Knott’s Soak City Renovations
We were recently invited to attend Knott’s Soak City Waterpark’s media day. It coincided with opening day for the 2017 season. The water park recently made some great renovations.
Knott’s Soak City Renovations
Knott’s Soak City renovations include a two acre expansion. Within the expansion are two new attractions, The Wedge, and Shore Break.
The Wedge – Family Slide
The Wedge is a new family raft ride. It accommodates up to 6 riders, and allows kids as small as 40″ to ride with a supervising companion. Children 48″ and over can ride The Wedge without a supervising companion. The rafts on this ride are brought to the top of the slide via a conveyer, making it much easier than guests carrying them!
Shore Break Towers
Shore Break Towers is another new water slide attraction. Here you’ll find a 60 foot tower with a total of 6 slides. The minimum height requirement to ride any of the slides on Shore Break Towers is 48″.
The other two slides on Shore Break Towers feature dueling tubes. Guests can ride single-rider tubes, or double-up with a buddy on a two-rider tube. Either way, it’s a fast, fun slide!
Four of the slides on Shore Break Towers have Aqua-Launch chambers. Once a guest enters the chamber, the floor drops out beneath their feet, sending them on a thrilling ride!
Longboard’s Grill Restaurant
Longboard’s Grill, one of the water park’s restaurants, has been completely renovated. It’s now twice as large, with a redesigned layout. They’ve also expanded their menu to include breaded chicken tenders, wraps, as well as fish and chips.
20 Additional Cabanas
Soak City renovations also include the addition of 20 more cabanas! The new cabanas are located near the entrances to The Wedge and Shorebreak Towers. Also, each of the cabanas in the water park have new seating, tables, and lounge chairs!
Additional Seating and Shade
Brand new additional seating is available in front of the new cabanas. Additional seating and shade is also available behind Longboard’s Grill. Longboard’s Grill also has lots of nice, brand new seating and shade structures in front of the restaurant.
Landscaping upgrades can be seen throughout the water park. Lot of new trees, flowers, bushes and shrubs have been planted for the 2017 season.
Fountain with the Surfer Statue
Just after you enter, you’ll see the new addition of a fountain with the surfer statue. This is a beautiful renovation! If you’re familiar with the water park, you may remember the surfer previously surrounded by flowers in a huge planter. We LOVE this renovation!
New Entrance From Parking Lot
There’s a brand new entrance path to the water park from the parking lot. The path is closer to the water park than the old entry. There’s also a beautiful new sign, just above the path’s entry.
Heightened Security at the Entrance
Security has be heightened at the entrance. You’ll now go through a metal detector to enter the water park.
Free Wifi, Fresh Paint, and Other Improvements
Both Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, and Knott’s Berry Farm are now offering free wifi for guests! Other improvements include a fresh paint on the attractions, and wooden structure replacement, such as on the bridge toward the Beach House.
Click HERE for more information about Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, including operating days and times, pricing, and more. We’re planning another visit later this summer. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
P.S. You’ll also likely enjoy our other post with lots of tips for visiting Knott’s Soak City, as well as the video below of the water park.
(Many thanks to Knott’s for inviting us to experience the renovations first-hand, and hosting us for the day!)