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Diggerland amusement park lets kids operate construction equipment
Diggerland amusement park lets kids operate construction equipment

A hands-on amusement park where kids are allowed to operate heavy machinery and ride on the business ends of construction equipment sounds wildly inventive, thrilling, dangerous, litigious and profitable. Set to open June 14, the construction-themed Diggerland amusement park will let kids and their families safely drive, ride and operate forklifts, backhoes, tractors, dump trucks and excavators modified for use on a course or made stationary by design. The first Diggerland in the United States will be built on 14 acres next to Sahara Sam's Oasis water park in West Berlin, N.J., about 20 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Since 2000, a heavy machinery rental firm has opened and...

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