2021 Southern California Water Park Season Details

Make a huge splash this summer! After not being able to operate during the entire 2020 season, local water parks are finally opening their gates and bringing on the waves!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Check each water park’s website for updated COVID-19 guidelines, operating hours and dates, and reservation/ticket policies.


Aquatica San Diego


Grand Opening: May 29
Season Ends: September 6

Aquatica is SeaWorld’s waterpark and offers something for everyone. Relax in one of their rivers or pools and take a ride on one of their high thrill rides or slides.

Great for Kids: Little kids will soak up the fun in the Slippity Dippity pool featuring a children’s slide and waterfall area. You can’t miss Walkabout Waters, the four-story high interactive water attraction with slides, hoses, jets, geysers, and a 500-gallon bucket that unloads water every five minutes!

Aquatica San Diego Health & Safety Commitments



Knott’s Soak City


Grand Opening: May 29
Season Ends: September 12

Located right next to Knott’s Berry Farm is their 15-acre water adventure park boasting 23 different speed, tube, and body slides!

Great for Kids: Gremmie Lagoon offers the smallest thrill seekers their own pint-sized playground. Kids will also enjoy the one-third-mile Sunset River, and three-story Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers, and other interactive surprises.

Knott’s Soak City Reopening Protocols





Grand Opening: June 4
Season Ends: September 26

Note: Right now, only CHIMA Water Park is open and the rest of LEGOLAND Water Park will open June 4.

Not just an ordinary water park! LEGOLAND Water Park is located inside LEGOLAND California and combines water fun with LEGO fun! The water park features three lands:

  • LEGOLAND Water Park: Build a LEGO raft while floating down the not-so-lazy river
  • CHIMA Water Park: Based on the Legend of CHIMA animated series where you can build a LEGO boat and race it past CHIMA scenes
  • and Surfer’s Cove: Features slides, water jets, and new LEGO models.

LEGOLAND’s COVID-19 Guidelines and FAQs



Newport Dunes’ Inflatable Water Park


Grand Opening: May 28
Season Ends: October 10

Hourly Rate: $12 for Summer/Holidays, $9 for Spring/Fall/Winter

It’s SoCal’s largest inflatable water park! This one-of-a-kind waterscape features a large fleet of inflatables and watercraft rentals inside a secluded, tranquil bay. Home to more than 15 large inflatables including a 17-foot slide, two trampolines, two climbable icebergs, monkey bars, bouncers, and teeter-totters. Plus, the resort’s popular Radiant Ride tours also resumes, where guests can tour the Back Bay after sunset on an illuminated stand up paddleboard.

Newport Dunes COVID-19 Initiative



Raging Waters


Grand Opening: May 29
Season Ends: September 19

This 60-acre waterpark is home to more than 50 world-class attractions for all ages to enjoy, including Aqua Rocket, the state’s only hydromagnetic water coaster!

Great for Kids: The 30,000 square foot Kid’s Kingdom is built just for kids with a maze of tubes and tunnels, slides, swinging bars, and waterfalls. The Little Dipper Lagoon is a pint-sized paradise perfect for littles! Other kid-friendly attractions include Splash Island Adventure with a 1,000-gallon bucket that tips every few minutes and Volcano Fantasea that features a giant 40-foot volcano!

Raging Waters COVID-19 Guidelines



Splash! Buccaneer Bay


Grand Opening: May 29
Season Ends: September 26

A water park perfect for families and kids! The park features a flowing river channel, three water slides, children’s interactive play structure, zero-depth beach entry, and two spray pad areas. This park is perfect for families who aren’t ready for extreme rides and deep wave pools normally found at bigger water parks.

Buccaneer Bay Public Health Guidelines






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