Knott's Soak City Waterpark

A $38.00 value - Included with your Go San Diego Card!

3/5 2 Reviews
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Gate Prices Adult $38.00
Child (3-12) $27.00

Knott’s Soak City is a 13-acre water adventure park immediately adjacent to Knott’s Theme Park. Whimsically themed to Southern California beach towns of the 1950s, Knott’s Soak City boasts 17 speed, tube and body slides! Pacific Spin features a six-story funnel, the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool, and the one-third-mile Sunset River.

The three-story Toyota Beach House boasts 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers, and other surprises! Designed for maximum family appeal, Gremmie Lagoon is a hands-on water playground for our pint-sized surfers.

It never rains in Southern California, so you will probably want to take advantage and soak up some rays while you're there! Bring the whole family along, because this is a refreshing way to spend a day in sunny Southern California!

Of course, there's plenty to do at Knott’s Soak City even if the idea of high-speed water rides gives you...ahem…"Knott's" in your stomach. Gremmie Lagoon is a safe place for young surf-enthusiasts to splash around carelessly. If you just want to let the kids do their thing and work on your tan, you can grab a float and cruise down the lazy river, lay out on one of the many water-side pool chairs, or rent a family cabana!

Knott’s Soak City provides lockers should you need to stash your valuables for the day. You'll most likely swim yourself hungry by mid-day, so the park offers a variety of refreshments and snack options, including Casa Ortega Burritos and Surf Daddy's Pizza. If you forget your towel, WipeOut! Surf Shop sells seasonal clothing, merchandise and souvenirs that will remind you of your aquatic excursion for years to come.

Don't let the heat keep you indoors in the A/C. Knott’s Soak City is one of the area's coolest attractions, and is well worth a visit. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Save on admission to Knott’s Soak City, plus San Diego's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go San Diego Card!

Getting In

Present your Go San Diego Card at the ticketing counter.


Open seasonally, May through mid-September.
Please visit the Knott’s Soak City Waterpark website for current hours of operation


Closed mid September through May. Check webste for updated schedule.


The Go San Diego Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the park all guests are welcome to stay until closing.


8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620-3200

Driving Directions

Across from Knott's Berry Farm.

Reviews for Knott's Soak City Waterpark

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Good for families
By Jen A from Carlsbad, CA on
Families, Sun, Swimming
A little older,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Soak City Waterpark:

It's fun - we had a great time. Water parks are great for the kids, especially tweens.

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Fun for summer
By Jacky from Aulander, NC on
Fun rides, Summer attraction, Weather is better there
A little older,
Best Uses:
Summer fun, Beat the heat,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Soak City Waterpark:

Great water park - fun & located in Chula Vista so it tends to be a little hotter there than downtown. I like it in the late fall when the crowds have thinned out before they close down for the year. A little older so it could use some updating, but overall it's clean and the rides are great.

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