This Amazing New Water Park Is Designed for Kids with Disabilities
Everyone should be able to have a blast on summer vacation, which is why this amusement park in San Antonio, Texas, is opening a new water park designed specially for children and adults with disabilities.
Morgan's Wonderland, which opened in 2010, is the world's first accessible "family fun park," and as of today, it's opening a new attraction: a splash park designed for kids of all abilities. The tropical-themed water park is called Morgan's Inspiration Island and features five play areas, all of which are wheelchair-friendly. The best part? Visitors with special needs are admitted for free!
"Our goal is to provide a great guest experience in an inclusive, safe, comfortable, not-overly-crowded environment," Gordon Hartman, founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, explained in a press release.
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Hartman explains that they consulted with water park experts, doctors, special needs teachers and therapists, as well as parents and caregivers, while designing the new attraction. His own daughter Morgan has physical and cognitive disabilities, and she was the inspiration behind both these amazing parks.
"Morgan's Inspiration Island promises to give individuals with physical or cognitive special needs a place where they can splash and play without barriers," he noted.
Hopefully this wonderful idea spreads and we see more accessible theme parks pop up around the country!