Texas Theme Park for the Disabled....spread the word!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The carousel has chariots for wheelchairs. Braille games decorate side panels on the jungle gym. And table-high sandboxes allow just about any kid to build a castle.

Morgan's Wonderland aims to offer everything a special-needs guest might enjoy at a theme park — while appealing to non-disabled visitors too.
5223 David Edwards Dr.
San Antonio, TX     210-495-5888
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. most weekdays
during the summer and 5 p.m. or later
on weekends. Check website for specific
days. Free admission for persons with
special needs and children 2 or younger;
adults accompanying person with special
needs $10. General admission $15.
Reservations recommended.

"If it wasn't for searching Google," founder Gordon Hartman said, "it would've taken me a lot longer to put this together."

The result is both inventive and heartwarming: a 25-acre, $34 million park catering every detail to people with physical or mental disabilities, down to jungle gyms wide enough to fit two wheelchairs side-by-side, a "Sensory Village" that's an indoor mall of touch-and-hear activities, and daily attendance limits so the park never gets too loud or lines too long.

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Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

5 comments:

  1. One of my best large dragons, and my all time favorite project, was done for the visually impaired visitors to a World Science Fiction Convention. Every part of him had textural interest as well as visual beauty. I held him as not for sale for several years, and then the first time my husband was talking about RVing full time I sold him because he wouldn't fit in an RV!

    That was over ten year ago and we haven't done it yet.

    His picture is at: http://www.animalhead.com/drggbig.html

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  2. Thanks, Donna! We are always interested in places with handicap access! This one is worth knowing about!

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  3. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. My old neighbors, Pat and Marvin Teal work at Dollywood. She is in food service and he is a blacksmith?

    I have not been there, but I know they live just outside Smokey Mtn Ntl park. We visited them once in our Motor home.

    Have fun.

    Kathy Walker

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