Before you know it, the pool weather will be here and your kids will be looking for a fun place to cool off. Headed to a water park? Who wants to buy 2 tickets for the same park for 2 different experiences. Some parks make you buy one ticket for the water park and one for the amusement park? Kings Dominion only charges one park price for both their amusement park and their water park. One great price, 2 great experiences. The 40th Celebration continues at Kings Dominion as WaterWorks transforms into Soak City. An expansion and renovation of Kings Dominion’s all-inclusive water park is well underway. It will be opened soon and you can experience this amazing expansion for yourself. However, you won’t be seeing me up on top of that ride, but down below taking photos of my kids having a blast. Make sure you are prepared when visiting Kings Dominion and read our post about what to pack. 


Soak City will feature many of the park’s popular water rides and attractions while incorporating all-new attractions and elements including:

  • A 65-foot tall slide tower that features three thrilling attractions, each one providing a unique riding experience. Paradise Plunge sends thrill-seekers into an almost vertical free fall as the floor drops out from underneath their feet. On Aqua Blast, riders are sent twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring 360-degree turns. Thunder Falls launches riders in a tube down a series of intense drops and turns.


  • Splash Island, a new children’s area that will double the size of the current children’s options in the water park. The family-friendly splash zone will create a magical play environment for children of all ages and abilities. Features include small slides for young children and multiple jets of streaming water that spray up from the ground, as well as overhead. Splash Island allows family members to play, socialize and enjoy the water park experience together.
  • Improved Guest Amenities: Upgraded family changing areas, an additional restroom complex, expanded deluxe cabanas featuring WiFi and television, and new restaurant concepts designed by Kings Dominion’s Executive Chef.
  • The Soak City makeover will include an updated entrance area and landscaping throughout the 20-acre water park.

Soak City is set to open in the spring of 2015 making this the first expansion at Kings Dominion’s water park since 2007.

Guests who want to be among the first to experience these exciting additions at the park can purchase 2015 Kings Dominion Season Passes now. Passholders enjoy many benefits, including: Bring-A-Friend discounts, food and merchandise discounts, and early access to select rides and the water park. Soak City is included with general park admission. To learn more and plan your visit, be sure to visit : as well as our post on Spring Fever Events. 

Not sure if the park is suitable for your kids ages/ heights I thought I would add the Rider Height Guide for Soak City.
48 Inches minimum 
Baja Bends
Pipeline Peak
Aqua Blast
Paradise Plunge
Thunder Falls

42 Inches minimum
Zoom Flume

40 Inches minimum 
FreeStylin’ (40-48 inches must wear a lifejacket)
Soak City Splash House Slides

Children under 48” are required to wear a lifevest and under 42” are required to be with a Supervision Companion 
Big Wave Bay
Lazy Rider
Tidal Wave Bay (less than 42″ must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Less than 48″ must wear a lifejacket)
54″ Maximum Unless with a Child 
Lil’ Barefoot Beach (maximum 54 inches)
Splash Island


Be sure to check out our Post on what to pack when visiting a Water Park and Kings Dominion.

What sort of rides do you like to ride when you visit a Water Park?