When I was a kid I had a sandbox. In this sandbox the most wonderful adventures took place. Han Solo, mounted on a bulldozer, would face off in a deadly chicken race against the dreaded Boba Fett, riding high and mighty in a front end loader. I doubt my imagination was alone in mixing Star Wars and Tonka into a mishmash of childhood fun and I also doubt that most adults ever get the chance to relive these childhood playtimes on a grander scale.
That's where the people at Dig This come in. Like many a brilliant idea, the notion that recession idle construction vehicles could make a great recreational activity seems absurd and amazing all at once. Here's the idea in a nutshell. For a sum, between $210 and $750 you can learn the ropes of a big time construction vehicle and then smash stuff with it. You'll get to try your dexterity by lifting tire, scooping dirt and generally creating all kinds of mayhem. No word yet on whether or not they'll let you wear your Boba Fett costume.
While the experience isn't cheap, it is comparable to the time and money spent on a Cirque du Soleil ticket, a meal at a gourmet restaurant or a night at one of Vegas' better hotels. The idea all started with entrepreneur Ed Mumm who saw the woes created by the construction industry drought and hatched an idea. Why not let the children in all of us come out and play for a while. Once you step into that air conditioned cabin and feel the roar of the engine you too will feel 10 years old again.
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- Mini Dig: Spend 1.5 hours training and then experiencing either the Excavator or the Dozer.
- Big Dig: Spend 3.0 hours training and then experiencing either the Excavator or the Dozer.
- Mega Dig: Get a chance at both he Dozer and the Excavator.
- Mini Dig: $210
- Big Dig: $400
- Mega Dig: $750
- Morning - 8am
- Mid-day - 10:30am
- Afternoon - 1pm
- Must Be 18 or 14 and 48" tall or taller and have parent or legal guardian.
- No Cell Phones
- No Food or Drink
3012 S. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV