Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the first splash park of its kind in the entire world. This particularly awesome summer activity concentrates on inclusion and enables guests with special needs to have fun in ways they may have thought to be impossible.
Located next to Morgan’s Wonderland theme park in San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island is a dream come true for summer days under the Texas sun. This splash park was constructed with the mission of enabling guests of all ages and abilities to have fun playing in the water with friends and family.
It began when Gordan Hartman was inspired to build a theme park for his daughter, Morgan, then 12-years-old and on the autism spectrum, after he saw children struggling to play with her in a hotel pool. Hartman’s dream of Morgan’s Wonderland became a reality, and this unique wheelchair-friendly theme park focuses on including anyone who wants to partake, regardless of their needs and abilities.
Similarly to the Morgan’s Wonderland, Morgan’s Inspiration Island “is not a special-needs park; it’s a park of inclusion,” says Hartman, founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. He worked with water park consultants, local doctors, special-needs therapists, special-education teachers, parents, and caregivers to guarantee that adults and children in wheelchairs will be able to have fun playing under the Texas sun.
The park makes crucial accommodations for an array of special needs. Some of which include motorized platforms for easy wheelchair access and making sure guests have plenty of personal space. “Those without disabilities and those with, including individuals in wheelchairs, guests with hearing and visual impairments and even guests on ventilators, can play alongside each other and gain a greater appreciation of one another,” says Hartman.
The price for children and adults is very affordable because the theme park relies heavily on donations to stay in business. Plus, anyone with special needs is admitted free of charge.
Both Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island are wheelchair accessible, and they will even provide waterproof wheelchairs for visitors with battery-powered wheelchairs, as well as a private area for transferring from one wheelchair to another.
Address: 223 David Edwards Dr, San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone: (210) 495-5888