America’s only construction theme park, where children and their families drive and operate real construction machinery, is going into its fifth season and revealing the last two of five new rides shortly before opening day of the 2018 season. The Rugged Riders and Farm Tractors, both made by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will add two attractions to Diggerland’s fleet of over 25 rides that guests can drive, ride and operate themselves.
The park, which opened in June of 2014, began a multi-million dollar expansion at the end of their last season. Diggerland has been releasing a slew of unique attractions for their upcoming 2018 season, including the recently debuted Soaring Eagle Zip Line, Ventrac Tractors, and Elevation Station.
The Rugged Riders, a fleet of Kubota RTV-900s, are rough terrain vehicles most commonly used in hard to access areas such as forestry, beaches, and public works projects. “The RTV’s are comfortable, versatile, and easy to operate but they also have a unique rugged look which makes them fun and a perfect fit for the park,” notes Park Owner, Ilya Girlya. The Rugged Riders will be available for guests 48” and over to drive and those 42” and taller to enjoy as a passenger.
The second Kubota attraction released, a fleet of B2601 tractors, give guests the opportunity to interact with a line of machinery commonly found in the agricultural sector. Park patrons at least 48” can drive the new Farm Tractors while children between 36” and 48” may lap ride on the machines with an adult.
“The entire Diggerland team has worked incredibly hard during our off season between designing and engineering new safe and exciting attractions through all the construction elements that come along with an expansion this large.” General Manager Chris Baldwin exclaims. “You can feel the excitement as we come closer to opening day. I think our crew is just as eager to open for the season as our guests!”
Diggerland USA, a construction-themed adventure park covers 21 acres of centrally-located land in Camden County, NJ and offers visitors the opportunity to operate full size excavators, dumper trucks, and backhoes among a range of other heavy machinery in a safe, family-friendly environment. Its US location is based in West Berlin, NJ.
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