because if you've ever seen one swaying in the wind there is a fear factor to it. You know your mind thinks that you're going to fall over and topple over but engineering wise it's designed to withstand that so it's a very cool."- Irlya G.
Backhoe Adventure: This adventure allows park guests to join a Diggerland Ride Operator and climb inside the cab of a modified JCB 3CX backhoe, alternating behind the wheel of the machine as it navigates our course!
Barrel Train: Kids (and parents) can have barrels of fun as a passenger on the Barrel Train. Five barrels are pulled by the Ventrac 4500 and take passengers on a short cruise around a track.
Battle Trucks: During the Operation Battle Truck adventure you’ll be roaming the park in an actual five-ton military transport vehicle!
Big Diggers: 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 8030/8029’s. This supervised attraction offers family-friendly machinery and the chance to really get down and dirty!
For a full list of Diggerland's attractions, please visit their official Rides & Attractions Page.