We were invited to Diggerland USA‘s Media Day to check out what it was all about and I was blown away. Diggerland USA is the first construction themed adventure park in the United States. The first Diggerland opened in the UK in 2000, and three additional parks have been built in Europe since then. Families can drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a family-friendly environment.
The owners of Sahara Sam’s Oasis announced just 6 months ago on January 14th, 2014, that they were create the new park and set to open June 14th, 2014. There are over 23 attractions across 14 acres of land.
With names like Operation Battle Truck, Backhoe Adventure, Mini Land Rovers, Dumper Trucks, Giant Diggers, and Sky Shuttle, Diggerland just sounds like a ton of run. Whether you are low-key fun or want heart-pounding excitement, Diggerland has you covered! Check out all the rides here.
In addition to the construction themed rides and attractions, Diggerland USA also have an arcade, rock climbing wall, and ginormous playground set.
Additionally, they also have a Ropes Course. At four stories tall, this obstacle is actually the tallest ropes course in the world. Hope you aren’t scared of heights if you decide to check this one out!
While Diggerland is sure to be fun for lots of children, most rides would be best enjoyed by a child 48″ in height. While there are things, like Kid Zone for smaller children, we believe this would be the perfect place to take an older child for a special day away! Many of the rides can be rode, with an adult, as long as the child is 36″. Skibbles, at 18 months, is tall for her age, and just about 5 inches short of this height.