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Soak City
Location Valleyfair, Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates 44°47′48″N 93°27′01″W / 44.79673°N 93.45014°W / 44.79673; -93.45014
Owner Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Opened 1983
Previous names Liquid Lightning, Whitewater Country
Operating season Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day
Area 7 acres (28,000 m2)
Pools 4 pools
Water slides 12 water slides

Soak City is an outdoor water park in Shakopee, Minnesota, United States, within the Valleyfair amusement park, and owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. It is included with the price of admission to the park.


The Panic Falls slide complex, built in 1983, was the original part of the park. Originally the area of water rides was called 'Liquid Lightning', but as more were added, the name was changed to Whitewater Country Waterpark in 1992. In late 2008, the name was officially changed to Soak City, consistent with the theming of other water parks of Cedar Fair. On September 11, 2014, Valleyfair announced a major expansion for Soak City. The main headline was slide complex with Breaker's Plunge and Breaker's Pipeline. Also added were Barefoot Beach, a kid's splash pad and sand volleyball courts.

Slides and attractions

Soak City occupies 7 acres (28,000 m2) and features a wavepool, twelve waterslides, two raft rides, and a lazy river.

Name Opened Description Height Requirement Rating
Barefoot Beach 2015 A small children's splash pad. Under 54" or with adult 1
Breakers Bay 2009 A 34,000-square-foot (3,200 m2), 350,000 gallon wave pool. Over 42" or with adult, under 48" must wear life jacket 4
Breakers Pipeline 2015 Four 65-foot (20 m) tall freefall body slides. Over 48" 4
Breakers Plunge 2015 Two 90-foot (27 m) tall speed slides. Over 48" 4
Hurricane Falls 1993 A 70-foot (21 m) tall 4-person raft ride. Over 46" 5
Panic Falls 1983 Two 60-foot (18 m) tall speed slides and three 60-foot (18 m) tall body slides. Over 46" for body slides, over 56" for speed slides 3
Raging Rapids 1983 A single person raft ride featuring waterfalls, rapids, and sharp drops. Over 56" 4
Ripple Rapids 1993 A 1,200-foot (370 m) lazy river. Over 42" or with adult, under 48" must wear life jacket 2
Splash Station 1993 A children's zero-depth water playground structure. Under 54" and with adult 1
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