Morgan's Wonderland

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Morgan's Wonderland
Morgans Wounderland Entrance.jpg
Entrance of Morgan's Wonderland
Slogan Where Everyone Can Play
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Coordinates 29°32′20″N 98°23′31″W / 29.539°N 98.392°W / 29.539; -98.392Coordinates: 29°32′20″N 98°23′31″W / 29.539°N 98.392°W / 29.539; -98.392
Opened 2010
Area 25 acres (0.10 km2)
Website www.morganswonderland.com

Morgan's Wonderland is a 25 acres (10 ha) accessible amusement park in San Antonio, Texas, USA for children and adults with special cognitive and physical needs. The park, which opened in April, 2010, was developed by Gordon Hartman,[1] a former real estate developer from San Antonio. He said that his daughter Morgan, who has a severe cognitive delay, inspired the creation of the park.[2]

The concept for the park is similar to a sensory garden. It is an example of adaptive recreation for children. The attractions are designed to be interactive for children with various abilities and disabilities.

The park has a carousel, an 8 acres (3.2 ha) lake, off-road vehicles, a miniature train decorated to appear like it is from the 1930s, a sand circle play area, swings, and "playscapes."[1] The carousel sits flush with the ground and has "chariots" that wheel chairs can be secured in that move up and down as the carousel turns. There are traditional and adaptive swings that hold wheel chairs.

On August 28, 2012, Toyota was named presenting sponsor of Morgan’s Wonderland. Toyota will provide major financial support for the 25-acre theme park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Theme park for special-needs children opens in San Antonio." Daily Travel & Deal Blog at the Los Angeles Times. Saturday May 1, 2010. Retrieved on May 2, 2010.
  2. ^ Berman, John. "American Heart: Creating a Theme Park for Those With Special Needs." ABC News. March 9, 2010. Retrieved on May 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Toyota Announces Presenting Sponsorships of Morgan’s Wonderland, New Scorpions Stadium". finchannel.com. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 

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