Knott’s Soak City Water Park

Knott’s Soak City Water Park, located adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm, is a separate seasonal 15-acre water-themed amusement park.

The location for the water park is Knott’s Soak City Beach Boulevard Beuna Park CA.

The water park boasts its entrance gate and offers visitors a collection of 23 exciting water slides, including the Shore Break, which features six distinct waterslide experiences and a thrilling family raft ride known as The Wedge.

The Soak City features a massive wave pool named Tidal Wave Bay, spanning 750,000 gallons of water, a Sunset River that is one-third a mile long.

The Beach House is a three-story attraction with 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other interactive elements. 

The Gremmie Lagoon offers interactive water play opportunities for younger children.

Usually open from mid-May until early September, it requires a separate admission ticket to gain entry. 

Like Knott’s Berry Farm, Tuesday through Thursday are the best time to visit Knott’s Soak City because these are often the least crowded days.

Knott’s Soak City is open from 20 May to 10 September 2023. The Knott’s Soak City hours are operational from 10 am to 5 pm.

Download the Knott’s Soak City map and plan around the water park rides, attractions, dining and shopping outlets.

Knott’s Soak City Height Restrictions

Knott’s Soak City Height Restrictions
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Knott’s Soak City ride height restrictions are:

Attraction Minimum height requirementOther restrictions
Gremmie Lagoonno minimumMaximum height – 54 inches (137 cm)
Sunset Riverno minimum42 inches (107 cm) to ride alone
Tidal Wave Bayno minimum42 inches (107 cm) to ride alone
Beach Houseno minimum
Laguna Storm Water Tower42 inches (107 cm)must wear a life vest – 42 to 48 inches (122 cm) 
The Wedge42 inches (107 cm)
Banzai Falls42 inches (107 cm)
Malibu Run48 inches (122 cm)
Old Man Falls48 inches (122 cm)
Shore Broke48 inches (122 cm)

Knott’s Soak City Age Requirement

Attraction TypeAge Requirements
Shallow pools, Gentle water feature, Smaller slidesYoung Children and Toddlers
Small slides and Water play structuresChildren (36 inches to 42 inches)
Larger water slides, Wave pools, Intense water ridesYouth (48 inches and taller)

To get in through Knott’s Soak City entrance, children below five years of age or those under 42 inches (107 cm) in height must be accompanied by an adult.

Individual rides and attractions inside the park hold different height requirements.

Knott’s Soak City rides

Knott’s Soak City has big rides and attractions, from thrilling high-speed waterslides to wave pools and one-foot lagoons for kids. 

Let’s learn more about Knott’s Soak City rides and attractions.

The Beach House

The Beach House, a three-story structure with over 200 water guns, nozzles, and sprayers, is a hit with visitors of all ages. 

The clanging noise signals the start of the excitement, with a giant bucket about to dump 500 gallons of water on the crowds below. 

The shallow puddle depth of a maximum of 6 inches makes it safe for all ages to enjoy getting sprayed or drenched. 

The slides in the Beach House are perfect for young kids not yet ready for the big thrills. They offer just the right speed and height and are a step above the beginner slides at Gremmie Lagoon.

Beach House
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Gremmie Lagoon

Gremmie Lagoon is a haven for small children who enjoy splashing around in the water. 

It is a scaled-down playground with a water depth reaching only one foot, making it safe for young ones. 

Modeled after some of the most thrilling Knott’s Soak City rides, toddlers can have their share of fun with the interactive octopus and climb aboard a miniature submarine. 

Kids and their parents can use sprinkling, soaking and splashing of oversized animals, ranging from sea creatures to land animals.

Gremmie Lagoon
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Malibu Run

Malibu Run is an exciting raft ride that promises an exhilarating experience to adventure seekers. 

With its over 39 feet high, the ride takes you through a series of choice waves that will give you an adrenaline rush. 

The ride features four individual-person inflatable tube slides – Drop Off, Heavy Swell, Rincon, and Wave Chaser – offering two distinct experiences. 

The two open-air slides provide views of the park, while the two fully enclosed, pitch-black tubes will leave you in complete darkness. 

Finishing in a 3-foot, 6-inch deep catch pool, the ride ensures a safe landing. 

With extreme thrills, this ride requires a minimum height of 48 inches.

Malibu Run
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Banzai Falls

The 41-foot-high Banzai Falls is one of those Knott’s Soak City rides that allow you to race down the slide with upto five friends.

With a high thrill level, the minimum height requirement for this ride is 42 inches barefoot.

Banzai Falls
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Laguna Storm House Tower

With three tube slides to choose from, namely Typhoon, Tornado, and Cyclone, the ride promises an adrenaline-pumping experience for all. 

You can choose between two inflatable rafts — single or double — to climb the 43-foot tower and start your adventure.

As you descend the twisting slides, be prepared for twists, turns and drops that will leave your heart racing. The slide ends in a 3-foot, 6-inch pool, where you can catch your breath and relive the excitement.

To avoid long queues, we recommend prioritizing visiting the ride just as the park opens.

Tidal Bay Wave 

If you want to taste the beach at Knott’s Berry Farm, head to the wave pool for an immersive experience. 

With 750,000 gallons of water, this wave pool is designed to create waves of varying sizes, from small ripples in the zero-drop shallow entrance to 4-foot waves in the 6-foot deep end.

You can jump in the waves like you’re at the beach and feel the ocean’s thrill while surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas where you can relax and chill out by the pool.

It’s the perfect spot to cool off, have fun and soak up the sun.

Tidal Wave Bay
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You are in for a thrilling experience as you go into the Aqua Launch chamber and feel your hearts racing as you prepare for the floor to drop out. 

You will fall a high-speed free-fall down a seven-story, 60-foot drop, navigating through a series of loops in darkness. 

This ride features two kinds of slides that will put your limits to the test. The two dueling tube slides are a favorite among visitors.

If you’re a fan of extreme water slides and looking for an unforgettable experience, Shore Break at Knott’s Berry Farm is a must-visit attraction. 

The minimum height requirement for the ride is 48 inches.

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The Wedge

This open-air family raft adventure can accommodate two to six people, allowing you to experience the excitement of navigating twists, turns and unexpected drops with your loved ones. 

The ride, ending in a 2-foot-deep catch pool, takes you through a series of dips and curves that will leave you excitedly screaming. 

The best part is that a conveyor belt brings the rafts to the top, so you don’t have to worry about climbing up.

Accessing this super long and famous family-friendly ride early in the day before the line forms is a good idea. The minimum height requirement is 42 inches. 

The Wedge
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Old Man Falls

If you’re up for an adrenaline-pumping experience, head to Old Man Falls and get ready to enjoy the ultimate water slide adventure.

This ride features three slides—Pipeline, Point Break and Riptide—each offering a unique and exhilarating drop from a height of 63 feet.

It’s worth noting that T-shirts are not allowed unless they are made of bathing suit material, and the minimum height requirement is 48 inches. 

Old Man Falls
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Sunset River

Sunset River is a 1,780-foot-long waterway that offers a destination of pure relaxation and delightful scenery. 

Whether you grab a tube or not, this Knott’s Soak City lazy river provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely ride around the water park.

With a maximum water depth of 2 feet and 6 inches, you can walk, swim, or float around the river. 

Children under 48 inches must wear life jackets, and those under 42 inches need supervision at all times. 

Sunset River
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Knott’s Soak City restaurants

There are two Knott’s Soak City dining options,

Longboard’s Grill

Longboard’s Grill restaurant offers cafeteria-style dining with a menu full of tasty options. 

Grilled burgers, hot dogs, fish and chips, chicken sandwiches, fresh salads and assorted wraps are just a few of the many mouth-watering choices. 

And with a variety of side options, including fries, mac and cheese and chips, there’s something to complement every meal.

Longboard’s Grill
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Portside Pizza

Portside Pizza restaurant is the perfect quick-service stop for hungry Soak City water park visitors. 

This restaurant is conveniently located near the entrance and serves delicious pizza, mouth-watering funnel cakes and refreshing salads. 

Whether you’re in the mood for a whole pizza or just a slice, Portside Pizza has got you covered. 

With a variety of options to choose from, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices, there is something for everyone. 

Portside Pizza
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Knott’s Soak City tickets

As mentioned, the water park requires a separate entry ticket from Knott’s Berry Farm theme park.

The Knott’s Soak City general admission ticket cost can range from $48 to $57 per person for everyone above the age of 3 years.

The Knott’s Season Pass includes admission to Soak City, so you will not have to purchase a separate ticket if you get the pass.

As mentioned, the water park requires a separate entry ticket from Knott’s Berry Farm theme park.

The Knott’s Soak City general admission ticket cost can range from $48 to $57 per person for everyone above the age of 3 years.

The Knott’s Season Pass includes admission to Soak City, so you will not have to purchase a separate ticket if you get the pass.

Knott’s Soak City Cabanas

Knott’s Soak City Cabanas
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If you want extra comfort and convenience during your visit to Knott’s Soak City water park, consider renting a cabana. 

Cabanas are available for rent at Shore Break, Gremmie Lagoon, Malibu, and the Wave Pool and can accommodate up to eight people. 

Each cabana has four lounge chairs, four chairs, a patio set with an umbrella and four inner tube rentals, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the water park in style. 

Season pass holders can save on select cabana rentals, making it an even more attractive option for those looking to elevate their water park experience.

There are also hotels near Knott’s Soak City. The best Knott’s Soak City hotels are:

  • Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriot Anaheim
  • Hotel Pepper Tree Boutique Kitchen Studios – Anaheim
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Buena Park
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Knott’s Soak City vs. Raging Waters

Knott’s Soak City vs. Raging Waters
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Knott’s Soak City is a separate 15-acre water park adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm with over 20 water-based attractions.

On the other hand, Raging Waters is part of a chain of water theme parks located in several US cities, including Sacramento, San Dimas and San Jose. 

Raging Waters Los Angeles is the largest water park on the west coast, boasting more and larger water rides than Knott’s Soak City. 

Raging Waters San Jose, a 23-acre aquatic park, boasts high-speed waterslides, a wave pool and an interactive themed water fort.

Unfortunately, no other Knott’s Soak City locations exist besides Buena Park, California.

Knott’s Soak City and Raging Water offer thrilling water rides and play areas for small children to splash and enjoy. 

These water parks are great destinations for families looking to have fun and cool off on a hot day.

The main difference between Knott’s Soak City and Raging Waters is their size and the types of water rides they offer.

Raging Waters might be a better choice if you’re looking for the ultimate water slide experience. 

Knott’s Soak City provides a more wholesome experience for those looking for a theme park adventure with some water time.


Below are some frequently asked questions about Knott’s Soak City.

How much are Knott’s Soak City tickets?

Knott’s Soak City general admission tickets cost around $58 per person. If you want unlimited visits to the park, you can get the Knott’s Soak City annual pass for around $24 per month. 

You can also look for Knott’s Soak City discount tickets for Knott’s Soak City promo code to get cheaper tickets.

When does Knott’s Soak City open?

Knott’s Soak City is a seasonal water park that opens in the summer, from around May to September. 

In 2023, the park will remain open from 20 May to 10 September.

Knott’s Soak City opening times are around 10 am, while Knott’s Soak City closing times vary between 6 pm and 7 pm.

Can you bring food into Knott’s Soak City?

According to Knott’s Soak City food rules, you cannot bring food into the water park.

Does a Knott’s Pass get you into Soak City?

The Gold Pass is the Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City season pass that allows unlimited entry to the water park.

The All Cedar Fair Platinum pass includes unlimited Knott’s Soak City visits.

How deep is the water at Knott’s Soak City?

Different attractions have different water depths. The wave pool has depths ranging from zero to six feet, while the lazy river has a maximum depth of 2 feet 6 inches. 

Does Soak City cost extra?

You must purchase Knott’s Soak City entrance tickets separately from Knott’s theme park tickets.

How many rides are in Soak City?

Knott’s Soak City boasts around 23 rides and attractions. 

The attractions include five water slides, a wave pool, a kid’s lagoon, a lazy river and an interactive play area. 

Check out Knott’s Rides page to know more.

Can I bring water into Soak City?

According to Knott’s Soak City food rules, you can only bring unopened or empty water bottles to the park.

Can I bring Hydroflask to Soak City?

You can bring a Hydroflask to Knott’s Soak City if it is empty. At Knott’s Soak City, alcohol is also prohibited to be brought from outside.

Can you do Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City in one day?

It is possible to do Knott’s theme park and Soak City in a day if you visit during the non-peak season or weekdays. 

Check out the Itinerary page to know more.

If you’re planning a Knott’s Soak City birthday party, make sure to check the Knott’s Soak City dress code beforehand to ensure everyone is appropriately dressed for the water park.

How much are the tube rentals at Soak City?

You can rent a tube at Knott’s Soak City for around $10 each. 

The tubes are available at the wave pool, the lazy river and rides that require a tube to ride.

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