SOURCE: Diggerland USA

Diggerland USA - a construction theme park

September 04, 2015 06:30 ET

Diggerland USA Hosts Special Needs Exclusive Event

WEST BERLIN, NJ--(Marketwired - September 04, 2015) - Diggerland USA, the construction-themed adventure park in southern NJ, is hosting its second special needs event. The event, Special Abilities Night at Diggerland, or SAND, will take place Friday, September 11, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

"Our last special needs event at Diggerland was in June and families who attended really enjoyed the event. We knew we wanted to work with SAMBULANCE to host a second event this year," said Ilya Girlya, co-owner of Diggerland USA.

The SAMBULANCE is a 501 (c)3 non-profit that promotes safety education in the special needs community. This month, the SAMBULANCE, in conjunction with Diggerland USA and Sahara Sam's will co-host three events to support their initiatives.

"September is a big month for our program," said Annie Peters, executive director of the SAMBULANCE. "The day after our SAND event we're hosting a free Touch-a-Truck event at Diggerland and two weeks later we're hosting our Special Evenings at Sam's event at Sahara Sam's."

While SAND events take place at Diggerland and SEAS events take place at Sahara Sam's indoor water park, both events have the same goal; to provide fun, judgment-free evenings for individuals with special needs and their families.

"Both events give individuals with special needs the opportunity to enjoy the same rides and attractions that operate on a regular day but in an environment that is mindful of any unique challenges they may face," Peters said.

Diggerland and Sahara Sam's make modifications for to their parks for both events including: limited ticket sales, reduced sensory input from lights and noise, and ride and operational accommodations.

For more information on the September 11th SAND event, visit:

Diggerland USA is a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment. Diggerland has 4 locations in the UK with a North American park that opened June 14, 2014. Diggerland is the most unique amusement experience in the world. Its US location is based in West Berlin, NJ. More information is available online by visiting the Diggerland USA Press and Media Page.

The SAMBULANCE educates individuals with special needs on emergency management. Using actual first response vehicles and the help of emergency personnel, the SAMBULANCE brings complimentary programming directly to your special needs school or organization. For more information on the SAMBULANCE and SAND event, contact Annie Peters (856) 322-6182 or visit

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