Diggerland USA expanding its outdoor aquatic park

The only construction theme and water park in America is right in Camden County, and it’s expanding. Diggerland USA in West Berlin announced its Water Main outdoor aquatic park will be adding a wave pool, crossing activity pool and additional amenities in time for the 2022 season.

The massive new wave pool will double the pool capacity of the Water Main and generate waves up to nearly 4-feet high in various patterns. The zero-depth entrance will provide guests the choice to simply walk in, and relax with the gentle waves or continue forward to brave the wave surge indicated by bell rings. Guests of all ages can enjoy misting stations and water play elements that span the wave pool entrance, allowing them to take a break in the spray and stay cool and wet while gearing up for another run at the waves.

Parkgoers will also be able to walk on water across a traditional obstacle course feature — with a twist. A crossing activity pool offers two parallel courses, for traversing the 24-foot-long pool using the floating themed pads and the overhead horizontal handholds grid. In midcourse, get ready for a deluge from the overhanging water cranes.

Additional upgrades include a doubling of poolside cabanas, expansion of the food service operations and adding a sweets-and-treats station. The Water Main is scheduled to reopen May 21, the target date of the grand opening of the 2022 expansion.

There is a future expansion targeted for the May 2023 reopening of the Water Main. The 2023 expansion will add a 52-foot slide tower with three unique slides to offer guests an even more thrilling experience.

“The Water Main has been well-received as a family-friendly, summer fun attraction. Seeing our guests’ reactions, listening to their comments about what they enjoy, and wanting to build even more value into the admission price made the Water Main expansion an easy decision for us,” said Ilya Girlya, co-owner/co-president.

“Many of our guests, especially children, prefer an active pool experience,” said Yan Girlya, co-owner/co-president. “A wave pool and crossing-activity pool are a perfect fit for the type of attractions they want to see and we want to provide. The additional slide tower in 2023 will complement our existing slide tower.”