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Diggerland’s signature Spin Dizzy ride

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It was while watching kids fascinated with the machinery on show at a family open day that Hugh Edeleanu got the idea for Diggerland. Now, after enjoying success with the format at four sites in the UK, he’s about to launch his first park in the USA

New park under construction in the USA!

ugh is the chairman of HE Services, the largest supplier of digging construction machinery for hire in Europe. At the open day in question he observed the kids sitting inside the cabs of diggers, which to them were larger than life toys. It made their day. It didn’t take him long to realise that an exciting new venture could be created, and soon he was making his own small but original mark on the amusement industry. Now celebrating 14 years in business, Diggerland operates attractions in the English counties of Devon, Durham, Yorkshire and Kent. For Edeleanu and his team it was not enough to just park some construction machinery on a site and open the gates, however. A lot of thought and planning has gone into the creation of the Diggerland concept. Each of four parks offers over 20 different rides and

driving experiences – all with an element of construction or interaction at their heart. The majority of the rides and attractions on offer are based around modified pieces of excavation and heavy construction equipment from leading ‘plant’ manufacturers such as JCB. Guests can drive a dumper truck or digger, enjoy the experience of The Land Rover Safari, take in the view from The Sky Shuttle or get in a whirl on Spin Dizzy – one of the parks’ more thrilling attractions.

Fun for all ages

Although the fun is available for all the family, the very young may have to take control of the digger from the safety of their parents’ laps. Visitors can pick up digger clothing and gifts, while the parks also generate additional revenue from the birthday parties and corporate events and activities such as digger and dumper truck racing and various team building events.

As from this summer, families in North America will be able to get their first taste of the Diggerland experience when Diggerland USA opens at Sahara Sam’s Oasis, an indoor/outdoor waterpark in West Berlin, New Jersey. The facility will boast a footprint of 14 acres and feature over 23 attractions,



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