Diggerland USA is a construction-themed adventure park that allows people to drive, ride and operate real heavy machinery in a safe environment. The park, which opened in June of 2014, began a multi-million dollar expansion at the end of their last season. Diggerland has been releasing a number of new attractions for their upcoming 2018 season, including the Elevation Station which features a Genie GS-5390RT.
Elevation Station, which seats five guests across a 6-foot-wide by 20-foot long operating platform, will raise riders up, reaching a maximum height just under 60 feet. Elevation Station features a diamond plate deck, which holds five passengers and a ride operator. The unit itself weighs over eight tons and is elevated vertically with two main hydraulic cylinders powered by a 48-hp diesel engine. The ride will be available for guests who are at least 36-inches in height to ride with an adult, or at least 42-inches-tall to ride alone.
The park challenged fans to generate a name for the modified Genie GS-5390RT. More than 300 people commented on a Facebook post with their suggestions. After review and a vote, Jennifer Dunn’s suggestion of Elevation Station won.
“My kids and I discussed a few names, the first of which incorporated scissors in the title,” Dunn said. “We ultimately decided on Elevation Station because the lift resembled more of an elevator going up and down. We are so elated that we won.”