Diggerland

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Diggerland
Diggerland Logo 2017.png
Diggerland UK logo
Slogan "Buckets of Fun for Everyone"
Location England Castleford, West Yorkshire
England Cullompton, Devon
England Langley Park, Durham
England Strood, Kent
United States West Berlin, New Jersey
Owner Hugh Edeleanu (Founder)
Opened April 2000
Operating season February–October
Rides
Total 20
Website www.diggerland.com
Diggerland in Devon
Logo used from 2000-2017

Diggerland is the name of theme parks inspired by diggers and JCBs. There are four theme parks in England, and a fifth in the United States. Diggerland is part of the H.E Services Group and Allsafety Limited.

Locations[edit]

There are four Diggerland theme parks in the United Kingdom located in Strood in Kent, Cullompton in Devon, Langley Park in Durham, and Castleford in West Yorkshire. In 2015 it was announced that Diggerland would open their fifth UK park in Evesham, Worcestershire,[1][2][3] but this was delayed indefinitely in 2017.[4]

Diggerland had a temporary park in Dubai during the summer of 2005. Their 2006 plan to expand to Richmond, Virginia in the United States was stalled out by the Great Recession [5]

Diggerland expanded into the United States and opened a park in West Berlin, New Jersey in 2014.[6][7]

Events[edit]

Racing events happen between March and October, because they need to be completed in daylight hours. Dumper Racing is held on a monthly basis.

Diggerland also has a team, The Dancing Diggers, which operates every other year and features large diggers doing stunts. In 2017, they performed at several county fairs, including the Royal Bath and West Country Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diggerland on the way to Evesham". Evesham Observer. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  2. ^ Chris Price (15 April 2014). "Diggerland USA in West Berlin, New Jersey, set to open in May as owner Hugh Edeleanu continues expansion plan 14 years after first opening in Strood". Kent Business. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Digger Man does Diggerland". Earthmovers Magazine. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Godfey, Joshua (12 April 2017). "Theme park bosses no longer dig Evesham as plans for Diggerland withdrawn". Evesham Obserever. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  5. ^ U.K. Rental Company Finds Success With ’Diggerland’, Construction Equipment Guide. "An earlier expansion move into the United States — specifically to 295 acres purchased in 2006 in the Richmond, Va., area — as well as into Dubai, United Arab Emirates, stalled after the international financial crisis exploded three years ago. "
  6. ^ Brady MacDonald (5 June 2014). "Diggerland amusement park lets kids operate construction equipment". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Marcia Gruver Doyle (13 January 2014). "Diggerland, a construction equipment theme park, is coming to New Jersey (VIDEO)". Equipment World. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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