SOURCE: Diggerland and Sahara Sam's Oasis

Diggerland and Sahara Sam's Oasis

Diggerland and Sahara Sam's Oasis

January 14, 2014 13:00 ET

New Theme Park Plans Unveiled in Southern New Jersey

Diggerland USA, a Construction Themed Adventure Park Being Built by Sahara Sam's

WEST BERLIN, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - The owners and senior management of Sahara Sam's Oasis are quickly gaining industry recognition for their year over year capital expansions, evolution, and success. Their latest surprise unveiled plans at a January 14th press conference to construct Diggerland USA, a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment. Sahara Sam's will again set the bar for amusement innovation as Diggerland USA becomes the first park of its kind in North America. Four Diggerland Adventure parks currently exist in the United Kingdom.

The new theme park site is centrally located behind the existing indoor and outdoor water park in West Berlin, NJ. The facility footprint covers 14 acres and will feature over 23 attractions, all slated for an early summer 2014 opening. The majority of the attractions are comprised of modified JCB heavy construction equipment pieces. The rides have been engineered to allow parents and children the ability to safely operate the machines by themselves or together -- digging, driving, and riding.

Diggerland incorporates the hands on operation of machinery for the entire family. Children and parents alike have the opportunity to drive skid-steer loaders, backhoes, tractors, mini dumpers, and small excavators. All the equipment has either been modified for use on a course or made stationary by design for operation in designated excavation areas. An amusement engineering marvel and staple attraction for the park, Spin Dizzy, booms the arm of a 20 ton JCB JS220L excavator up and down while spinning in circles with 8 passengers harnessed into the seats of a modified bucket attachment. In The Backhoe Adventure, 4 riders and a ride marshal climb aboard the cab of a modified JCB 3CX backhoe for a mystery tour while taking turns behind the wheel of the machine.

Other attractions include rock climbing, multiple train rides, a ropes course, an arcade, and a swamp buggy attraction. Smaller guests will enjoy the playground equipment in the Kid Zone, or may opt to take a ride up on the Sky Shuttle, a JCB 540 Telehandler capable of moving 15 guests at a time 5 stories into the sky.

Diggerland USA anticipates a 9 month operation schedule based on seasonality and will run into December with weekend and holiday events. Admission costs are expected to come in-between the twenty to mid-thirty dollar mark for a full day ticket. Diggerland tickets will be capacity controlled and date specific to maintain comfortable queuing times and ensure a pleasant experience for all guests. Beyond daily admission, Diggerland expects to draw significant attendance from group bookings, corporate retreats, company picnics, and children's birthday parties.

More information on the park including a full digital press kit can be found online at www.DiggerlandUSA.com

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park of West Berlin, New Jersey was founded in March of 2009. The facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 58 of its 68-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features include arcade systems, surfing simulators, a wave pool, leisure swim areas, the world's tallest ropes course, numerous water attractions, slides and more. More information is available on the Sahara Sam's Press Page.

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 opening publically in the summer of 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 www.DiggerlandUSA.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Chris Peters
    Director of Marketing
    Sahara Sam's Oasis
    535 N Route 73
    West Berlin, NJ 08091
    (856) 767-7580 x 106
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