March 25, 2014 - I recently stumbled upon an article reporting on the upcoming construction themed amusement park that will be built in New Jersey (http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/Diggerland-Theme-Park-Offers-Loads-of-Fun/22295/). This caught my attention because aside from being the most awesome team member here at Blackbird Asset Services I am also a mother of an 18 month old little boy who finds nothing more fascinating than driving by a piece of heavy equipment on the highway.It seems that this new amusement park called Diggerland Adventure Park is actually coming to New Jersey from the UK. There are four locations already and from the photos on their website it looks pretty fun.
Because Blackbird specializes in the appraisal and auction of heavy machinery and equipment; being able to drive an excavator, race dump trucks and smash through walls with a crane seems like a welcomed new experience. Diggerland USA will be privately owned but will acquire some of the original staples like “Spin Dizzy” where 8 passengers are swung up and down and in various circles by a 20 ton JCB JS220L excavator. Park goers will also be able to drive a JCB 3CX backhoe on a mystery tour of the grounds. Although we are located in Buffalo, New York and not South Jersey, I can foresee planning a trip that I would imagine would cost much less than a family trip to Disney and be just as much fun for a 2 year old boy. I’m not sure who will be more excited to ride a construction vehicle, me or my son, but it will be nice to share a little bit of what I do outside the home with him.