Guests can operate the new rollers on the Diggerland course as early as March 19th when the park re-opens for the season.
America's only construction theme park is rolling into its third season, publicly revealing their latest attraction at the Philadelphia Auto Show. The ride, aptly named Shake N' Roll, offers children and their families the unique experience of operating compact “steam rollers.”
“The crazier the concept or more unique the machine – the better,” said Ilya Girlya, co-owner of Diggerland USA. “By adding the Shake N' Roll to our line-up of attractions, children and their parents can really get the full experience of driving, riding, or operating an endless range of heavy equipment.”
The double drum rollers, manufactured by Wacker Neuson, are bitesize versions of the massive asphalt rollers one might associate with highway construction. The RD12 models, making a new home at Diggerland this year, are one-ton hydrostatic vibrating rollers featuring front drum vibration and articulated steering.
The Shake N' Roll ride will become the 26th attraction at the New Jersey-based theme park, following the release of three attractions in 2015 including the ARGO amphibious vehicles, the WorkMax UTVs and the World's Fastest Backhoe, the JCB GT.
Guests can operate the new rollers on the Diggerland course as early as March 19th when the park re-opens for the season. Families wanting to get a sneak peak of the attraction can do so this week at the Philadelphia Auto Show where the roller will be part of a Diggerland exhibit featuring a number of the park's attractions.
“Unveiling the Shake N' Roll at the Philadelphia Auto Show is very exciting for us, but we are just warming up – we have quite a few surprises planned for this season.” said Yan Girlya, co-owner of Diggerland. “Right now we are happy to offer families visiting the show an interactive exhibit that's fun for the kids, it's perfect timing with the opening of our third season.”
The Philadelphia Auto Show takes place Saturday, January 30th – Sunday, February 7th at the Philadelphia Convention Center.