Knott's Soak City
Inspired by the beach towns and surf culture of Southern California, Knott’s Soak City is a great way to beat the summer heat. From dueling tube slides to a relaxing lazy river and a children’s pool area, the whimsical water park is an essential Orange County summer experience for the whole family.
Visitors can choose from six 7-story water slides in the Shore Break area, or catch a wave in the 750,000-gallon wave pool. Sunset River allows for relaxation, while Gremmie Lagoon is an area exclusively for kids under 54 inches tall. Other top rides include the Malibu Run, the Wedge, and Banzai Falls. Book tickets in advance to guarantee entry, especially during hot and sunny periods and on weekends, and combine your visit with entry to neighboring Knott's Berry Farm.
Things to Know Before You Go
Be sure to take sunscreen, a towel, sunglasses, and flip-flops.
An admission ticket includes unlimited use of all water slides and activities for the day.
If you plan on also visiting Knott’s Berry Farm next door, save on admission costs with an advance-purchase combined entry ticket.
For a VIP experience, families and groups of up to eight guests can reserve shaded cabanas.
Knott's Soak City is accessible for wheelchair users, and water wheelchairs are available to borrow; speak to staff on the day to arrange.
How to Get There
Knott’s Soak City is adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, a 15-minute drive from Disneyland. It's also a 20-minute drive from John Wayne/Orange County Airport and just 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. The easiest way to arrive is by private vehicle.
When to Get There
The park is open only during the summer season, typically mid-May to September. Clear summer days, when the Southern California heat is at its peak, are usually the most crowded. Arrive early and book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Top Attractions at Knott's Soak City
Don't skip the classic Banzai Falls slide at Knott's Soak City or the family-friendly Beach House. Small children will be in their element at the Gremmie Lagoon, while thrill-seekers won't want to miss Laguna Storm Watch Tower. For further thrills, head over to the Old Man Falls and Shore Break, before taking it easy down the Sunset River.
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