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January 20, 2000 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On Wednesday, the project development director for Knott's Berry Farm spent the day at City Hall to apply for hundreds of permits to begin construction on the region's newest water theme park. "There are specific land permits for every attraction," said Knott's spokesman Bob Ochsner, referring to the more than 20 activities that will be built at Soak City.
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June 2, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
I was overjoyed when I first heard SeaWorld San Diego was going to build an Aquatica water park. The original Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida was an instant success, setting a new standard for excellence and excess in the water park industry when it opened in 2008. Today, Aquatica Orlando's combination of one-of-a-kind water slides and up-close animal interactions attracts 1.5 million visitors per year, making it one of the Top 10 water parks in the world . Photos: SeaWorld San Diego's Aquatica water park After a preview visit on Thursday, it pains me to say all Aquaticas are not created equal.
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BUSINESS
June 7, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, E. Scott Reckard covers tourism for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7407 and at scott.reckard@latimes.com
Soak City USA, Knott's Berry Farm's new $25-million water park, is, uh, inundated with the usual flood of last-minute problems. But Knott's boss Jack Falfas swears it will open as scheduled June 17. And with nearly every piece in place. "The only thing we're not going to have that we were planning on are some canvas shade structures that lend a little color to it," Falfas said Tuesday. "Nobody will notice."
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
SeaWorld's Aquatica will introduce an innovative hybrid concept to San Diego on June 1 that combines a marine park with a water park, allowing visitors to interact with animals like dolphins, stingrays and flamingos as they zip down water slides. > Photos: SeaWorld San Diego's Aquatica water park SeaWorld San Diego purchased Knott's Soak City in Chula Vista from the parent company of Knott's Berry Farm for $15 million and plans an extensive renovation of the separate-admission water park about 20 miles south of the marine park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people swarmed a Knott's Berry Farm job fair Saturday, with organizers eager to round up workers for two soon-to-open Soak City USA parks and expanding areas of Knott's. A $25-million Soak City USA water park is being built beside Knott's, with a debut set for mid-June. And the company that owns Knott's, Cedar Fair, recently purchased the $11.5-million White Water Canyon, a Western-themed water park in San Diego County.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frankie and Annette. The Beach Boys. Dick Dale. Surfboard-toting Woody station wagons. There is something magical and alluring about the Southern California beach culture of the 1950s and 1960s, which is a primary reason Knott's decided to gear its new Orange County water park to this nostalgic youth theme. Opening Saturday on what used to be 13 acres of parking lot at Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City U.S.A.
NEWS
June 2, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
I was overjoyed when I first heard SeaWorld San Diego was going to build an Aquatica water park. The original Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida was an instant success, setting a new standard for excellence and excess in the water park industry when it opened in 2008. Today, Aquatica Orlando's combination of one-of-a-kind water slides and up-close animal interactions attracts 1.5 million visitors per year, making it one of the Top 10 water parks in the world . Photos: SeaWorld San Diego's Aquatica water park After a preview visit on Thursday, it pains me to say all Aquaticas are not created equal.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
SeaWorld's Aquatica will introduce an innovative hybrid concept to San Diego on June 1 that combines a marine park with a water park, allowing visitors to interact with animals like dolphins, stingrays and flamingos as they zip down water slides. > Photos: SeaWorld San Diego's Aquatica water park SeaWorld San Diego purchased Knott's Soak City in Chula Vista from the parent company of Knott's Berry Farm for $15 million and plans an extensive renovation of the separate-admission water park about 20 miles south of the marine park.
NEWS
September 14, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Skies cleared over cities swamped by Japan's heaviest rain on record, but streets were still flooded and fears of landslides kept hundreds of thousands of people away from their homes. The torrential rain Tuesday in central Japan--bolstered by a typhoon creeping up from the south--killed seven people, stranded 50,000 bullet train passengers and forced Toyota and Mitsubishi to halt car production for a day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2000 | ANDRE BRISCOE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Business owners and residents near Knott's Berry Farm's new Soak City U.S.A. say the water park has created a hazard and nuisance with car and bus congestion in the neighborhood across from the park. According to residents, such traffic has dramatically increased in the 7900 block of La Palma Avenue since Knott's opened the park in mid-June. "I'm just looking at it from a safety point of view," said Weston Sanchez, who lives on a street off La Palma Avenue.
NATIONAL
January 7, 2008 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
The water ravaged the Crimson Road neighborhood. It punched in windows, buckled pavement, dug a 7-foot-deep gulch. It barreled over Tony Ebert's redwood fence and hurled his shed across the yard. Calf-deep in brown water on Sunday, he wondered: How could this happen again?
NEWS
September 14, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Skies cleared over cities swamped by Japan's heaviest rain on record, but streets were still flooded and fears of landslides kept hundreds of thousands of people away from their homes. The torrential rain Tuesday in central Japan--bolstered by a typhoon creeping up from the south--killed seven people, stranded 50,000 bullet train passengers and forced Toyota and Mitsubishi to halt car production for a day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2000 | ANDRE BRISCOE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Business owners and residents near Knott's Berry Farm's new Soak City U.S.A. say the water park has created a hazard and nuisance with car and bus congestion in the neighborhood across from the park. According to residents, such traffic has dramatically increased in the 7900 block of La Palma Avenue since Knott's opened the park in mid-June. "I'm just looking at it from a safety point of view," said Weston Sanchez, who lives on a street off La Palma Avenue.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Knott's Berry Farm opens its brightly colored Soak City USA water park Saturday, visitors may overlook another new landmark near the slides and chutes: the "Radisson" name atop the former Buena Park Hotel. For Cedar Fair, owner of the clustered attractions, spending $28.4 million to buy, renovate and re-brand the hotel was as crucial as building its $25.5-million beach-themed "second gate," filled with water slides and lazy rivers.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Knott's Berry Farm opens its brightly colored Soak City U.S.A. water park Saturday, visitors may overlook another new landmark near the slides and chutes: the "Radisson" name atop the former Buena Park Hotel. For Cedar Fair, owner of the clustered attractions, spending $28.4 million to buy, renovate and rebrand the hotel was as crucial as building its $25.5-million beach-themed "second gate," filled with water slides and lazy rivers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frankie and Annette. The Beach Boys. Dick Dale. Surfboard-toting Woody station wagons. There is something magical and alluring about the Southern California beach culture of the 1950s and 1960s, which is a primary reason Knott's decided to gear its new Orange County water park to this nostalgic youth theme. Opening Saturday on what used to be 13 acres of parking lot at Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City U.S.A.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Knott's Berry Farm plans to spend $25.5 million on a water park that will open in summer 2000, part of an attempt to reinvent itself as a full resort as it confronts competitors like the new Legoland park in Carlsbad and Walt Disney Co.'s expanding juggernaut a few miles away.
NEWS
November 3, 1987 | Associated Press
The most rainfall in more than three years flooded city streets Monday and caused part of a ceiling in the federal courthouse to collapse, authorities said. The National Weather Service recorded 0.80 of an inch of rain at McCarran International Airport by 4 p.m. Monday--the most rain in one day since a thunderstorm dumped 1.36 inches on the area July 28, 1984. The rain was a continuation of a storm that moved in from California on Saturday and had poured a total of 1.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, E. Scott Reckard covers tourism for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7407 and at scott.reckard@latimes.com
Soak City USA, Knott's Berry Farm's new $25-million water park, is, uh, inundated with the usual flood of last-minute problems. But Knott's boss Jack Falfas swears it will open as scheduled June 17. And with nearly every piece in place. "The only thing we're not going to have that we were planning on are some canvas shade structures that lend a little color to it," Falfas said Tuesday. "Nobody will notice."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people swarmed a Knott's Berry Farm job fair Saturday, with organizers eager to round up workers for two soon-to-open Soak City USA parks and expanding areas of Knott's. A $25-million Soak City USA water park is being built beside Knott's, with a debut set for mid-June. And the company that owns Knott's, Cedar Fair, recently purchased the $11.5-million White Water Canyon, a Western-themed water park in San Diego County.
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