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.
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 a combined entry ticket—which you must purchase in advance.
- For a VIP experience, families and groups of up to eight guests can reserve shaded cabanas.
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 is a 20-minute drive from John Wayne/Orange County Airport and 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport.
When to Get There
The park is open only during the summer season, typically mid-May to September. On clear summer days, when the Southern California heat is high, are usually the most crowded.