NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby BigBomer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:41 pm

I was just thinking this morning if San Diego was going to get an Aquatica anytime soon ... funny how that worked out.

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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby nhman93 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:25 am

Now they should buy GL Wildwater Kingdom from Cedar Fair and turn that back into a Seaworld/Aquatica. Hey a kid can dream right :roll:

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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby Jew » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:47 am

805Andrew wrote:I'm glad Sea World is expanding their offerings in San Diego, and they barely had to lift a finger to due so. Now if only they would build a Busch Gardens in SD themed to Asia (I doubt that would ever happen though).


San Diego already has the wild animal park, so there's a foundation to build on should they choose to make another surprise purchase.
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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby carolinacaniac » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:50 am

Certainly does help the presence of the Sea World Parks in San Diego as others had said, plus I would believe this will lead to greater sales in season passes should they offer a two-park pass like they do in VA for BG/Water Country, SeaWorld Orlando/Aquatica, BG/Adventure Island in Tampa, etc...

Certainly adds more bang for the buck for those who own a Platinum Pass and actually go to multiple SeaWorld Park locations each year as well.
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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby gisco » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:46 am

Not much of a water park person but I would be more likely to go to Aquatica because of the sealife.

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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby chickenbowl » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:08 am

I'm really happy to see the San Diego branch of SeaWorld growing so much in these few years. This Soak City has almost seemed abandoned in terms of getting anything new at all, I can't wait to see what SeaWorld will bring to this park!
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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:48 pm

chickenbowl wrote:I'm really happy to see the San Diego branch of SeaWorld growing so much in these few years. This Soak City has almost seemed abandoned in terms of getting anything new at all, I can't wait to see what SeaWorld will bring to this park!



Almost every Cedar Fair separate admission waterpark has seemed abandoned. What was the Last Oceans Of Fun thing before this year? Wildwater Kingdom, Oh? Soak City across from Knott's? Soak City OH?
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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby gromithere » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:16 pm

Makes me wonder if we will see Cedar Fair selling off their other stand alone water parks in the future.

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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby XYZ » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:16 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if their Palm Springs Soak City will be sold in a few years.
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Re: NEWS: Knott's Soak City to become Aquatica San Diego

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:43 pm

^While it is a distinct possibility that Cedar Fair may be considering selling some more of its "one-off" properties, I can't imagine SeaWorld buying any more of the California parks at this time. With Aquatica San Diego now on the way they've got California doubly covered, as they do with San Antonio and (to a much larger extent) Central Florida. I see Aquatica San Diego supporting the nearby SeaWorld and also grabbing a better foothold in the surrounding market. Having a third SeaWorld park outside of San Diego would likely cannibalize the business there..
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