Knotts Soak City San Diego

Knotts has sold this San Diego water park to SeaWorld, and it opened as
Aquatica Water Park starting in the 2013 season.

Splash and slide at Knotts Soak City San Diego this season, a popular Southern California Knotts Soak City Water Park. For a wet and wild experience, you'll love the rides, slides, wave pool, and endless relaxing river.

Updated March 21 2017 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Knotts Soak City USA WaterPark

San Diego Water Park
On a hot day in SD, grab some friends and family and go visit Knotts Soak City San Diego water park (now Aquatica) located in Chula Vista in the south of San Diego CA. My favorite ride is the Pacific Spin, shown above behind the Lazy River. Totally awesome!

For current information on this San Diego water park, see Aquatica Water Park San Diego.


Knotts Soak City Chula Vista Rides

Waterpark wave pool
Balboa Bay Wave Pool - This large pool (shown in photo above) becomes an exciting play area when the waves come. All ages, but life jackets for those less than 4 feet tall or inexperienced swimmers.

Pacific Spin - This is the best ride! Either 2 person or 4 person raft ride (shorter line for 2 person) as you spin down this awesome drop. 48" height requirement. (Shown in first pic on page).

La Jolla Falls - 4 high-speed slides (Banzai, Dropoff, Pipeline, Straight Shot). 48" height requirement

Palisades Plunge - Three tube slides (Heavy Swell, Rincon, Wave Chaser). 42"-48" height requirement Guests between 42"-48" must wear a life jacket (provided at the water park)

Solana Storm Watch Tower - Three (3) tube slides (Cyclone, Tornado, Typhoon). 42"-48" height requirement Guests between 42"-48" must wear a life jacket (provided).

Imperial Run - Six (6) body slides (Beach Blaster, Green Room, Point Break, Riptide, Silver Strand, Surf Advisory. Must be 48" tall to ride.

Coronado Express - Family raft ride. Must be 46" tall to ride.

Lazy river - This gentle rivers is great to float in and relax as you journey around. All ages, but life jackets for those less than 4 feet tall or inexperienced swimmers.

Gremmie Lagoon - Children's pool and activity area

Dick's Beach House - Family Funhouse with two junior slides. Must be 42" tall.

Tykes Trough - Kid's slides for those under 48" tall


Knotts Soak City Water Park Information

Water slides at waterpark
Knotts Soak City USA was a mid-size water park in southern San Diego Cal, open for the summer season. Starting in 2013, it is now Aquatica San Diego Water Park. Refer to the Aquatica water park page for current information.

Knotts Soak City San Diego Address: 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Phone Number: (619) 661-7373

Knotts Soak City San Diego Hours:

Directions to Knotts Soak City San Diego Water Park: See below

Parking: $10 parking fee for cars, and $15 for RVs

Soak City Ticket Prices and Discounts: $32.99 adults 12 – 61, Senior 62+ $21.99, Youth 3-11 $21.99

Sometimes they offer a great online deal through the end of the season - buy 4 tickets and all are only $19.99. A great deal, and after Labor Day Weekend, it won't be very crowded.

There are a number of Waterpark Deals, Discounts and Coupons. SoCal residents can buy a discount ticket at the gate for $26.99 for adults, or on line anyone can print a discount ticket for $25.99. (No discounts for kids or seniors). Another way to get discount tickets to Soak City Water Park is to arrive at 3:00 pm, when the price is only $21.99. This is a great deal when the park is open until 7 PM.

The San Diego Reader magazine had discount coupons for Knotts Soak City San Diego water park. You may save $8.00 on regular ticket prices with coupon for ages 12+. Valid for six discounted tickets per coupon.

San Diego tourists used to get extra discounts with the San Diego Go Card, a great way to save money while you visit a lot of San Diego attractions, including San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, museums and more.

Sometimes Costco stores had discount tickets to Knotts Soak City Buena Vista in Orange County or Palm Springs. In April 2012 they offered 2 soak city tickets for only $42.99, a good deal.

Military discounts to Soak City San Diego were offered but must be purchased in advance.

AAA discounts were 15% off regular adult admission prices.

Groups of 15 or more can get discounted ticket prices each with 14 days advance notice, or $25.99 with 2 days notice.

Food: You may not bring your own food into the park. They offer lots of fast food, like hamburgers and pizza. We liked the burritos and apple pies!


Driving Directions to Soak City San Diego Water Park

Directions to Soak City Water Park San Diego California:

Directions to Water Park from Interstate 5 - From San Diego, go south on Interstate 5 past the 54 Freeway. Turn left (East) on Main Street and go approximately 5 miles. Turn Right on Entertainment Circle to the end of the street. Directions to Soak City Water Park San Diego California:

Directions to Water Park from Interstate 805 - From San Diego, go south on Interstate 805. Exit Main Street/Auto Park Drive. Turn left (East) on Main Street and go approximately 2 miles. Turn Right on Entertainment Circle to the end of the street.

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