Theme Park For Those With Disabilities Plans Multi-Million Dollar Expansion
A one-of-a-kind theme park built to be fully accessible to those with disabilities is set to undergo its largest expansion yet with the addition of new rides and other attractions.
Morgan’s Wonderland, an inclusive theme park in San Antonio, will add four new offerings and upgrade its facilities, officials said.
The $6 million expansion will include a first-of-its-kind 4-seat zip line that can accommodate riders in wheelchairs as well as those who need extra restraints, respiratory equipment or other gear. The zip line will soar above the park’s catch-and-release fishing lake where a new passenger boat ride will be offered.
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In addition, Morgan’s Wonderland will install Jette’s Wonder Bikes, a wheelchair-accessible ride with cars that fly in a circular pattern and allow riders to pedal or use hand cranks to make the cars swoop up and down.
Meanwhile, a new 4D cinema will give riders in wheelchairs a roller-coaster experience using a video screen with motion effects.
“Thus far, Morgan’s Wonderland has welcomed 2.7 million guests from all 50 states and more than 120 other countries,” said Gordon Hartman, who along with his wife Maggie was inspired to create the park by their daughter, Morgan, who has disabilities. “It’s now time to refresh and add new elements that will constitute our largest expansion since we opened in 2010.”
Since creating Morgan’s Wonderland, the Hartmans have also opened Morgan’s Inspiration Island, a fully accessible water park, and Morgan’s Wonderland Camp, a fully accessible camp, all located in San Antonio.
Morgan’s Wonderland will close after Halloween for construction and will reopen with the new offerings in place in the spring.
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