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Thu Jun 29, 2017, 11:54 AM

Worlds First Water Park For People With Disabilities Has Just Opened

A water park has opened their doors with an inspiring new area designed specifically for people with disabilities. Morgan’s Inspiration Island at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas, is the first water park of its kind in the world and the founder wanted it to be a place where everyone in the family could have fun.

“Our goal is to provide a great guest experience in an inclusive, safe, comfortable, not-overly-crowded environment,” says park founder Gordon Hartman, who consulted with an array of specialists including doctors, parents, teachers and special needs therapists, to make sure the details were thought through.
“Morgan’s Inspiration Island – like Morgan’s Wonderland – will concentrate on inclusion and inspire guests with special needs to do things previously thought not to be in their range of capabilities,” he explains. “Those without disabilities and those with, including individuals in wheelchairs, guests with hearing and visual impairments and even guests on ventilators, will be able to play alongside each other and gain a greater appreciation of one another.”

Read more at http://www.reshareworthy.com/water-park-for-people-with-disabilities-morgans-island/#JDgfdjpYIiH9Q3P2.99

Well worth following the link. The original article is very picture heavy (dial-up warning), but the faces of kids in wheelchairs having the time of their lives is worth it.

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Thu Jun 29, 2017, 12:07 PM

1. I've taken my kid to Morgan's Wonderland!

I don't live there close enough to go back for the Water Park. It's brilliant, though, and I wish we could go. Eva Longoria and others worked to get funding for MW, if I'm not mistaken. Her older sister has cognitive disabilities. I believe Morgan's father purchased the land and had the idea for the park for his daughter.

I'd love to see every big city have this available for their disabled population.

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