After Creating An Amusement Park For Their Daughter With Special Needs This Family Expanded It With A Water Park

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Posted by Univision Noticias on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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One of the best parts of summer as a kid is being able to walk around dripping wet and have no one bat an eyelash at you. Pools, park sprinklers, water balloon fights and, the best, water parks, were some of the best ways to escape the heat and have a blast all at the same time.

In an effort to spread that wonderful experience to even more people and children, one amusement park has opened an adjoining water park dedicated to just that: bringing the fun of water parks to everyone.

Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas is an amusement park dedicated to being accessible, especially for children with special needs.

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The park was designed by Gordan Hartman and his daughter Morgan, who has special needs.

They recently opened “Morgan’s Inspiration Island,” an accessible water park that is connected to the original amusement park.

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They even brought in new types of waterproof wheelchairs to make playing in water easier.

The PneuChair was made in partnership with the Human Engineering Research Lab at the University of Pittsburgh.

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The chair operates on compressed air, is water proof, and only takes only ten minutes to charge, making it safer and more efficient.

Children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to go.

According to the park’s website, there are many precautions and considerations taken at the park to ensure that the park is fun and safe.

The park has GPS-enabled wristbands that ensure guests can be located and sprinklers that dispense warmer water for those with sensitivity to cold.

The best part of it all? Admission is free for people with special needs.

More accessible additions are currently being planned, but in the meantime, it seems like a great place to take the kids this summer.

 

Correction: A previous version of this story listed Houston, Texas as the location of Morgan’s Wonderland. It is located in San Antonio, Texas.


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