May 15, 2015

Get ready for another season of splishing and splashing– Orange County’s favorite water park is open in May! Beginning, May 16th, your family of thrillseekers can hop on ART’s Buena Vista Line and head to Knott’s Soak City for a full day of fun in the sun, shade, and water.


The weather is warming–it’s nearly time for some fun in the sun! When the kids are craving a big splash and cool respite, there’s no better place to take them than Knott’s Soak City. Better yet, you can take them there without all the driving thanks to ART. Hop on the Buena Park Line and it’s a quick ride from Disneyland ® Resort’s Main Transportation Center to the Knott’s Berry Farm stop. Situated next to Orange County’s legendary Knott’s Berry Farm, the fan-favorite water park kicks off its new season this month. Beginning May 16th, the park will once again open its doors to locals and visitors looking for some wet and wild activities. As easy as purchasing tickets right online and showing up for a day of play–or an entire season– guests can enjoy hours of refreshing entertainment all spring and summer long.

Suited for kids–and kids at heart–of all ages, the Buena Park staple is home to relaxing attractions as well as those that get the heart racing. Families can kick back in comfort with a private cabana for the day complete with lounge chairs and inner tube rentals. Small thrill-seekers can head to Gremie Lagoon, a pint-sized playground filled with an interactive octopus, submarines, and other oversized landmarks that squirt, sprinkle, soak, and splash kids and parents too. Bigger kids can head over to the three-story Toyota Beach House for the same type of hands-on water fun, including interactive water guns, nozzles, faucets and other surprises. Sunset River covers those looking to kick back in the widest and one of the longest waterpark lazy rivers in the world. Tidal Wave Bay’s 750,000 gallons gives waveriders a welcomed rush while Pacific Spin allows groups to spiral through a six-story funnel.

Guests looking for a little breeze alongside their splash will find it amongst the park’s speedy water slides:

  • Banzai Falls is a multi-lane slide that allows riders to race down head-first for quite the adventure.
  • The Laguna Storm Water Tower is a 43-foot attraction holding the Typhoon, Tornado and Cyclone slides.
  • Malibu Run’s four single-rider inner tube slides, Dropoff, Heavy Swell, Rincon, and Wave Chaser, offer a different thrill for each, where riders can experience both an open or enclosed, darker trip.
  • Old Man Falls rounds out the bunch and is not for the wary–this 63-foot high attraction gives guests the most gravity-defying thrills from its Pipeline, Point Break, and Riptide slides.

With a slide for every adrenaline level, everyone in the family is sure to get their fill.

All that floating, swimming, and sliding is sure to work up an appetite, and it wouldn’t be a Knott’s park without some great food to go along with the action. Soak City’s family-minded mentality results in multiple options to feed the big hunger that’s expected for a day in the water and sun. Choose from single meal deals or a convenient all-day dining plan to best suit each individual eater. Longboard’s Grill takes care of both, while those craving snacks or something else can check out Portside Pizza or Surf Daddy’s Food Hut. Among the dining, lounge, and water action of Knott’s Soak City, the only other thing you’ll need is a suit!