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Texas' first construction-themed park opens in Katy with kid-friendly machinery

New construction-themed park opens in Katy with rideable rigs

Dig World Texas Katy excavator
Dig World is now open near Katy Mills. Photo courtesy of Dig World

UPDATE: Dig World has postponed its opening weekend in light of large crowds and lack of equipment, the company announced in an e-mail:

“The machines we have now cannot handle our capacity. We were optimistic that the machines we had would prove to be enough, but the wait times were too long and we cannot be satisfied with that. We want to operate a park that is flawless in every way and that is what we will work towards.”

The company also says it will e-mail customers regarding refunds for reserved tickets.

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Kids of every age all over Houston can now live out their dreams of operating big construction vehicles, thanks to a new local park.

Dig World, Texas’ first heavy construction equipment- themed amusement park, adjacent to Katy Mills Mall (5000 Katy Mills Cir.) opened on March 17, boasting 3.5 acres of big-dig fun for all.

Dig World promises full-size Caterpillar mini-excavators, skid steers, and UTV vehicles. Little ones can operate machinery themselves (of age and height appropriate) or with adult supervision. The park has a partnership with construction giant Mustang Cat. Aggies, take note: Dig World has also partnered with Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science to educate and spread awareness about the construction industry.

Along with construction equipment, the park will also boast a playground, a gem-mining station, a turf field with yard games, and other attractions.

The new theme park operates on two-hour time reservations; visitors can purchase tickets online for their desired time slot. Staying with the dig theme, the park also features a gem mining station, a playground, and a turf field with  games such as Cornhole and TowerBall.

Meanwhile, the park will also be open for special events including field trips, community events, birthday parties, and corporate outings.

“We wanted to build something that kids and families could enjoy, creating the best and most unique  consumer experience in TX,” said Jacob Robinson, Dig World’s founder, in a statement. 

Robinson adds that plans call for 10 Dig World parks throughout the U.S. over the next few years. The nation will totally dig that, we’re guessing.

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Dig World; 5000 Katy Mills Cir.; For tickets, reservations, and information, visit the official site.