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Knotts Soak City Hours and Attractions

Discover the fun you'll have at Soak City, plus operating hours and discounts!

In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of fun attractions at Knott's Soak City water park in Orange County, California! Visiting the Knott's Soak City water park is a great way to cool down when summer's heat makes you feel like melting! You can find out about current hours and discounts for Soak City on this page.

Knotts Soak City Locations...

...and FORMER locations

Picture: Soak City's water play area for toddlers and preschoolers, called Gremmie Lagoon

When is Knott's Soak City's operating season for 2015? Soak City in Buena Park opened in mid-May. and will close on September 13, 2015. Details of the park's hours of operation are listed below on this page.

The Palm Springs location of Soak City now has a new name---Wet 'n Wild! Although the Wet 'n Wild chain of water parks has now purchased Soak City Palm Springs, the park still looks very much the same as it did under Knott's ownership. The rides & slides have been refurbished. And for the future, Wet 'n Wild plans to expand the park's offerings. Wet 'n Wild is keeping the water park's season exactly the same as when it was a Knott's park---namely, it opens in mid-March and closes in October.

The San Diego/Chula Vista location of Soak City also has a new name---Aquatica! The Aquatica park is owned by SeaWorld, and has received a lush new landscaping of the grounds. New rides replace many of the old ones, and a new Australian theme has been used to decorate the park. Nevertheless, you'll still recognize the basic layout of the pools and slide from when the park was owned by Knott's Berry Farm.

Knotts Soak City Attractions

Picture: Knotts Soak City water slides called the Laguna Storm Watch Tower In the slide show at the top of this page, you were viewing pics of Soak City attractions at the Buena Park location. And on the rest of this page, you'll see pics of still MORE Soak City attractions. If any of the slide shows have quit running by the time you reach them, you may refresh this page to get them moving once again.

Attractions at the Buena Park Soak City include the following: (1) the Pacific Spin bowl ride, on which you'll use a raft which holds up to 4 people; (2) Old Man Falls, which is tall platform from which you may enter 3 different speed slides; (3) Malibu Run, which is a tall platform from which you may enter 4 different slides that you'll ride on an inner tube; (4) Laguna Storm Water Tower, a platform from which you can enter either single or double inner tube slides; (5) Banzai Falls, a 6-lane speed slide which you descend head-first while riding on special mats; (6) Tidal Wave Bay, the park's giant wave pool; (7) Sunset River, the park's attractive "lazy river" style floating ride; (8) Toyota Beach House, the park's water-play area for older kids and adults; (9) Gremmie Lagoon, the park's pool and play area for toddlers, preschoolers and young children.

Knott's Soak City Hours of Operation

2015 Soak City Buena Park/Orange County Hours

Picture: Soak City water slides fill the need for speed; this group of slides is called Old Man Falls The water park's schedule for the remainder of its 2015 is as follows:

---JUNE 2015 HOURS OF OPERATION: Soak City Buena Park opens daily during June,! Every day its opening time is at 10 am...but the water park has 2 different closing times during the rest of the month.

6 PM CLOSING TIME: On the following June dates, Knott's Soak City Buena Park closes at 6 pm. (These dates include both weekends and weekdays.) They are: June 14, 15, 16, 17.

7 PM CLOSING TIME: For the last part of June, Soak City Orange County closes at 7 pm. These dates are June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30.

---JULY 2015 Soak City hours: Every day during July, Soak City Buena Park's opening time is 10 am and its closing time is 7 pm. There are no exceptions.

---AUGUST 2015 SOAK CITY HOURS: Every day in August, 2015, Knott's Soak City in Buena Park will open at 10 am. However, there are 2 different closing times. 7 PM closing time: On the followiing dates, Soak City Buena Park will close at 7 pm: August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

6 PM closing time: For the entire rest of August, Soak City Buena Park will close at 6 pm. Here are the dates: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, & 31.

---SEPTEMBER 2015 SOAK CITY HOURS OF OPERATION: September is the month when students go back to school and vacationers leave for home. So, Soak City's dates and hours of operation slack off for the month of September. In fact, this year, Soak City OC is open only on NINE DATES! From September 1st thru Labor Day (September 7th,) the water park will open at 10 am & close at 6 pm. After Labor Day Monday, then Knott's Soak City will be closed on weekdays for the rest of the operating season.

On Saturday & Sunday, September 12th & 13th, hours will be from 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday, September 13th will be the last operating day for the Summer 2015 season at Knott's Soak City water park in Orange County.

2015 Soak City Orange Co. Ticket Prices and Discounts

SOAK CITY DISCOUNT TICKETS: How much do Soak City tickets cost? For Summer 2015, daily ticket prices are as follows: Adult/teen ticket will cost $38 at the gate. Junior & Senior tickets cost $27 each.

Here are some ways you can get cheaper tickets:

1.) Print-at-home discount tickets: Soak City tickets always cost more at the gate than online. Soak City will give you a special web-only discount simply for printing your ticket at home before you head to the water park. You may use the following links to the Knott's Soak City Orange County website.

2.) Ride 'n Slide combo ticket: If you'd like to visit both Soak City AND Knott's Berry Farm, you can get a good discount for buying both your tickets at the same time. You'll get a ticket that's valid at BOTH Knott's theme park AND Soak City water park. (They are across the street from one another.) You can hop back and forth from one to the other---which is actually quite necessary because you must visit both parks in ONE day with this ticket. You can get this ticket on the Knott's Soak City website.

3.) Season Pass Savings: If you love swimming and water activities, you may to visit Knott's Soak City again and again. Does this sound like YOU? If so, you'll save money in the long run if you get a Soak City season pass. The earlier you get your season pass, the more you save: remember that the water park closes inmid-September. If you purchase your Soak City Season Pass early, you can get it in time to use it the maximum number of days! On your 3rd Soak City visit, you will reach the "break-even" point, and all days after that will just be days that you're getting "for free!"

4.) AAA Discounts: If you're a member of the AAA automobile club, you may show your membership card at the Soak City ticket booths to receive a 20% discount on adult/teen tickets. (No discount is given for Junior or Senior tickets.

5.) Military Discount: You'll be able to get adult/teen tickets for a discount price of by showing your Military ID card at the Soak City ticket booths. For Summer 2015, this price is $31. No discount is available for Junior and Senior tickets.

6.) Costco discounts for Knott's Soak City: Costco sometimes offers discount tickets for the Knott's Soak City water parks. The Costco tickets can be used at either of the two California locations...Buena Park or Palm Springs. This special offer is available at some times...but not at others. However, if there IS a current Costco discount, you'll find it on the Theme Park Discounts page of the website. (If you DON'T see any Knott's discount listed, then that means it's not currently being offered at the time you're looking.)

7.) "Go Los Angeles" card/Buena Park location only: If you're a tourist who wants to see a wide variety of attractions in Southern California, you may be interested to know that a visit to Knott's Soak City is included with the Go Los Angeles card. You simply purchase a Go Card, then show it at the Soak City entrance booths. For free details of this program, please see the ad to your left.

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