Driving a bulldozer lets grown-ups live out a cherished childhood dream, without the hassle of housebreaking pet dinosaurs or the stiff fines of flying without a permit. Be a kid again with this Groupon.
$119 for 90-Minute Bulldozer or Excavator Big Dig ($249 Value)
After donning safety gear and completing an in-cab orientation, patrons take the controls of a bulldozer or excavator for Big Digs. Guests start with some warm-up activities, then get free reign of an outdoor sandbox. There they can flip tires, dig trenches, pile dirt into mounds, or try out Excavator Basketball. Patrons must be at least 14 years old to board and operate the machinery, and those under 18 must have parental consent. Dig This no longer offers shuttle services to their location. Please call for available schedule; machines are subject to availability.
Described as “Bob the Builder on steroids” by The Los Angeles Times, Dig This reconstructs childhood play for adults letting them climb aboard excavators and bulldozers for digs inside a giant natural sandbox. Employees outfit grown-ups with the knowledge and safety gear necessary to get behind the wheel before explaining all the levers and buttons of the control panel. Patrons are then left alone inside climate-controlled cabs, connected to their instructors via headsets in case they need additional guidance. Patrons steer mechanical mammoths around the play yard, excavating trenches and toppling huge tires. Once they've mastered easy moves, they graduate to games such as Bulldozer Teeter-Totter and Excavator Basketball. After playtime, operators are awarded a certificate to commemorate their accomplishments and can cool off under a shower of their own joyful tears.