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Dig World is a brand new theme park at Katy Mills Mall, all about operating construction equipment

KATY, Texas (KTRK) – Grab those hard hats and get ready to get your hands dirty! Texas’ first heavy equipment themed amusement park is officially open to both children and adults.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to operate a skid steer loader or backhoe, this is a theme park built just for you.

Children and adults of all ages can “safely operate real, heavy construction equipment,” according to the Dig World website.

The park says safety is their top priority.

Here is a breakdown of the height requirements:

  • Children taller than 48 inches are allowed to operate all attractions themselves.
  • Children taller than 42 inches can operate most devices themselves.
  • Children between 32″ and 48″ tall may ride and operate machines with an adult.
  • Children under 32 inches are allowed to use all other attractions in the park except for the machines.

The site boasts that Dig World can host field trips, community events, birthday parties, company outings and more.

The park works with 2-hour passes and only accepts cashless payments. Tickets are $24.95 for a pass, and children under 32 inches get in for free.

You can reserve online or come by in person. Before purchasing tickets, you must sign a waiver for each person.

Other park attractions include a gem mining station, garden games, playground and picnic pavilion.

Dig World has also established an educational partnership with the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

“The Department of Construction Science is excited to partner with Dig World to create an educational partnership where future generations can experience and learn about the dynamic construction industry,” said Dr. Patrick Suermann, Professor and Department Head.

Dig World is located in the Katy Mills Mall, off I-10, next to the Bass Pro Shops. Parking for Dig World is in the mall parking lot and is free everywhere.

The park is open on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm

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