Knott's Soak City Water Park Opens For The 2014 Season on Saturday, May 17

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Summer fun is just around the corner at the 13-acre water wonder world, Knott’s Soak City. Adjacent to the world-famous Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park, the water park will open for the season May 17 through September 14.

Soak City is Southern California’s prominent water park with a theme inspired by beach and surf towns of the 1950’s Orange and Los Angeles County coast. Water slides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute to the area’s rich surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower. And like those at Knott’s Theme Park, the rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City are truly world-class.

Pacific Spin is Soak City’s most action-packed water adventure to date, carrying 700 passengers per hour at a maximum speed of 35 feet per second! This thrilling multi-person raft ride includes a 132-foot long tunnel that drops its riders 75 feet into a six-story funnel. After pitching riders back and forth through 5,500 gallons of swirling water, the ride culminates in a waterfall splash. If you have the need for more speed, brave the waves from high atop Old Man Falls or race your friends as you go headfirst on a mat down the multi-lane speed slides of Banzai Falls. If you care to slow it down, the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool is one of the world’s largest. In addition, the park’s 1,700-foot.-long (1/3 mile), figure-eight Sunset River is the widest and one of the longest water park lazy rivers anywhere!

Time to relax? With 35 semi-private cabanas available for rent by the day, guests can have it made in the shade. Soak City cabanas are furnished with lounge chairs and your own semi-private dining area; complete with waiter service and free inner-tube rentals. For cabana reservations visit soakcityoc.com or call (714) 761-6268.

New for the 2014 season, Season Passholders can start their day off with a complimentary yoga class every Friday and Saturday morning from 8:45-9:45am. A certified yoga instructor will lead invigorating classes on the grass near the newly painted Gremmie Lagoon. Additionally, every Friday and Saturday June 27 – August 9, all 2014 Knott’s Soak City, Gold and Platinum Season Passholders can enter the water park an hour and half before it opens to the general public with exclusive early entry starting at 8:30 a.m.

Knott’s Soak City Orange County also owns the distinction of being one of the safest water parks in the United States. For the twelfth consecutive year the lifeguard staff of Soak City Orange County has been awarded the Platinum National Aquatic Safety Award for consistently exceeding the criteria for aquatic safety. This award is granted only to facilities scoring in the top 8 percent of the audit criteria as established by Jeff Ellis & Associates, a leader in aquatic safety consulting for water parks worldwide. Soak City Orange County was also awarded the Decade of Aquatic Safety Excellence Award at the 2013 IASS Training in Arizona.

This commitment to both safety and family fun continues for the 2014 season. Soak City Water Park officially opens May 17, and then continues operation daily May 24 through September 1, 2014. Operation will continue weekends only September 6 through 14, 2014. Regular admission is just $36 and $26 for juniors (ages 3-11) and seniors (62 and over) and includes unlimited use of all water park rides and attractions. Kids under 3 years old are always free!

Also providing value is a Knott’s Soak City Season Pass valid every day of the 2014 operating season. Season Pass prices passes are currently $66 or 6 payments of $11; prices go up May 26th. Guests can maximize their summertime fun by upgrading to a Gold Season Pass and ride and slide at both the Knott’s theme park and Soak City every day of the 2014 season.

During the summer, Knott’s Soak City Water Park will also offer its guests the opportunity to purchase an All Day Dining Plan. The Plan can be purchased online while guests plan their fun-filled day at soakcityoc.com, or it can be purchased in-park on the day of their visit for just $29.99+tax and applicable fees. Every 90 minutes guests can dine again and enjoy a wide variety of entrées at Soak City’s Long Board Grill.

Single Meal Deals, available exclusively online for just $13.99+tax and applicable fees, offer the convenience of pre-purchased vouchers redeemable for a variety of combo meals at the lowest available price. Upon arrival at Knott’s Soak City, guests can redeem their Single Meal Deal vouchers for various appetizing meals at Long Board’s Grill that include an entrée, a side and a 20 oz. fountain drink.

Families can also take advantage of Knott’s affordable vacation packages. The Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, just steps away from the theme park, offers many family vacation options including theme park and water park tickets. Vacation package information is located at www.knottshotel.com or guests can call Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel Reservations at (866) 752-2444.

Operating hours vary and are subject to change as are prices, promotions and attraction availability. For information on the day that you plan to visit, please call (714) 220-5200 or visit us online at www.soakcityoc.com. Join the conversation by using #SoakCityOC.

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Robbie Bulus
Robbie is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief at Socalthrills.com, Entertainment Website. He's been involved with Journalism and Blogging for the past 10 years. Robbie is also an Independent Travel Agent at World of Magic Travel. If you're looking to book your next Disney Adventure or a fun family vacation, send an e-mail to: robbie@worldofmagictravel.com