Yes, that's right, the land of Disney’s mouse and Magic Mountain is adopting Hugh Edeleanu’s rather beefier brainchild. The HE Services boss set up the first Diggerland theme park in Kent in 2000. Since then they have opened up in Yorkshire, Durham and Devon.
And now, coming this summer, is Diggerland USA, in West Berlin, New Jersey – billed as “the most unique amusement experience in the world”, which is going it some.
JCB is providing 35 machines for what will be the first construction-themed adventure park in the USA. Featured plant will include a JCB 4CX backhoe, a 220 LC excavator, eight 135 skid steer loaders, and a variety of backhoe loaders, Loadall telehandlers and mini excavators.
Ground-breaking took place last week on the 14-acre site next to Sahara Sam’s Oasis water park, a partner in the project.
“JCB has played a key role in Diggerland’s continued success by providing the parks with specialized equipment that gives many children their first hands-on experience with the construction industry,” said Thom Peebles, vice president of marketing for JCB North America. “Now, we’re very pleased to help Diggerland successfully bring its unique brand of fun and educational entertainment to children and their families right here in the United States.”
So kids, where do you want to go for your holidays this year?