March 15, 2007
Palm Springs, CA -- The wildest, wettest and only water park in Palm Springs, Knott's Soak City, reopens for the 2007 season on March 17. This 21-acre oasis features 22 water rides and attractions with a 1950s Southern California beach theme of longboards and surf woodies.
Guests can spend the day exploring Knott's Soak City's water slides, wave pool and Kahuna's Beach House, a four-story interactive water playhouse.
The most recent addition to the park, Pacific Spin, is a multi-person raft ride that begins with a 132-foot long tunnel that drops riders 75-feet into a six-story funnel. After pitching riders back and forth through 5,500 gallons of swirling water, the ride culminates in a waterfall splash.
According to Knott's, Pacific Spin is their most action-packed water adventure to date, carrying 700 passengers per hour at a maximum speed of 35-feet-per-second.
For dare-devils Tidal Wave Tower offers gravity-defying thrills with two seven-story speed slides that make a steep descent.
Knott's Soak City also has twenty poolside cabanas with waitress service available for rental. Reservations for cabanas are recommended and can be made in advance by contacting the park.
Last year, Knott's Soak City Palm Springs was awarded the 2006 Bronze National Aquatic Safety Award for consistently exceeding the criteria for aquatic safety. This award is granted only to facilities scoring in the top 7 percent of the audit criteria as established by Jeff Ellis & Associates, a leader in aquatic safety consulting for water parks worldwide.
This award distinguishes Knott's Soak City as being one of the safest water parks in the United States.
2007 General admission to Knott's Soak City Palm Springs is $27.95. Children (ages 3-11) and seniors (62 and over) are $16.95. After 3 p.m. admission for all is $16.95.
Knott's Soak City opens most days at 10:00 a.m., closing hours vary.
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