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  • News Morgan's Wonderland, unique park to open in San Antonio

    Today, on Twitter, I found a nice post from Arthur Levine's blog on about.com, found here. He lets the readers know about a unique amusement park that will be opening on April 10th in San Antonio, Texas. Morgan's Wonderland has been developed by a nonprofit organization as "the world's first ultra-accessible family fun park." A closer look at the park's website shows it to have potential to do amazing things.

    The website describes the new park to be "an oasis for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers who need facilities specifically designed to assist them in enjoying outdoor activities."

    Attractions shown on the park map include playgrounds and swings designed with wheelchairs in mind, a fully-accessible carousel, an ampitheater, a gymnasium and event center, an Off-Road Adventure car ride, and miniature city block representing the "Sensory Village."

    One of the coolest things is their eight-acre lake, with a scenic, accessible railroad circling it. Also circling the lake is the scenic "Walk & Roll Path," which comes complete with a number of themed rest stops along the trail. Imagine World Showcase at Epcot, because along the lake, guests can visit the Caribbean, Japan, Italy, Germany, Africa, and Mexico.

    I invite you to go take a look around at the website as the park gets ready to welcome guests. It looks like their really doing a great thing, providing people who maybe haven't the opportunity to enjoy theme parks as we do with an amazing park experience.

    (Be sure to let me know if I've posted this incorrectly, or if I've left anything important out.)
    -Hale (wumbology)

    a.k.a. h2mc, omnimover.mousetalgia, omnimover, wumbology, hogbackmtn, hhmcsharry, Hale M., h2m, h2mc

    (I've never visited Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, nor Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, so don't be fooled when I pretend to know what I'm talking about. [But I'm pretty good with the information, if I do say so myself. And you can hit me all you want with Walt Disney World.])



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    Re: Morgan's Wonderland, unique park to open in San Antonio

    That's really awesome. I hope it becomes really successful.

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      Thanks. Pretty neat place.
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        Being a teacher who works with kids with exceptional abilities, this is freegin awesomesauce!

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          Re: Morgan's Wonderland, unique park to open in San Antonio

          I just posted about this yesterday on my work's Facebook page.

          Apparently you have to make reservations as the park will only allow a certain number of guests in each day (kind of like Discovery Cove in Orlando... they only allow like 150-200 people in per day).

          It looks pretty neat from the photos I've seen on their website (check out the interactive map). I hope it does well!

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            Re: Morgan's Wonderland, unique park to open in San Antonio

            Originally posted by aimster View Post
            Apparently you have to make reservations as the park will only allow a certain number of guests in each day (kind of like Discovery Cove in Orlando... they only allow like 150-200 people in per day).
            I think that makes sense. I imagine that visiting the park with disabilities is much more enjoyable with less crowds and more personal attention from the employees.

            Also, I've heard that the admission prices make the park very accommodating for guests. Guests with special needs are free, and their family and friends are only five dollars. Sounds like these people know what they're doing.
            -Hale (wumbology)

            a.k.a. h2mc, omnimover.mousetalgia, omnimover, wumbology, hogbackmtn, hhmcsharry, Hale M., h2m, h2mc

            (I've never visited Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, nor Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, so don't be fooled when I pretend to know what I'm talking about. [But I'm pretty good with the information, if I do say so myself. And you can hit me all you want with Walt Disney World.])


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              Re: Morgan's Wonderland, unique park to open in San Antonio

              Originally posted by wumbology View Post
              Sounds like these people know what they're doing.
              No it sounds like people who aren't into making big bucks like Disney and Universal, sounds like there are people out there who actually care about the well being of others and giving everybody an enjoyable experience that isn't limited to the super rich.

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                Re: Morgan's Wonderland, unique park to open in San Antonio

                According to what I read on their website, parking is free. And all guests get RFID bracelets, which is great because some special needs kids can be "runners" (meaning, they'll suddenly bolt for no apparent reason), so with the bracelet, no one can leave the park without an employee knowing. If you have to leave the park to take something to/from your car, you have to turn in your bracelet, then when you return they'll reactivate it and put it back on you.

                I also read there are no restaurants in the park, but there's a couple grab & go places and vending machines in the park. They have a big picnic area so people can bring their own food, but they don't offer locker rentals to store coolers & the like, so you'd have to bring them from/to your car. They also don't rent strollers/wheelchairs and encourage guests to bring their own.

                They're also going to have what they call "Community Days", where everyone is welcome to visit the park, whether they're with someone with special needs or not. That gives the general public a better chance to see the park for themselves.

                Overall it looks like a great place to bring kids with disabilities & special needs and I hope the park does well.

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                  Re: Morgan's Wonderland, unique park to open in San Antonio

                  Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                  No it sounds like people who aren't into making big bucks like Disney and Universal, sounds like there are people out there who actually care about the well being of others and giving everybody an enjoyable experience that isn't limited to the super rich.
                  Oohf... I didn't express that well. I meant they know right from wrong, and that they should be doing the right thing. Which it looks like they are.
                  -Hale (wumbology)

                  a.k.a. h2mc, omnimover.mousetalgia, omnimover, wumbology, hogbackmtn, hhmcsharry, Hale M., h2m, h2mc

                  (I've never visited Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, nor Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, so don't be fooled when I pretend to know what I'm talking about. [But I'm pretty good with the information, if I do say so myself. And you can hit me all you want with Walt Disney World.])


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