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Knott's Soak City USA


Soak City

Toyota Beach House at Soak City

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Bottom Line:

Knott's Soak City USA is a water park across the street from Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in Buena Park, CA. It's not as big as some of the other water parks in the area, but it's just six miles from Disneyland, so it's easy to visit while you're in the area. Like most water parks, the hotter the weather, the more crowded it is. To avoid long lines, get there as soon as the park opens, especially on weekends.

Soak City Location and Phone Number:

8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620 (Next to Anaheim)
(714) 220-5200
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Tickets to Soak City:

Soak City Rides:

There are 9 different rides, pools and play areas including a wave pool, kiddie play area, floating river and a variety of slides, flumes and chutes. See Photos.

Soak City Amenities:

Knott's Soak City has a variety of snack bars, changing rooms, and two sizes of lockers for rent ($7 small or $22 large with a $5 deposit). I was able to fit a backpack, clothes and shoes for a couple people in a small locker. Cabanas are available for rent by the day. Plastic inner tubes are available to rent for the wave pool. This is the only area where they are not otherwise provided for free. Life jackets for kids and adults are provided for free. Free lounge chairs are available on a first come basis.

Rules at Soak City:

  • Swimwear cannot have any metal or plastic on it anywhere to go on the water rides (no buckles, plastic ring connectors, sequins, rivets, etc.).
  • "Provocative swimsuits are not allowed."
  • No long pants or denim is allowed in the water areas.
  • Personal flotation devices and other water gear are not allowed in the park.
  • Outside food and beverages, coolers or picnic baskets are not allowed in the park, with the exception of water and sports drinks in plastic bottles, which can be carried in a small hand-held cooler.


Just outside the entrance of Soak City USA is Knott's Independence Hall, a brick by brick replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, including the Liberty Bell. It is free to visitor of Soak City.

Hotels Near Soak City:

Virtual Tour of Soak City:

Take the Photo Tour of Knott's Soak City water park in Buena Park, CA.

Knott's Soak City Website:


This information was accurate at the time of publication, but can change at any time. Please check the Soak City website for the most current information.

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