Admission to NJ’s Water Main Water Park Included with Diggerland USA Tickets

6/15/24 - By Lisa Warden

The Water Main water park at Diggerland USA is officially open for the summer season. Both the construction-themed aquatic park and theme park, with 40 rides and attractions, are open 7 days a week from now through early September.

Since first opening in 2021, the Water Main aquatic park has made Diggerland USA a particularly epic warm-weather destination. Included with the cost of regular theme park admission, the expansive water park features a massive wave pool, awesome water slides, multiple splash pads, a lazy river, and more–talk about two for the price of one! Plus, it’s the perfect place to cool down after hours of operating tractors and diggers. Before you head over to Diggerland USA in West Berlin, New Jersey, read on for our review of the Water Main, plus a rundown of the park’s newest rides, and activities for the littlest visitors.

The Water Main features a wave pool, water slides, multiple splash pads, a lazy river, and more.

The Water Main Water Park Rides and Attractions

Already fans of the Diggerland theme park, my family-of-five absolutely loved The Water Main when we visited for the first time over opening weekend! Here are a few of our favorite attractions, including a couple of brand new additions to the water park:

  • NEW! Claw Hammer Cove: In this massive new wave pool, visitors can enjoy gentle waves by the zero-depth entrance, or go deep–like our eight-year-old eagerly did–for wild waves up to 4-feet-high.
  • NEW! Carpool Lane: In this new adventure, kids jump from one inflatable car to the next, making their way across the 24-foot-long pool.
  • Digger River and Vortex: This small lazy river was a big hit with our five-year-old. The gentle current pulls you along while spray features cool you down.
  • Jackhammer Bay: My two-year-old couldn’t get enough of this construction-themed splash pad. Mini slides, spray jackhammers, and geysers make it extra fun.
  • The Pipeline: My husband and I were partial to the side-by-side water slides, which made it easy to race each other to the bottom!
  • See all of The Water Main attractions here

Family-Friendly Amenities at The Water Main

  • It makes such a big difference when a destination really caters to families. These amenities make The Water Main at Diggerland extra kid-friendly:
  • Accessible changing rooms and bathrooms
  • Covered pavilions with picnic tables and plenty of chairs
  • A lifeguard on duty at each water feature
  • Life vests available at no charge, plus families are welcome to bring their own US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices
  • Towels available for purchase in case you leave yours at home
  • Locker rentals to store belongings while exploring the park
  • Shaded private cabanas available for rent
  • Loads of dining options, including The Tool Box Café and Splash N’ Dash snack shop located within The Water Main

The Lumberjack Claw is one of two new brand new attractions in the theme park. Photo by the author

NEW Attractions at the Diggerland Theme Park

There are two brand new experiences at the Diggerland theme park this season. At Hook and Ladder, kids can climb aboard and explore a number of different emergency vehicles, like firetrucks and ambulances. The other new addition is the Lumberjack Claw, in which kids take control of a log loader and use the joystick to attempt to pick up pieces of lumber.

There are plenty of rides for younger kids at Diggerland USA. Photo by the author

Diggerland Rides for Children Under 36”

While a number of Diggerland’s attractions require kids to be at least 36” tall, the park makes sure there are activities for the younger crowd. Not only is admission free for kids under 36,” but we were pleasantly surprised by how much our two-year-old could do. She loved the thrill of Crazy Cranes, where she tried to pick up weighted blocks with a real crane while safely seated in my husband’s lap. And she enjoyed digging in the sand with an excavator at the Big Diggers experience. Smaller children are also allowed on the Elevation Station, a deck that holds five passengers and is elevated to nearly 60 feet in the air and The Excavator, a family-friendly ride pulled by a tractor around the theme park.

Spring and Fall Overnight Camping Experiences at Diggerland

For an extra special Diggerland experience, sign up for an all-inclusive Family Camp Out! Pitch your tent and enjoy exclusive evening park access, free zipline rides, plus a buffet dinner, dessert, a campfire with s’mores, and breakfast the following morning. Next day general admission to the park is also included. Note that these very popular camping events sell out quickly.

Diggerland party packages include all-day admission to the theme park and water park.

Diggerland Birthday Parties and Packages

If your kid is all about trucks and construction, Diggerland USA would make for a spectacular birthday party destination! Diggerland party packages include all-day admission to the theme park and water park, pizza and drinks, tableware, a party host, and more.

Diggerland Hours and Tickets 2024

For a limited time, Mommy Poppins readers can purchase a day pass for just $42.99 per person–an exclusive low online price ($10 off each ticket)! Season passes are also available for $109.99 per person while the promotion continues. And, again, children under 36” are always FREE.

The park is now open 7 days a week until early September. The Water Main rides are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and the theme park rides are open from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. See the complete schedule and check out upcoming events here.

Unless noted, photos courtesy of Diggerland

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