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Knotts Soak City Water Park Opens For The Season

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Tucked away along the vast expanses of Chula Vista is a truly unique recreational opportunity for San Diegans, as Knott's Soak City is the city's only full-scale waterpark. Other San Diego theme parks may feature their own water-infused entertainment (such as the LEGOLAND Water Park) but none devote 32 acres exclusively as a water park, as does this offshoot of Knott's Berry Farm franchise. Similar parks in southern California are available but plagued by the traffic-ridden trip to Orange County or even Los Angeles, while Soak City has remained a source of H2O-themed fun in San Diego since 2000, when it began as White Water Canyon.

Names changes aren't the only alterations that continue to bolster the park's popularity, as the amount and quality of rides seems to increase year over year, season over season. The park’s continued dedication to increasing the quality of experiences is a result of Knott’s Berry Farm’s ability to test out and develop new attractions within their own park first. Improvements to the park are also appealing to a wider demographic than families and school field trips. The park recently added its first alcohol-serving facet called ‘Eric’s Beach Club & Bar’, providing adults some water fun in ways local San Diego beaches are now forbidden from offering.

Take the kids or rally a group of friends, as many of the slides allow for multi-riders and there are savings on group rates. The availability from April - September makes it the perfect Memorial Day celebration, or a fun way to say goodbye to summer come Labor Day. If beach parking woes have got you down, and your local YMCA pool doesn’t seem to cut it, then Soak City may be just the trip to Chula Vista you require.