If you’re looking for a way to keep the family cool and entertained in Palm Springs this summer, Knott’s Soak City is the place to be. The desert’s favorite water park is staying open late on Friday nights to offer its annual “Dive-In Movies” program through the end of August.
Every Friday night through August 23, you can catch a family-friendly flick on a giant outdoor screen at Knott’s Soak City. The screenings take place at the wave pool beach, so you and the kids can watch the film from your lounge chairs or inner tubes as you float in the 800,000-gallon wave pool.
Movies are screened at the wave pool. — Photo courtesy of Knott's Soak City
The “Dive-In Movies” schedule includes The Lorax on August 9, Stuart Little on August 16 and Bridge to Terabithia on August 23. Tickets for these special after-hours screenings are $14 ($10 for kids and seniors) and include free parking.
The movie screenings start at sunset (generally around 8:30 pm), but be sure to come early to experience the water slides and other rides at Knott’s Soak City. Gates open for “Dive-In Movies” at 7 pm and you can enjoy the water slides, lazy river and other water attractions right up until the movie begins.
Even if you can’t make it for a “Dive-In Movie” night, be sure to check out Knott’s Soak City this summer. The beloved water park offers 16 acres of rides, including more than a dozen water slides, a 600-foot lazy river and Kahuna’s Beach House, a visitor’s favorite with its four stories of slides, jets and a giant bucket that dumps 1,000 gallons of water on eager kids below.
Knott’s Soak City will remain open for the 2013 season through the first weekend of October.