Knott’s Soak City Opens Just in Time for Southern California Heat Wave


If you live in Southern California then you’ve most likely been feeling the heat with temperatures ranging in the 100 – average.


Luckily, Knott’s Berry Farm has the answer for everyone with the seasonal opening of Soak City, USA, just across the street from the popular Southern California theme park. Saturday May 17th, Knott’s Soak City opened for the season, and just in the nick of time.




Soak City is one of the largest, and only remaining waterparks in the Orange County area. With dozens of slides, wave pools and kids play areas, there’s a little bit of something for the entire family. Kids can take it easy and hang in Gremmie Lagoon, while thrill seekers can drop in on Old Man Falls.




This season daily operation begins on May 24th, and goes until September. The last day of the Soak City season is September 14th. New this year, Knott’s Soak City, Gold and Platinum Season Passholders can enter the water park an hour and half before it opens to the general public with exclusive early entry starting at 8:30 a.m. Also, on Fridays and Saturdays beginning June 27th Season Passholders can start their day off with a complimentary yoga class every Friday and Saturday morning from 8:45-9:45am until August 9th.


Here’s some fun facts about Knott’s Soak City:

– 1.8 million cumulative gallons of water in all Knott’s Soak City rides and attractions (Water is continually recycled, filtered and chlorinated.)
– 7,670 cumulative length in feet of all water chutes, slides and rivers inside the City (1.45 mi.)
– 75-50 certified Knott’s Soak City lifeguards on duty at any given time.

-Knott’s 13-acre City has a decidedly Southern California theme inspired by beach and surf towns of the 1950s Orange and Los Angeles County coast.

-Reflecting the local theme, water rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute to Orange and Los Angeles County’s rich surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower

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For more information about Knott’s Soak City, including tickets and season passes, visit the official website by clicking here!