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Beginning Friday, July 22, 2022, remaining in effect on Fridays and Saturdays until further notice.

  • Under this policy, all guests ages 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old to be admitted to the park.
  • The chaperone must present a valid photo ID with date of birth. One chaperone may accompany no more than three guests ages 17 or younger per day.
  • Chaperones must accompany their party during entry, remain with their party at all times during their visit to the park, and be available by phone throughout their stay.
  • Guests ages 17 years old or younger who are found inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection.

This chaperone requirement applies to all Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City Waterpark ticket and season passholders.

Overview on Knott’s Soak City

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Located across from Knott’s Berry Farm is a 15-acre-themed waterpark owned and operated by Knott’s Berry: Knott’s Soak City. Orange County’s largest waterpark, Knott’s Soak City is a beloved addition to Knott’s southern Californian resort. First opened on June 17, 2000, Knott’s themed waterpark drew a lot of attention for its size and for making Knott’s southern Californian resort a multi-day family holiday destination.

With a selection of 23 speed, tube, and body slides, a tidal wave pool, a lazy river, and much more, Knott’s Soak City is a water wonderland that can be thoroughly enjoyed by guests of all ages. The rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City range from thrilling and adrenaline-filled to kid-friendly so the entire family can find something to do.

Besides slides, Knott’s Soak City also features a 1780-foot lazy river, a 750,000-gallon wave pool, and a large, interactive playground complex complete with water guns, splash buckets, and small-scale waterslides. There are so many attractions at Knott’s Soak City that guests can easily spend the entire day splashing around and may not even get to everything there is to do.

Knott’s Soak City is themed after 1950s southern Californian beach towns and provides the full resort experience with cabana rentals, on-site restaurants, and nearby hotels so that you can enjoy everything at your pace – whether for a day or a weekend.

The park is open from mid-May through to the end of September allowing a large window to enjoy everything this fun-filled Knott’s Berry Farm waterpark has to offer. With a large selection of attractions and amenities to fill a day with thrill, excitement, and watery fun, make Knott's Soak City your next family holiday destination. Book your discount tickets with Funex and save up to $16 per discount ticket – that's over 25% off regular admission! Buy your discount Knotts Soak City tickets today to get the best savings!

History of Knott’s Soak City

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The history of Knott’s Soak City begins with the history of Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s Berry Farm was America’s first theme park and got its beginnings as a humble, roadside farm and market.

The Knott family would move to Buena Park, California in the 1920s and with the help of a cousin who was an experienced berry farmer, the Knott Family would lease land and begin to farm berries.

By 1923, the Knott Family had a large enough crop to begin selling their berries from a roadside stand on a nearby avenue. At the stand, they would sell berries as well as jams and pies made from their home-grown berries. As business and their crops grew – so did the stand. By 1927 the Knott Family purchased the land, built a house, and made a permanent shop to replace their roadside stand. Their new shop was named Knott’s Berry Place.

Even as the Great Depression began to take hold of America, the Knott Family continued to grow their farm and business. After expanding their land and business the Knott Family decided to investigate claims of a newly created berry which was a fusion between raspberries, loganberries, and blackberries made by a local berry farmer named Rudolph Boysen. Mr. Boysen had abandoned the idea but allowed the Knott family to continue the experiment.

A year later and the Knott family had grown massive berries which they dubbed Boysenberries after the original creator. After this successful experiment, they created products using the Boysenberries which became a smash hit, further propelling the family into the public eye.

Add in Cordelia Knott’s, Walter’s wife, deliciously famous fried chicken dinner which became the center of a public frenzy and a restaurant, and their daughter Virginia's small trinket shop and suddenly the Knott Family Farm became a franchise.

By 1940, Knott’s Berry Farm grew even more popular with the addition of attractions as well as the main street, styled after the Old West where patrons waiting to eat Cordelia’s food would peruse and shop. Walter’s Ghost Town was a hit and quickly became a hotspot for locals and tourists alike.

Slowly but surely, the Knott Family incorporated rides, shows, and attractions into their farm which only proved to further their popularity. Thus, Knott’s Berry Farm theme park was born.

Many of the first rides were themed after the Wild West, from a wooden rollercoaster to a Calico train ride and a Calico Mine ride. However, as the park grew, Knott’s Berry Farm ventured from the Old West and started incorporating different themes as well.

This is where the idea for Knott’s Soak City began to form. The waterpark itself was built years before it would be acquired by Knott's Berry Farm but once owned, they would expand 4 extra acres of slides to the park grounds.

Knott’s Soak City waterpark came in response to the flood of waterparks in the world as more and more amusement park companies began to expand their parks into a complete family holiday multi-park destination. Big theme park companies such as Universal and Disney had begun this process in the decade before, and so it makes sense that America’s first theme park would soon follow suit.

After planning and development, Knott’s Soak City waterpark opened its doors on June 17, 2000. Opened as a seasonal waterpark, Knott’s Soak City welcomes guests anywhere from late May to early September.

Today, Knott’s soak city waterpark and the adjacent Knott’s Berry Farm have created a Buena Park, a Californian multi-park holiday destination that receives around 4 million visitors every year. The classic Knott’s Berry Farm has been a beloved holiday destination for families for generations, while Knott’s Soak City has added a thrilling, watery element to the fun. The addition of the Knott’s Soak City has forever solidified Knott’s Berry Farm as a multi-day, multi-park destination for families looking for a holiday they won’t soon forget. Buy your discount Knotts Soak City tickets today to get the best savings!

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What to Expect at Knott’s Soak City

Knott’s Soak City is located just across from Knott’s Berry Farm and sprawls across 15 acres. Once you enter the park you are met with a large fountain and various shops, a lifeguard hut, and amenities. Move a bit further into the park and you enter the main grounds which house the Sunset River – Knott's lazy river that intersects the park in half. On the far side, you’ll find the large Tidal Wave Bay and a selection of slides while on the closer side you’ll find three different slide complexes.

There are three different restaurants and snack shops located within the waterpark ensuring that you can spend the entire day at Knott’s Soak City without having to leave. The restaurants are located throughout the park – one pizza shop, one grill, and one food hut – and can be located on the park map. Some of the dining options are take and go while others can be enjoyed from the outdoor seating areas located just out front. Read more about the dining options available at Knott’s Soak City further down.

Do note that the rides, attractions, and dining options are accessible with your discount Knotts Soak City tickets.

If you’ve forgotten anything at home and don’t realize it until you get to the park, don’t fret as there is also a lovely shop located near the entrance of the waterpark. You can purchase sunscreen, beach towels, and even sandals should you need them. There is also Knott’s Soak City memorabilia available for purchase at this surf shop so you can buy trinkets and souvenirs to remember the wonderful day you had at the waterpark.

The waterpark itself has its pools, attractions, and slides laid out lavishly with a bit of room between each, but not so far apart that it makes the waterpark hard to walk. Instead, you’ll find the main attractions split onto either side of the park grounds with the extensively long lazy river intersecting the park. The wave pool is at the southeast corner of the park and the thrilling slide complex is at the northwest corner – all included in your discount Knotts Soak City tickets.

A great way to tackle the park is to do the thrilling slides first, especially if you go during the mornings when the lines are shorter than busier times of the day, then head to the lazy river to lounge around for a bit before heading back to the slides. Then when you need a break from fast-paced action, head to the Tidal Wave Bay so you can splash around the waves for the rest of the day, or before you head back to your favorite slides for another go.

If you want a place to put your stuff and have a central meeting place for your friends and family, then consider renting one of the Cabanas that line the wave pool. Settle down in the shade on comfy seating and watch as the waves from Tidal Wave Bay pummels guests over and over again. The rental shop is right near the wave pool and you can also rent tubes from there should you need them. There are also a handful of cabanas available near one of the slide complexes if you’d prefer to watch people race down the slides.

The park is expansive and has a distinct 1950s Californian beach town theme. There is a bridge spanning across the lazy river that will take you across the park or to different slide and splash park areas that you and your kids will thoroughly enjoy. The park’s layout ensures that you’re never bored and gives the illusion of being a large amusement park with different areas so it's easy to spend an entire day exploring.

Slides at Knott’s Soak City

There are a total of 23 different slides available to try out at Knott’s Soak City (accessible and included in your discount Knotts Soak City tickets) – some are kid-friendly while others can only be stomached by the adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers of the park. Some of the slides below are a set of four or are a trio of slides, and when all counted up, guests have access to nearly 2 dozen different slide options. We’ve listed them all below:

Banzai Falls

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A set of 6 slides, the Banzai Falls thrilling, fast-paced body slide that allows visitors to race against their friends down to the bottom. Visitors climb up the slide stairs until you reach the beginning of the slide located 41 feet up, then you hop on the mat face first, tuck into the slide, and go.

The slide features three humps going down that slow you down a bit before thrusting you over the lip and down in what is a thrilling, butterfly-inducing ride. Get to slide down with your discount Knotts Soak City tickets!

Beach House Slides

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Attached to the Beach House splash complex, the Beach House Slides are perfect for smaller children looking to slide at a slower pace – however, the slides are still fast enough to be enjoyed by all ages.

Climb onto the playground complex, choose one of the slides from the first, second, or third story, and get ready to have a slippery good time.

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Laguna Storm Watch Tower

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The Laguna Storm Watch Tower is a swirling trio of 43-foot-high slides that’ll take you through tight twists and swirling turns before dumping you out at the bottom.

Grab a friend or go by yourself as you climb to the top of the watch tower. The staff will set you up on the raft at the mouth of the tub and send you flying down through the tunnel of the slide in what is sure to be a thrilling ride.

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Malibu Run

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The Malibu Run is a set of winding slides that start from 39 feet high and send you through twists, turns, and drops before ending in a pool. This exciting raft ride has several variations including open flumes, enclosed tunnels, and ultra-dark flumes for an even more thrilling ride.

Climb to the sky-high platform, board a tube with or without a friend, and prepare yourself to race down a butterfly-inducing waterslide before shooting across the pool at the bottom.

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Old Man Falls

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Old Man Falls provides the ultimate thrill as you drop from staggering heights at adrenaline-inducing speeds. To try out this gravity-defying drop waterslide guests have to climb up the stairs to the 63-foot-tall platform before lying on their back, tucking into the ride, and shooting down.

The minimum height requirement is 4 feet making this slide open to tweens and teens with discount Knotts Soak City tickets if they’re willing to take the plunge.

Shore Break

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Shore Break is a set of four launch waterslides that call only to the brave. This adrenaline-filled adventure slide begins with you climbing to the sky-high platform and into the state-of-the-art aqua launch chambers. Count do wn with the lifeguard before the floor drops and you’re sent on a seven-story freefall before racing down slopes, twists, and loops.

This slide also has dueling tubes that will have you racing side-by-side with other riders as you plunge to the bottom, so grab your friend and your discount Knotts Soak City tickets and place your bet as to who will reach the bottom first.

The Wedge

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The Wedge is a thrilling, family-friendly, open-air raft waterslide that will have you cruising and careening up the sides of the slide while racing towards the bottom. Hop aboard a 6-person raft and attempt to navigate the slippery twists, heart-racing turns, and butterfly drops before being dumped into the pool at the bottom.

The Wedge operates with a conveyor belt raft system so you don’t need to bring up your raft, instead, you and up to 5 others can climb aboard at the top and be launched down the slide for wet, thrilling, fun.

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Pools at Knott’s Soak City

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A waterpark wouldn’t be complete without these two key pools – a Lazy River and a Wave Pool, accessible with your discount Knotts Soak City tickets! Luckily for you, Knott's Soak City has both, and each is large, modern, and tons of fun. Below are the pools you can expect to find at Knott’s Soak City:

Sunset River

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No waterpark is ever truly complete without a lazy river. Lazy Rivers are winding pools that eventually circle round in an endless loop as the water is propelled by currents created by jets. Meaning all you need to do is sit back and let the current take you round and round the pool.

Knott’s Soak City Sunset River is the park's 1780-foot-long lazy river where guests are invited to relax on one of the multicolored tubes and let the walking-pace current take them along. The perfect place to take a much-needed break from the thrill and bustle of the rest of the park, guests can find refuge in the gentle flow of the Sunset River while taking in the beautiful scenery.

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Tidal Wave Bay

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Soak City brings the best parts of the ocean inland with Tidal Wave Bay. This large, state-of-the-art wave pool holds 750,000 gallons of water allowing you and your friends to spread out and catch waves either in person or on a tube.

Whether you ride the waves, bodysurf, or just enjoy the ebb and flow of the pool, you are guaranteed to love the fun and thrill provided by the pool's 4-foot waves and your discount Knotts Soak City tickets. The deeper you go into the pool the more intense the waves which make Tidal Wave Bay a thrilling experience for the whole family.

For little kids, they can still enjoy the waves in the shallow end once they’ve died down to only ripple making Tidal Wave Bay a family-friendly pool experience. You can also be double sure of your and your family's safety as people smaller than 52 inches are required to wear a lifejacket ensuring the safety of the children.

Attractions at Knott’s Soak City

Attractions don’t quite fit into the pools and slide categories of a waterpark but are nonetheless needed to make a truly spectacular water wonderland. Both of these are geared towards kids, helping make Knott’s Soak City a premier family holiday destination. Below we’ve described what you can expect from the waterparks splash park and kids' lagoon:

Beach House

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The Beach House is a splash park/playground open-air complex that spans three levels of wonderfully wet, splashing fun for the entire family. Whether you wait under the large splash bucket to rain down a heavy wash of water or try out the different slides on the different levels, you and your kids are sure to have a blast.

Complete with sprinklers, water guns, and guzzling splash buckets, there is no shortage of mischief and good-natured fun to do at the Beach House. The slides range from kid-friendly to larger slides that even adults will enjoy going down so make sure to spend some time there yourself rather than sending your kids to have all the fun.

Gremmie Lagoon

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Perfect for the little ones in the group, Gremmie Lagoon is a kid's centered pool and playground where pint-sized can enjoy water slides and pools at their own pace. Children will love the interactive octopus, miniature submarine, and the slides that drop them into the puddle deep pool.

Gremmie Lagoon also has some great splash toys which the kids and parents are sure to thoroughly enjoy alongside the oversized animals and shapes built into the lagoon.

Dining at Knott’s Soak City

One of the great things about spending a family holiday at Knott’s Soak City is that you don’t have to leave the park or interrupt your visit to fuel up between the slides, lazy river, and wave pool. There are two great restaurants and one snack stand where you can get your fill of classic American meals located right in the park so you don’t have to leave and worry about proper dining attire and getting back into the park. This makes it super easy to enjoy a full day at the water wonderland of Knott’s Soak City with your discount Knotts Soak City tickets.

Longboards Grill

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The Longboards Grill at Knott’s Soak City is located in the Northeast section of the park near the Malibu Run set of slides. Serving up a fine selection of American Classic dishes such as burgers, chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs, you can get your fill of classic amusement park foods at Longboards Grill.

If you need to escape the sun for a bit, you’ll be pleased by the indoor seating options available at the grill – all appropriately themed after California surf culture. There is also outdoor seating available in case indoor seating fills out.

One of three great dining options, Longboard’s Grill makes for a great spot to rest and have a sit-down meal with your family and friends before going back to the great activities waiting for you in Knott’s Soak City with your discount Knotts Soak City tickets.

Portside Pizza

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Everyone loves a good slice of pizza – whether you’re stopping in for a full meal complete with salad and funnel cakes or you just need a quick slice to get you to your next meal there is nothing better than a good, greasy slice of pizza. Portside Pizza caters to your tastebuds with a great selection of classic pizza flavors as well as an assortment of sides and desserts to choose from.

Portside Pizza is great for a quick bite to eat if you don’t want to be too full before heading back out onto the slides and rides. You can find Portside Pizza right near the entrance to Knott’s Soak City, next to the surf shop.

Surf Daddy’s Food Hut

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Surf Daddy’s Food Hut is a great stop for snacks and drinks that you can enjoy while watching guests race down slides and tackle the wave pool. Located just across from Tidal Wave Bay, the stand is great for quick snacks in between slide rides.

Where is Knott’s Soak City located?

Knott’s Soak City Water park is located next to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. You can find them at:

8200 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620, United States

When is Knott’s Soak City Open?

Knott’s Soak City Waterpark is open from May 21st, 2022. Separate admission will be required.

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Tips for Visiting Knott’s Soak City

Whether it’s your first time visiting a waterpark of this caliber or you just want the best tips to make the most of your time at Knott’s Soak City, we’ve got you covered. Below are our top 10 tips for visiting Knott’s Soak City:

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  2. Bring SPF

    The Californian sun is hot and the park is entirely outdoors, so it’s very important that you pack a lot of SPF with you. Packing a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher will keep you and your skin safe from the harmful UVA/UVB rays.

    The best practice is to apply your sunscreen before heading to Knott’s Soak City, either in the hotel room or in the car ride over. This will allow the sunscreen to really settle in the skin and will ensure that your skin is protected from the first moment you step into Knott’s Soak City.

    Another key practice is to continually reapply every hour or so during your stay at the waterpark. After spending some time in the wave pool or the lazy river or cruising down the 2 dozen slides, your sunscreen will begin to wear down so it’s best to reapply as much as you can.

    If you forgot your sunscreen at home or you find yourself running low after you and your family get covered up, then you can simply head to the Wipeout Surf Shop located next to the entrance of Knott’s Soak City where you can stock up on sunscreen and even hats, sandals, and beach towels.

  3. Stay Hydrated at Knott’s Soak City

    It’s easy to get carried away with the fun of the watery wonderland of Knott’s Soak City and forget to drink water – especially since you’re surrounded by water the entire day. However, Knott’s Soak City is an outdoor waterpark meaning you’ll be under the hot Californian sun all day long, and suffering heat/sunstroke in the middle of your fun family holiday will put a damper on your trip. So, carry a water bottle around with you and make sure to get a few good glasses of cool H20 while eating at one of the on-site restaurants.

    There are fountains located around the park for your convenience should you need to refill a water bottle. If you’ve forgotten a water bottle or aren’t keen to refill your plastic water bottle then head to the Wipeout Surf Shop where you can find plenty of water to keep you hydrated.

  4. Arrive Early

    The early bird gets the worm and the early park-goers get fewer lines for slides, more room in the tidal wave pool, and get dibs at the best cabana seats in the house. It does pay to arrive at the park early – you won’t have to fend off crowds and if you plan your meals accordingly you can usually dodge the hottest points of the day.

    A lot of the rentals at Knott’s Soak City are on a first-come-first-serve basis too so if you want a locker, floatation jacket, and cabana you’ll want to head to the rental stand as soon as you can. The chance to rent any of these amenities is better when you arrive early at the waterpark rather than wait until the afternoon when the park is at its busiest.

  5. Wear the right swimsuit

    Wearing the right swimsuit is integral to enjoying your time at Knott’s Soak City. You’ll want to wear something comfortable, and appropriate, and that follows Knott’s Soak City’s guidelines. Swimming wear with metal ornamentation, zippers, snaps, and buttons will stop you from going on most of the slides for safety reasons – so if you don’t want to be turned away, make sure to read up on the Knott’s Soak City Appropriate Attire guide before going to the waterpark.

    Knott’s Soak City has some guidelines for appropriate attire while visiting their water park. Some key guidelines are:

    • One or two-piece bathing suits

    • No thongs, denim, transparent materials

    • No metal ornamentation on the swimsuit (this can pose a hazard to yourself, others, and the park property while going on slides, in the lazy river, or the wave pool).

    • No aqua shoes

    • There are a few more that you can check out using the link above, but follow these guidelines listed and rules and you’ll be sure to make the most of your visit to Knott’s Soak City.

  6. Wait 30 minutes after eating

    When meal times come round and you and your family stop to grab something to eat, whether, at Longboard’s Grill or Portside Pizza, you’ll be full in no time with the great selection of classic American food such as pizza, chicken sandwiches, wraps, and salads. However, it’s important to let your food digest a bit before heading back into the fray, so to speak.

    Lounge down on a cabana, walk around the park or peruse the surf shop – whatever you do, make sure to take at least 30 minutes before heading back into the water. This ensures that you and other patrons are safe while enjoying all the fun that Knott’s Soak City has to offer.

  7. Check the Weather before coming to Knott’s Soak City

    Although California is known for its sunny days and beachy vibes, that doesn’t exempt it from a few rain showers and storms throughout the season. Knott’s Soak City does not issue refunds due to inclement weather – meaning that if it storms, you won’t be able to get a refund for your discount tickets. So, you’ll want to be sure to check what the weather will be like on the day you intend on going to the waterpark.

    This may seem like kind of a stickler policy, however storms in California are few and far between so you shouldn’t have to be too worried about less-than-ideal weather interrupting your family fun at Knott’s Soak City. However, even if it does rain, it probably won’t rain all day and thus, shouldn’t stop you from taking full advantage of all the fun that Knott’s Soak City has prepared for you. Plus, you’ll probably find fewer crowds during a day of rain at the park.

    Of course, if it properly storms, you may be forced to vacate the park either in one of the restaurants or surf shops as it's dangerous to be in water or up high on metal structures during a lightning storm. Again, the storm probably wouldn’t last long and shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a fun-filled day at the waterpark.

  8. Check out the safety restrictions and requirements on the waterslides

    This rule is important for those with smaller children, teens, and even adults with special needs as you’ll want to be sure to be informed on whether certain waterslides are safe and accessible to them. Read up on heigh restrictions, supervision requirements, and safety regulations on the Knott’s Soak City website – just click on the specific ride or attraction you want to know about and the information will be available at the bottom of the page.

    This will allow you to gauge how many slides and rides are available to be enjoyed by certain members of your family. The slides at Knott’s Soak City are diverse in thrill level too – making most family-friendly that everyone can enjoy. However, more intense rides such as Shore Break and Old Man Falls require that you be above a certain height, ability, and weight in order to ride the slide.

    So best practice is to head to the Rides and Experiences section of the Knott’s Soak City website where you can access the rider safety information for all rides and attractions at the waterpark. This also allows you to plan how much time you’ll spend in the park and how to best break up your visit between slides, pools, and meals.

  9. Read up on the Rules at Knott’s Soak City

    To be fully prepared for your fun-filled day at Knott’s Soak City, and to ensure no complications during your entry and stay in the park, you’ll want to make sure you read up on the rules for the waterpark. This prepares you with what to expect and will make your time at Knott’s Soak City Easier. You can find the full list of rules for Knott’s Soak City on their official website, but we’ll go through a few key rules to keep in mind while visiting the water park.

    First off – make sure that you don’t bring in any prohibited items. These items include glassware, shatter-able materials, water toys, whistles, snorkeling gear, and personal floaties that are not permitted inside the park. Leaving these items at home will ensure your entry into the park.

    You also aren’t allowed to bring large coolers, outside food and glass drinks, radios, megaphones, tents, and pop-up playpens.

    Second – the only outside beverage you’re allowed in the park is water and/or sports drinks. Any outside food, snacks, and drinks are strictly prohibited.

    Third – once already at Knott’s Soak City, you’ll want to be sure to follow the signage located at each attraction and located in and around the park. There is no diving allowed at any of Knott’s Soak City attractions and there is no running or boisterous activity allowed on park grounds. This ensures your safety from falling, scraping, and injuring yourself. These types of rules will be listed on signs around the park so make sure to pay attention to them during your time at Knott’s Soak City.

    Fourth – this one is probably obvious but needs to be said regardless; keep a close eye on your small children while in the waterpark. There are a lot of areas that can be unsafe for small children to be near unattended including the lazy river, wave pool, and slide structures. It’s important that all families keep a close eye on small children, even if they are wearing life jackets and floatation devices.

    Also, the waterpark can become crowded especially during busier times in the afternoon and evenings making it easy to lose sight of your kids. This can be avoided by planning ahead, arriving early, and having meals during busier times in the park.

    These are the general rules that when followed will ensure you have a safe, fun, and exciting time at Knott’s Soak City. Abiding in these guidelines will also ensure an easier time entering the park grounds and enjoying your time there. For a more detailed look at the rules, head to Knott’s Soak City website for the full list of rules.

  10. Keep a Knott’s Soak City Park map with you

    Whether you save it on your phone, print it off of the website here, or grab a map while entering the park, having a detailed guide to the park is a must for a smooth visit. You can mark meet-up spots in case the group gets separated, plan your way around the park, or can just keep track of where everyone is.

    Having a park map with you also helps you save time as you don’t have to walk around the large waterpark while trying to find certain amenities – you can quickly locate the washrooms, change rooms, restaurants, and shops using the legend on the map.

    This also is a great safety tip; in case of emergencies, you know where you can go for first aid and help. You should make sure that everyone with you, especially smaller kids, knows where they can go if they get hurt or need help – which you can do with the map or point out on your way into the park.

Frequently Asked Questions about Knott’s Soak City :

  1. Are reservations required despite having discount Knotts Soak City tickets?

    No, Reservations are not required. However, you will need a valid Knotts Soak City ticket in order to enter the park. Save time and money by purchasing your discount Knotts Soak City tickets ahead of time and save up to 26% per discount ticket.

  2. Do I have to print out my discount Knotts Soak City ticket?

    There’s no need! You can show your discount tickets on your mobile phone, and you’ll be good to go.

  3. When will I receive my discount Knotts Soak City tickets?

    When purchasing through FunEx, you’ll receive your Soak City tickets instantly after purchase. Your discount tickets will be emailed to you along with your receipt.

  4. Is there free parking at Knott’s Soak City?

    There is available parking at Knott’s Berry Farm, which costs $20 for cars and motorcycles and $25 for RVs and buses.

  5. How much do discount Knotts Soak City tickets cost?

    When buying through FunEx, Knotts Soak City tickets cost $44 vs. $60 gate price. You’ll get to save up to $16.

  6. What can I not bring to Knott’s Soak City?

    Some items not allowed in the park are radios and stereos, luggage, and large coolers (larger than 1’x1’x1’).

  7. What if I lose or leave something behind?

    If you happen to lose or forget something while visiting Knott’s Soak City, you can submit an online request on their website. Someone will contact you if your item is found.

  8. What happens if I get hurt?

    There is a first aid station with trained nurses in Ghost Town.

  9. Are outside food and drinks allowed at Knott’s Soak City?

    Unfortunately, outside food and beverages are not permitted except in sealed water bottles. They also make exceptions for medication and food needed for medical reasons. If you bring your own food, there is a picnic area outside the entrance.

  10. What are prohibited items that can’t be brought to Knott’s Soak City?

    Below is a complete list of items that guests are prohibited from bringing into Knott’s Soak City:

    • Glassware and other materials that can shatter easily

    • Whistles, megaphones, radios, water toys, inflatable assists,

    • Face masks, snorkels, fins, personal floatation devices,

    • Outside food and beverages (more info read above FAQ)

  11. Are there alcoholic beverages available?

    You can purchase beer and wine throughout the Soak City Waterpark from park vendors.

  12. Is smoking allowed?

    No, smoking is prohibited within park areas.

  13. What is the appropriate attire?

    Knott’s Soak City requires guests to wear proper swimwear (One- or two-piece suit). Thongs, denim, pants, and transparent clothing are not allowed.

  14. Are there lifeguards at the waterpark?

    Yes, Knott’s Berry Farm Waterpark has trained lifeguards at every park’s attraction.

  15. Are lifejackets available?

    Yes, there are life jackets available, and are complimentary.

Last updated August 3, 2022.

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