"Dig This" Attraction Will Let Amateurs Become Temporary Excavators

Some people ride roller coasters or bungee jump to inject excitement into their daily routines. Now, a new construction equipment playground will give ordinary folks a chance to operate life-size Tonka toys.

The former Scandia Amusement Park, which closed in 2006, is being converted into an oversized sandbox called Dig This. The complex at 3012 S. Rancho Drive, scheduled to open April 2, will let guests drive 15-ton heavy construction machinery: a midsized bulldozer or excavator.

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