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September 4, 2009 (Chula Vista) –Looking for a place to keep cool over this sweltering Labor Day weekend? Make a big splash with the kids by taking them to Knott’s Soak City. Located in the eastern portion of Chula Vista, the water park features a variety of water rides and pools for kids and the young at heart. What better way to end the summer and cool off amid triple-digit heat?

(For additional fun places to stay cool in our eastern region of the County, see our 2008 story, “Cool Places to Beat the Heat” at


At Knott’s Soak City,, take a four-man raft ride on Pacific Spin, or zip down four high-speed slides on the La Jolla Falls ride (complete with Banzai, Dropoff, Pipeline and Straight Shot segments). Or experience tube slides on Palisasdes Plunge and the Solana Storm Watch Tower. Those are just a sampling of the activities available here. There’s also a family raft ride, a wave pool, Lazy River, a Gremmie Lagoon (children’s pool and activity area), and Tyke’s Trough. Also check out the Family funhouse with junior body slides.

Height requirements vary, so check rules for each ride. Cabana rentals and locker rentals are also available.

Food for your hungry crew includes Mexican, fried chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, orange and teriyaki chicken as well as an assortment of mouth-watering desserts, such as funnel cakes, ice cream, and candy at Surfer Dick’s, plus shopping at the Wipeout! Surf Shop.
To reach the park, head south on 804 and take the Main Street/Auto Park Drive exit and head east for approximately two miles. Turn right on Entertainment Circle. Knotts Soak City is at the end of the street, next to the Coors Ampitheater.

Save money by buying tickets ahead of time online; tickets cost $22.99 for adults over 61 and $19.99 for kids over age three if purchased on the Internet. Season passports are also available. For more information, visit