Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Morgan's Wonderland

I have to tell you about this amazing place we went to on Sunday. It is called Morgan's Wonderland and it is a brand new theme park in San Antonio that was built primarily for people with special needs. The philanthropist who built the park has a teenage daughter named Morgan who has a special need and he wanted to design a place where kids could go and fully participate regardless of their situation.

Not only is everything very accessible, but you have to make a reservation to go to the park so the operators can best accommodate everyone there. It is free for kids with special needs and just $5 for those who come with them. We had a great time there Sunday. I keep thinking how cool it is that this dad took what life had given him and then used that to make the world a better place for others. Apparently, people from cities all over the US are visiting Morgan's Wonderland to try and replicate it in their home town. Who knows, maybe they will be all over the country in a few years. Wouldn't that be amazing!

Here are a some pictures from our day at Morgan's Wonderland.

The view of Morgan's Wonderland from the train

Playing in the virtual grocery store

Ruthie shooting water cannons

More water features

They have an enormous playground

Sam doing the weather

A little virtual driving.

I am not sure what you call these screens, but they were all over the room and very cool.

My girl on the merry go round

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So cool! I heard about this place a couple of months ago and have told many families that I work with about it! I would love to hear more...Shannon D.