Knott's Soak City Water Park in Buena Park, CA

8039 Beach Blvd.Buena Park, CA 90620
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Located in Buena Park, California, Knott’s Soak City Water Park offers a thrilling water adventure experience situated adjacent to Knott’s Theme Park. Guests can enjoy 13 acres of excitement, complete with a 750,000-gallon tidal wave pool; six-story tube and body slides; a lazy river; a three-story beach house; and a hands-on water playground with 200 water guns, sprayers, nozzles and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Buena Park Travel Experts
  • Sunset River is one of the largest lazy rivers in the world.
  • Dont forget sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towels and sandals.
  • Day lockers available for a fee.
  • No outside food or drinks allowed.
  • Personal float toys not allowed.
  • Cabana rentals available at the park.


from Knott's Soak City Water Park
Knott’s Soak City Waterpark kicks off with a splash this summer season! Orange County’s largest water parks is the perfect family destination to cool off during summer. This 15-acre water park located next to Knott's Berry Farm is open seasonally on select days from mid-May to early September. Shore Break will have guests climbing into an exhilarating Aqua Launch chamber which will send riders on a vertical free fall through a series of loops and curves. Enjoy the Tidal Wave Bay wave pool or the three story Beach House, featuring 200 water guns and slides. Soak City has undergone a 2-acre expansion, which includes new shaded seating areas, spacious cabanas and a newly remodeled Longboard’s Grill. The Wedge family raft ride, takes up to 6 riders on a thrilling and exhilarating trip through twists and turns and drops down the waterslide. Grab your swimming trunks and sunscreen for a fun day at Knott’s Soak City Waterpark before summer ends!

Parking is $20 autos and $25 Buses and RVs.

Reserve Los Angeles Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
Julio Rodriguez
Imperial, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family trip"
August, 2018
It is very good place to spend the day with family and is good price for it
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Tip: They can take ice chest whit water

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Daniel Rozich
Alta Loma, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
July, 2018
First time going to Soak City for me and my grandkids. Within the first hour, both grandkids said it was the best waterpark they have ever been to.
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Tip: Lockers are plentiful, securen and easy to get. Lounge chairs were abundunt.

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luis huerta
chino hills, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"More fun than disneyland!!!"
August, 2016
Had a blast!! Disney sucks!!! I paid40 compared to rip off disney 150 price!!!
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William Nickman
Alhambra, CA
1 Review
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"Stay cool on a hot day"
July, 2016
Relatives from AZ were visiting, and wanted to cool off. Soak City worked fine!
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Sharon Y.
Laughlin, NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Three days, Three parks"
June, 2016
My husband and I took our oldest and youngest grandchildren on vacation. We did three different parks. We had a blast there, the staff was awesome for encouraging the little ones to just be children. The five year old I was worried about. But as he put it " best vacation ever" he couldn't get enough of the wave pool or banzai ride. The ten year old did it all, as did my husband. Clean park, not long lines. Before we knew it,the park was closing. We had stayed all day. We had more fun there than Disneyland. We plan on doing this again at the end of summer. Thank you for My best vacation ever as well!!??????
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Tip: Any person of any age can and will have a blast

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Maria Prado
Las Vegas, NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
July, 2015
My two kids and I had a wonderful day!
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Tip: It's a great place to visit with the family....

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Manhattan Beach, California
"Decent for the price"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
Have you ever felt the need to want to enjoy a water park but didn't like expensive fees, traveling too far, or the water park was just too big? Soak city is a perfect alternative for those hot summer days. At times the crowd could be a little rough but for the price sometimesa couple of unruly people won't bother you. The food and ride selection is pretty decent for a water park. If I could change a few things about this place I would honestly be willing to pay extra money for special events such as night dive for those hot summer nights . Open for 21+ from 730 to 1am. I loved staying at hotels that did thinks like this the atmosphere was so much more enjoyable and who doesn't like a night swim. I would also suggest adding maybe a 21+ pool area if possible to detox from all the splashing and kids. Yes people come as families but also adults come out for the occasional fun. Other than that it is very fun. The wave pool may be my most favorite . In credible waves great space and over all fun
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London, United Kingdom
"Loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019
Came here for a chill out day in our marathon tour of California. If was lively enough without being to boisterous. Food and drinks weren't bad although the prices could have been better. Had dealing with the customer service and they were excellent.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 05, 2018
This is one of the best water parks I have been to in awhile. The slides are awesome. The wait in the lines were not that bad. The concession food was good. Parking was a bit crowded but very organized. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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"It was ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 03, 2018
I had not been here for a few years and after entering the park, discovered that there has been changes in the park which have made it more geared towards children vs older kids and adults. I think I will try a different park the next time.
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Haylie B
"Fun for everyone"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 02, 2018
We went to the water park and it was one of the only attraction parks we did attend in California. As someone who is not a major fan of rides and especially rides with water, I really enjoyed myself, its very child friendly, loads of lockers to keep your belongings, there were a lot of people when I attend but I assume it was due to the holidays so the wait for the rides were to be expected, it was a lot of fun. Also there are loads of sunbeds if you don't want to go in the water / you just want to chill out and sunbathe.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knott's Soak City Water Park

How much is parking?
Auto’s are $20 and Buses/RV’s are $25.

If I’m not swimming, do I have to pay?
All guests entering Soak City must pay an admission fee.

Can I bring a cooler or my own food into the park?
Outside food and/or beverages, glass containers, and coolers are restricted from entering Soak City. Small hand-held coolers not exceeding 12"x18" in size will be allowed that contain unopended water bottles or baby food only.

Do you have chairs or lounge chairs?
Chairs and lounge chairs are provided free of charge throughout the park and are available on a first come first served basis.

Can I bring my own floatation device?
Inner tubes are available free of charge at the tube slides, wave pool, and lazy river. The inner tubes must be left at those locations when not in use. If you would like your own personal inner tube, all-day tube rentals are available. Life jackets are available at no charge and are available in sizes from infant to adult. All personal life vests must be Coast Guard approved. No personal float toys are allowed.

What is the water temperature?
The regular water temperature ranges from 74-76 degrees.

What is proper swimwear?
Proper swimwear is required. Swimwear is defined as a one or two piece swimsuit. Pant, denim, thongs, or transparent clothing are not permitted. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear. Diaper dependent guests are required to wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatic use.

What should I remember to bring?
For your protection and comfort, Knott’s Soak City recommends you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towels and sandals. If you forget any one of these items, you can purchase them in our Wipeout Surf Shop inside the park.