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Explore Soak City

The coolest place to slide, splash, chill and dine.

Kings Dominion Soak City Slides and Attractions

Slides and Attractions

From the towering peaks of Hurricane Heights to the splish-splashin' fun of Splash Island and the Lazy Rider, the attractions of Soak City are sure to please every water lover!

Kings Dominion Soak City Cabanas


Explore our private poolside cabanas and make a reservation so you can have it made in the shade!

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Water Park Information

Plan your visit to Soak City.

Kings Dominion Soak City Tickets


Purchase your tickets and get ready for some fun in the sun at Kings Dominion's Soak City!

Kings Dominion Soak City Calendar and Hours

Calendar and Hours

Start planning your fun! Take a look at the park calendar and hours.

Kings Dominion Soak City Map and Directions

Park Map and Directions

Find your way to the fun with point-to-point directions and an interactive map.

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Appropriate Attire

To participate in water park attractions, appropriate swimwear is required. Here are some recommendations to help you plan your visit:

  • Appropriate swimwear is required. Thongs and transparent clothing are not permitted. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear. 
  • Guests wearing pants or denim may be prohibited from riding some slides and the maximum water depth allowed may be restricted.
  • Guests wearing bathing attire with metal buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps will not be permitted to ride Baja Bends, Night Slider, Power Plunge, or Paradise Plunge. Guests are not permitted to wear shirts on Baja Bends or Power Plunge. A swimsuit or swimsuit material is required – surf shorts and rash guards, for example, are allowed. Guests are not permitted to wear any type of shirt including surf shirts or rash guards on the slides at Paradise Plunge.
  • Footwear is not permitted on any of the slides in Soak City.
  • Guests requiring special accommodation should speak to a member of the Aquatics management team. Specifically designed attire made out of lycra or nylon type materials will be considered. Due to attraction manufacturer requirements, some riding restrictions may apply.
  • Diaper dependent guests are required to wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatic use.
  • When exiting Soak City, shirts, shorts, and shoes are required.

If you do not have appropriate bathing attire, swimsuits and other aquatic gear can be purchased at Mary’s Shorts & Shades and Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies.

Soak City Rules

To ensure the safest experience for all guests during their visit, the following rules are in effect. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

  • Attractions may have specific height, weight, and safety requirements. Please refer to the Safety Guide sign posted at each attraction to make an informed decision as to whether the attraction is right for you.
  • Please refrain from running, horseplay, and other boisterous activities. 
  • Glassware and similar material with a tendency to shatter on impact are not permitted in Soak City.
  • For safety reasons, diving is not permitted at any attraction.
  • Kings Dominion is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas. 
  • Keep an eye on your young children. Children should not be left unattended at any time.
  • Please secure all loose articles, including hats, glasses, and jewelry when riding. Cameras, cell phones and video recording devices may not be used on any slide or in any changing area or restroom.
  • Water toys, whistles, and inflatable assists are not permitted.
  • Masks and snorkels are not permitted at any water attraction.
  • Hearing devices or any other electronic devices may be damaged by water. Please take the necessary steps to protect such items.
  • According to crowd size, time at the water attractions and access to Soak City may be limited.

Aquatics Staff

Our Aquatics staff is here to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant visit. First aid staff and water park supervisors are available throughout the area should you have any questions or need assistance.  Please follow all lifeguard rules and instructions, but do not talk to or distract lifeguards while they are on duty. 

Lifeguard Training

In an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable water park experience for our guests, Soak City routinely utilizes training exercises to improve our lifeguards’ skills and vigilance. These exercises will occur during normal operating hours and may consist of the following: submersible water mannequins, the use of video surveillance equipment, internal and external audits, active/inactive water rescues and/or first aid scenarios.

Sun Safety

Soak City provides a full day of fun in the sun! To make the most of your day, be sure to drink plenty of water in order to avoid heat exhaustion. Drinking fountains are located outside the Bathhouse and Zoom Flume Restrooms. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen frequently throughout the day. If you happen to forget your sunscreen, Mary’s Shorts & Shades and Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies have a variety of sunscreens and sundries available for purchase.

Life Jackets

Life jackets are available for use throughout Soak City. Life jackets are complimentary and are available to any guest wishing to use one. Children, first-time swimmers, and weaker swimmers are encouraged to wear a life jacket. Life jackets are available for all guests needing special consideration. Some attractions require children below a specific height to wear a life jacket before participating in the attraction. Aquatics staff and lifeguards reserve the right to impose the use of life jackets as needed. For specific attraction requirements, please visit our Guest Assistance Guide.  Guests are permitted to wear their own life jacket; however it must be Coast Guard certified.

First Aid

The First Aid Station is located behind the lockers at Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies. If you need any assistance during your visit, do not hesitate to stop by the First Aid Station, or notify the nearest lifeguard. Our team would be glad to assist.

Lost Children

Upon arriving, we recommend selecting a meeting place such as First Aid or the entrance to Splash Island in the event you or your child becomes lost or separated from your party. In the unlikely event that your child becomes separated, please alert an associate. Public address pages cannot be broadcast inside Soak City.

Lost and Found

If you happen to lose an item or leave an item behind while visiting, please drop by Lost & Found located just outside the Main Gate during regular operating hours.


Soak City is committed to providing all of our guests with an enjoyable visit. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to visit our Guests with Disabilities page for detailed information on the requirements of each attraction, along with the programs that Kings Dominion and Soak City offer.

A water wheelchair is available for guests requiring additional assistance when at Tidal Wave Bay, Splash Island, or Big Wave Bay. The water wheelchair may be used by multiple guests on the same day. A pool lift is available at the Lazy Rider. During your visit, please speak to a member of our Aquatics management team to obtain access to the water wheelchair or the pool lift and for further accessibility information.


For your convenience, lockers are located at Mary’s Shorts & Shades and Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies. Various locker sizes are available for all of your personal belongings. Locker rentals are automated and can be paid using coins, cash, and credit cards. Debit cards cannot be used at this time. The lockers work with electronic pin codes and will allow unlimited access throughout the day. Locker access is available until both Soak City and Kings Dominion are closed for the evening. Kings Dominion cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Cabana Rental

Relax and enjoy the privacy of your own wave side cabana. A limited number of exclusive cabanas are available each day and often sell out. For more information and to reserve your cabana, please visit our Cabana page.

Inner Tubes

Inner tubes are available free of charge at each attraction that requires a tube in order to ride. Inner tubes must remain at the attraction after riding.