Knott's Soak City in Buena Park, CA

8039 Beach Blvd.Buena Park, CA 90620
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TripAdvisor user rating 3.50 out of 5 Based on 407 reviews


Located in Buena Park, Knott’s Soak City is a thrilling California water park just steps away from Knott’s theme park. Enjoy 15 acres of excitement complete with a 750,000-gallon tidal wave pool, a seven-story tube and body slides, a lazy river, and a three-story beach house featuring 200 water guns, sprayers, nozzles and more.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Buena Park Travel Experts
  • Sunset River is one of the largest lazy rivers in the world.
  • Appropriate swimwear is required, like one- or two-piece swimsuits, rash guards, and specially designed attire made from lycra or nylon-type materials. Thongs and transparent clothing are not permitted.
  • Capture all the fun with your camera, cell phone, or video recording device, but please note that these items are prohibited on any water slide or attraction, changing area, or restroom.
  • Only cashless payments are accepted throughout the water park, such as credit or debit cards and Apple or Google Pay. You can also convert your cash into a prepaid card at their cash-to-card kiosks.
  • Height, weight, and safety requirements are posted at the entrance of each water attraction.
  • Service animals are welcome into the waterpark, but they are not allowed in the water attractions.
  • Guests who require diapers should wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatic use.
  • Life jackets are required for guests under 48 inches at certain water attractions. Only Coast Guard-approved life jackets are permitted.


from Knott's Soak City Water Park
Knott’s Soak City Water Park kicks off with a splash this summer season! Orange County’s largest water parks are the perfect family destination to cool off during the summer. This 15-acre water park located next to Knott's Berry Farm is open seasonally on select days from mid-May to early October.

Soak City boasts 23 speed, tube and body slides including Shore Break featuring 6 different waterslide experiences:
  • The Wedge, thrilling family raft ride;
  • Tidal Wave Bay Wavepool, the 750,000-gallon:
  • Sunset River, a one-third-mile;
  • The three-story Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other interactive surprises

Knott's Berry Farm water park has undergone a two-acre expansion, which includes new shaded seating areas, spacious cabanas, and a newly remodeled Longboard’s Grill. Grab your swimming trunks and sunscreen for a fun day at Knott’s Soak City before summer ends!

Knott's Soak City Water Park Reviews

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Julio Rodriguez
Imperial, CA
1 Review
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"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
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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
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"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
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"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
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Knott's Soak City Water Park

When does Knott's Soak City open 2023?

Knott's Soak City is open from May 20 through September 10, 2023.

What are Knott's Soak City hours?

The operating hours for Knott's Soak City vary throughout the season. Please refer to the operating calendar in the ticket section above for Knott's Soak City's open hours during your selected date range.

Is there a dress code in Knott’s Berry Farm Soak City?

Yes, appropriate swimwear is required in Knott's Soak City. These include one- or two-piece swimsuits, rash guards, and specially designed attire made from lycra or nylon-type materials will be considered. T-shirts are allowed but just like other loose items must be removed before using the water slides and rides. Footwear, except aqua socks and aquatic-style footwear, is not permitted on Soak City attractions except in Banzai Falls and the Wedge. Pants, denim, thongs, or transparent clothing are not permitted. Swimwear with metal ornamentation such as metal buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps is prohibited in several Knott's Soak City rides. If you do not have appropriate bathing attire, swimsuits and other aquatic gear can be purchased at WipeOut Surf Shop in Knott's Soak City.

What type of payments does Knott's Soak City accept?

Knott's Soak City accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards, most debit cards, and Apple and Google Pay.

Can I use cash to pay in Knott's Soak City?

No, but you can convert your cash into prepaid cards using the cash-to-cards kiosk that you can find at the Soak City entrance, Davy Jones Lockers and Longboard's Grill.

Can I bring outside food to Knott's Soak City?

No outside food or drinks are allowed inside Knott's Soak City except unopened and empty water bottles, baby food, and food for guests with special dietary restrictions.

Can I bring a cooler?

Small handheld coolers not exceeding size 12x18 inches containing water and sports drinks only are allowed. Large coolers, glass, pop-up shade structures, playpens, or tents are prohibited inside Knott's Soak City.

Are there lockers for rent?

Yes, lockers in various sizes are available for rent in Davy Jones Lockers.

Does Knott's Soak City have WiFi?

Yes, free WiFi is available throughout Knott's Soak City.

Are pets allowed?

Only service animals are permitted into the waterpark but are prohibited in water attractions.

Is smoking allowed inside Knott's Soak City?

No, smoking is permitted only outside Knott's Soak City and in the designated location just past the Main Gate.

Is there a water wheelchair in Knott's Soak City?

Yes, a water wheelchair is available for guests requiring accessibility assistance on a first-come, first-served basis and can be used by multiple guests on the same day. You can also find a pool lift available at the outside entrance of Sunset River. Please speak to anyone in the aquatics management team to obtain access to the water wheelchair or pool lift or for further accessibility information.

Where is the first aid station?

You can find the first aid station by the Davy Jones Lockers. Please do not hesitate to stop by the first aid station or notify the nearest lifeguard if you need assistance in Knott's Soak City.