Diggerland hosted us as we gathered this list of tips for visiting Diggerland. All opinions are my own.
Planning a trip to Diggerland USA soon? Read these tips for visiting Diggerland to have a fun-filled day! Want more general information about Diggerland? Check out this post.
Prepare your kids before your visit – ride height requirements
Like any other amusement park, there are height restrictions for operating or riding each attraction. You’ll find that most rides are available to kids who are 36″ and taller. Before our visits each year, we review the rides on the Diggerland website with our kids, explain which attractions they will be able to ride alone, and which will require an adult. Then, they are prepared for their day.
Visit early in the season
Diggerland is one of the first outdoor attractions in the mid-Atlantic region to open for the season. While most amusement parks wait until early April or even later in the spring, Diggerland opens in mid-March. These early operating days in the spring and early summer are some of the best days to go! Be sure to purchase tickets online, as dated tickets are available and can sell out.
Want to soar?
One of the newer rides at Diggerland is the Soaring Eagle, a zip line that takes you up to 130 feet with an exciting ride back to the ground. While you can see it from the main entrance and purchase tickets (there’s an additional fee for this one ride) with admission, if your child decides later in the day that they’d like to ride, other places within the park sell the tickets, like the Fork Lift Café.
Know your food options
If you’re kids are hungry during a peak eating time and there’s a long line at The Lunch Pail, take a stroll to the left of the front gate and visit the food stand at the end of this path, called Fork Lift Café. While the main food stands were very busy, this one tends to have hardly any line.
We find that the diggers that line the back of the park get the longest lines. Plus, we love to try all of the different “games” that the diggers offer, including bowling and pick up a duck. My kids often want to ride these multiple times. So, we always head to these first and get our fill of them before exploring elsewhere in the park.
Check out Diggerland’s calendar throughout the year for their fun and unique special events. On the day we visited, LEGOLAND Discovery Center was there with their LEGO building kits, along with meet and greets with Emmet. There are tons of other fun events during the year, including a camp out / sleepover in the park!
Adults can get in on the fun
Even though I always describe this amusement park as a construction-loving kids dream come true, it’s also the type of place where I see adults having as much fun as the kids. Where else would you get a chance to operate this equipment in a safe and fun environment? I have as much fun as my kids when I help them operate the diggers.
Even though there’s a ton of dirt, Diggerland is surprisingly clean! While there’s a ton of opportunities to play in the dirt, we love that hands and clothes stay mostly clean because it’s the construction equipment that does the dirty work! We always pack some baby wipes to get cleaned up after a fun day at the park.
The Water Main
Keep in mind, during the summer months, Diggerland also includes a water park called The Water Main. If the water park is open during your visit, be sure to pack swim suits!
Tips for Visiting Diggerland
Have a wonderful trip using these tips for visiting Diggerland. Enjoy this unique place for kids to operate construction equipment!
Diggerland hosted us. All opinions are my own.