Knott’s Soak City Water Park San Diego


Location: Chula Vista (17 Miles / 25 Minutes Southeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Memorial Day (Late May) – Labor Day (Early September); Generally 10AM – 6PM (7PM during middle of summer); Open additional weekends during May and September.

Cost: Several options starting at $25.99 ($22.99 for Kids ages 3-11 and Seniors 62+); Parking is $14

Features: Two Dozen Water Slides; Family Rides, Thrill Seeking Rides, and Little Kids Slides.

Update: Soak City was purchased by SeaWorld in November 2012 and will be converted into an ‘Aquatica’ waterpark for 2013. I’ll update this with more details as I get them. For now, ‘like’ this page if you are on Facebook.

Soak City Water Park Highlights: Knott’s Soak City has water rides for the whole family. They have rafting rides for the family, thrill seeking rides with vertical drops through waterfalls for the adventurous, and little kid slides. You will definitely get plenty of exercise with the enjoyment of thrills at this water park.

Best Times To Visit Knott’s Soak City:

  • Soak City San Diego is only open during the summer. The mornings in June may be a little cooler since the coastal areas of San Diego often have morning cloud cover. It usually burns off and results in a warm sunny afternoon. Read our description about San Diego weather for more details. So, if you prefer cloud cover, despite the cooler temperatures, and smaller crowds, it is best to visit when the park first opens during early summer days.
  • Going in the late afternoon is a good way to save money (Adults can get cheaper tickets after 3PM), especially on the days when the park remains open until 7PM. Crowds are usually lighter and you still have plenty of warm sunshine to enjoy.

What to Expect

  • Since you will get wet, lockers are available to store your change of clothes. Locker rentals range from $10 – $25 and then you will receive a $3 voucher once you return your key.
  • Soak City Water Park Map – Access an interactive, but not printable, Waterpark Map. The map gives you a good feel for what to expect.
  • Water Rides – 48″ is a common cut-off point. Some rides require guests to be at least 48″ tall. Some rides allow riders 42″ – 48″ as long as they wear a life jacket. (Life jackets are provided free of charge. You can not bring your own floating devices.) Some rides are for those under 48″ only. There are also family rides.
  • Inner tubes are available for free at each ride for use on that ride only. You can rent an inner tube to keep with you for the day.
  • Food – There are plenty of fast food options throughout Soak City ranging from hamburgers and pizza to chicken bowls. Only water and other hydrating drinks can be brought into the park with a hand held cooler. No glass or food is allowed.
  • Cabanas – You can rent cabanas that hold anywhere from 6 to 16 people. This is a great way to have a place to meet up with family and friends who will likely be enjoying different rides. You will also enjoy catered food service and shade from the sun.
  • There are additional lounge chairs throughout Soak City available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • No Smoking is allowed in buildings or in waiting lines.

Birthday Parties -Make your child’s visit all the more memorable by celebrating their birthday with a party of 10 or more. See the web site for more details.

Group Picnic Parties – Have fun with a huge group of friends or coworkers. Soak City can host groups of 45 – 4,000!

Admission Prices:

  • Parking is $14. See more details below.
  • Standard Fee is $25.99; $22.99 for Kids ages 3-11 and Seniors 62 and over when purchased online.
  • Save $5 off Adult tickets if you go after 3PM.
  • Season Passes are available.
  • Hours – Memorial Day (Late May) – Labor Day (Early September); Generally 10AM – 6PM (7PM during the middle of summer); Open some additional weekends during May and September from 10AM – 5PM. See schedulefor full details. Also note, the Park may close if there is bad weather or other reasons. Fortunately, there is very little bad weather in San Diego.Directions from Google Maps to 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista, CA 91911

    Traffic – Visitors can access Knott’s Soak City San Diego from both the I-5 and I-805. The location is in Chula Vista, two miles from the I-805 and five miles from the I-5. Traffic heading southbound on both highways can get busy in the mid to late afternoon hours. Learn how to get the latest traffic updates.

    Parking – Parking costs $14 for cars and $20 for RVs.

    Transit – There are no transit options to reach Knott’s Soak City.

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