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Knott's Soak City U.S.A.

8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
714-220-5200
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Ranked #6 of 9 attractions in Buena Park
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Type: Water Parks
Traveler Description: KNOTT'S SOAK CITY WATERPARK A separately gated water adventure park immediately adjacent to Knott's Berry Farm, Knott's Soak City offers 13... more »
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The whole park is concrete there is no grass or shady areas through out the whole park. Only 4 water slides. Cabana's highly priced and food was very average. Save your money and go to the beach or your hotel pool.

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Midland, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I wanted a place where my family, ages 2-81, could relax, and enjoy the day stress free. The cabana and staff certainly delivered. From manager Roland making sure Grandma had a wheelchair to get her to and from the entrance, to our very kind server Jazmin, who ensured we had fresh ice water and all that we needed. The cabanas... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After reading all these reviews, we were kinda worried, but we ended up having loads of fun. Reviews and a little bit of planning made out trip fantastic. We purchased the tickets from Costco, it cost us around $25/person (not bad when people compare it with Disney, which I think is not a fair comparison). All reviewed were complaining about... More

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Parking too much $$exc. Admission wow $$exc. Lockers yuk$$exc. Food and drinks why$$exc. Too bad for overcharge for so many people cannot afford it and won't ever go. And others will only go once. I may take my g'kids again next year as they did enjoy all the water rides. But not if they raise it one dime.

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Brisbane
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I never thought it was possible to make a water park suck, but these guys have mastered it. staff are rude, pool toys are totally BANNED even for little kids. My five year old spent two days snorkeling with me, five hundred meters offshore in hawaii in open seas before we got here - and they forced him to wear... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My experience here (my 1st) was absolutely awful. I'll never be back. To start with $15 parking for a park that seems like a "local park" is excessive. This isn't Disney. Next the rules imposed seem like rules to try and make you buy/use their equipment. We had some inflatable "floaties" for the kids and we were told they were... More

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had a great time. Make sure to get on all the "big" slides before crowds or you will spend all your time waiting in line!

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Webster, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

the lines move VERY slow, lots of dry (HOT) concrete, and not much shade. The lunch was over $60 for a couple of chicken strip meals, a turkey sandwich, and a chicken sandwich.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family enjoyed our day at Soak City. I don't have any experiences at other California water parks to compare but we did have a good time. The park was not overly crowded but lines moved slow mostly for the safety of the park guests so not a complaint. The food did seem expensive compared to the cost of admission... More

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napa, ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have been to several Water parks in California and I have to say this was probably the most expensive park of all. Sure you can save a lot of money by getting your tickets (2 for $48) at Costco but after paying for parking ($15), a locker($15-20) and food ($15), it's not much of a savings. The park is... More

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