Friday, May 24, 2013

Knott's Soak City Open for Summer!

Great news for Southern California residents! One of the best ways to beat the heat this summer is Knott's Berry Farm's Soak City - especially now that Wild Rivers is no longer in business. I don't know about you, but the older I get, the more grumpy I become about hot weather. I do not want to spend my summer being too hot and uncomfortable, so I'm planning on being in water as much as possible (even though my bikini body isn't what I'd like it to be - yet).
My kids love this water play area!
Photo Credit: Knott's Soak City
As a mom of three non-proficient swimmers, we gravitate towards the relaxing, small-scale attractions. I love the lazy river and the wave pool. The kids love the interactive water play areas especially. I would so enjoy getting a cabana for the day this summer and live large; but I doubt it's in our budget.
Even though you're chillaxin', DON'T pee in the pool!
Photo Credit: Knott's Soak City
Here's some facts about Knott's Soak City in Buena Park:
  • 13-acre water park.
  • Designed with a Southern California theme inspired by the beach and surf hot spots of the 1950’s 
  • One of the safest water parks in the United States with excellent lifeguard staff. 
  • Pacific Spin is the most action-packed water adventure - it's a multi-person raft ride with a 132-foot long tunnel that drops 75 feet into a six-story funnel and ends in a waterfall splash. 
  • Other high-adrenaline attractions include Old Man Falls or Banzai Falls. 
  • Tidal Wave Bay wave pool is one of the world’s largest. 
  • Sunset River is 1,700-foot.-long (1/3 mile), the shape of a figure-eight and is one of the widest and longest lazy rivers anywhere! 
  • 35 private cabanas available for rent by the day and are furnished with lounge chairs and your own private dining area; complete with food service and free inner-tube rentals. 
  •   Open daily in the summer, May 25th through September 2nd and weekends only September 7th through 15th. 
  • Regular admission is $34.99 and $24.99 for juniors (ages 3-11) and seniors (62 and over). Kids under 3 years old are free. 
  • Knott’s Soak City Season Pass is valid at both the Palm Springs and Orange County locations. Prices are $59.99 for regular admission, juniors (3-11) and seniors (62+) currently; they will go up May 27th. Payment plans available as low as $9.99/month for six months.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, adjacent to the water park, offers family vacation options including theme park and water park tickets - www.knottshotel.com or (866) 752-2444. 
See you there?
LOVE this red polka dot retro bikini. 

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this awesome article!  No animals or children were hurt in the writing of this post.

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