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Construction-themed park lets kids move some earth


WEST BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — A construction-themed park opening next month in New Jersey will let kids, and adults, move some earth with excavating equipment.

Diggerland USA outside Philadelphia is billing itself as the first park of its kind in the United States. Many of its plans are based on four similar parks in the United Kingdom.

The park is set to open June 14.

Many of the rides are repurposed from heavy construction equipment.

Some include standard carnival games reimagined. There is to be a duck pond and a bowling game using excavators.