It’s time to break out the yellow safety vest because West Berlin’s Diggerland has finally reopened! Closed for the last few months because of COVID-19, the construction equipment rides and attractions are now in full swing.
The expansive theme park is themed around construction equipment and big work trucks. There’s tons to do for both kids and parents, from driving to riding to splashing and swimming.
Kids who dream of one day driving a big truck like a backhoe will love the chance to get behind the wheel and take one for a spin. There are also smaller trucks that kids who aren’t quite tall enough for some rides can drive themselves. And if you love trucks just as much as your kids do, check out Diggerland XL where adults ages 18 and up can operate heavy machinery and even crush cars.
If you’d prefer not to drive, there are plenty of chances to sit back and enjoy the ride as a passenger while a pro takes the wheel. At Operation Battle Truck a driver will take you on an off-road adventure and the Excavator Express is Diggerland’s unique twist on the classic amusement park train ride.
Most rides are made from real, repurposed trucks and machinery. At the Dig-A-Round, Diggerland’s version of a carousel, you’ll spin around while sitting in the scoop of an excavator. Take a seat on the Greased Beast for a wild ride in a converted demolition trailer or travel 50-feet up in the Sky Shuttle. Don’t miss out on some amusement park classics, too, like bumper cars and go-carts.
Diggerland has recently added a bunch of new attractions to enjoy. The Soaring Eagle Zip Line, a 700-foot zip line that launches from a 130-foot tower, and the Farm Tractors, where kids 48” and up can take a tractor for a spin (kids over 36” can ride as passengers), are just a few of the new additions.
The biggest addition to the park is The Water Main, Diggerland’s own water park. The two-acre water park includes two jumbo slides, a floating obstacle course, a splash park, a lazy river and more. There are cabanas to rent and a cafe to grab lunch at, so you can spend your whole day by the water.
Whether you’ve been to Diggerland before or are planning your first visit, the park is going to look a bit different than normal as new policies and procedures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s what you can expect during your visit.
Tickets and Park Admissions: Tickets can be purchased online or at the park gates. The park is limited to 50 percent capacity, so buying your tickets online can guarantee you a space in the park. The admissions process has been redesigned to allow for a contactless entry, including having guests scan their entry tickets themselves. Contactless payment at entry and throughout the park is encouraged.
Face Coverings and Social Distancing: All guests over the age of 2 must wear a face covering throughout their visit, including while on rides and in outdoor spaces. Face coverings can be removed when eating, drinking, or in the water. Guests are expected to maintain 6-feet between other parties and employees. Signs and markers have been installed to help maintain social distancing.
Hygiene: The park has installed no-touch hand sanitizer dispensers but guests are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer to use throughout the day. Visitors should practice good hygiene, including thorough hand washing and avoiding touching the eyes, nose or mouth, throughout their visit.
Most attractions at Diggerland require riders to be at least 36” tall. Combined day tickets for the amusement and water park start at $39.95. Diggerland is located at 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin, NJ. For more information, visit Diggerland online, call 856-768-1110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.