Knott's Soak City

Coordinates: 33°50′27″N 117°59′42″W / 33.840881°N 117.994888°W / 33.840881; -117.994888
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Knott's Soak City
33°50′27″N 117°59′42″W / 33.840881°N 117.994888°W / 33.840881; -117.994888
OwnerCedar Fair
OpenedJune 17, 2000
Previous namesKnotts Soak City USA
Operating seasonMay — September
Water slides23 water slides
Children's areasA single children's area

Knott's Soak City is a seasonal

CNL Lifestyle Properties


The chain's first water park opened in Buena Park under the name Soak City U.S.A. on June 17, 2000. It is located east of Knott's Berry Farm and occupies 13 acres (5.3 ha) near the Knott's main parking lot and Independence Hall replica.

Name Description Height Requirement
Banzai Falls A six-lane family Mat Racer water slide. Over 42"
Beach House A children's area that features three stories of interactive water guns, nozzles, faucets and other surprises. Every five minutes the water bucket dumps 500 gallons of water on everyone below.
Beach House Slides Two children water slides connected to the Toyota Beach House. Over 42"
Gremmie Lagoon A small children's area featuring slides and play areas. Under 54"
Laguna Storm Water Tower A slide complex featuring three enclosed slides, 43 feet (13 m) high. Over 42"(Under 48" must wear a life vest)
Malibu Run A slide complex, 39 feet (12 m), featuring four adventurous slides named Dropoff, Wave Chaser, Heavy Swell, and Rincon. Over 48"
Old Man Falls A slide complex, 63 feet (19 m) high, featuring three speed slides named, Pipeline, Point Break and Riptide. Over 48"
Shore Break Opened 2017; Multi-Slide Complex featuring four capsule slides and two dueling tube slides, Similar to identical installations at Kings Island, Carowinds, Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Cedar Point, Worlds of Fun, and California's Great America. Over 48"
Sunset River A 1,780-foot-long (540 m) lazy river. Over 48" or 42" with an adult (Under 48" must wear a life vest)
Tidal Wave Bay A 750,000-gallon wave pool. Over 42" or with an adult (Under 52" must wear a life vest)
The Wedge Opened 2017; Six guests at a time will descend down navigating twists and turns and surprise drops. Over 42"

Former Attractions

Name Date opened Date closed Description
Pacific Spin 2006 2016 A
ProSlide Tornado
water slide with a drop of 75 feet (23 m) into a six-story funnel. It was replaced by The Wedge in 2017.

Former Knott's Soak City locations

San Diego

The chain's third water park was located in Chula Vista. It opened in 1997 under the name White Water Canyon. On November 20, 2012, Cedar Fair announced it had sold its San Diego Soak City park to SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. The park reopened as Aquatica San Diego on June 1, 2013.[1]

In Late-2019, it was announced that the park would be re-themed as Sesame Place San Diego for the 2021 season. On September 12, 2021, Aquatica San Diego closed for its final season, with Sesame Place San Diego opening in March 2022.

Palm Springs

The chain's second water park was located in

CNL Lifestyle Properties. The park was allowed to operate under the Soak City name for the until the end of the 2013 season.[2] CNL Lifestyle Properties operated the park as Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs until 2018, when it was sold again to Pono Acquisition Partners I, LLC. The park was closed and demolition began in 2019 for transformation into the Palm Springs Surf Club, which was forecasted to open in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it to 2022.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Weisberg, Lori (November 20, 2012). "Soak City to become a SeaWorld water park". Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "Cedar Fair Sells Palm Springs Water Park To CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc". Market Watch (Press release). August 14, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Photos: Work underway on Palm Springs Surf Club surf park". The Desert Sun. October 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Thropay, Caitlin (February 26, 2020). "Update on surf parks popping up around the Coachella Valley". KESQ. Retrieved March 22, 2020.

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