Soak City (Valleyfair) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSoak City
|Location||Valleyfair, Shakopee, Minnesota, United States|
|Owner||Cedar Fair Entertainment Company|
|Previous names||Liquid Lightning, Whitewater Country|
|Operating season||Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day|
|Area||7 acres (28,000 m2)|
|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.
|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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