If you’ve ever taken your child to a water park, you know there are limits to where children who use wheelchairs or adaptive devices can go. Now Morgan’s Wonderland, the San Antonio amusement park that is for all kids, has figured out how to make a water park accessible.
Opening Saturday, its Inspiration Island will offer on a first-come, first-served basis wheelchairs developed by the University of Pittsburgh that can get wet. The Pneu Chairs use compressed air to move. The park also has two other waterproof models: one is a push-stroller for those who have a caregiver to push them and a a manual one guests can push themselves.
Inspiration Island is centered around the park’s 8-acre catch-and-release fishing lake and a seven-story lighthouse.
The 17-million project offers these elements:
The River Boat Adventure ride through a jungle setting
Five water splash areas – Hang 10 Harbor, Rainbow Reef, Shipwreck Island, Harvey’s Hideaway Bay and Calypso Cove –with splashy elements such as raintrees, falls, pools, geysers, jets, water cannons and tipping buckets.
The Rainbow Reef is also great for kids with sensitivity to cold because the water is warmer there.
Morgan’s Wonderland also has water-proof ID bracelets that can help parents keep track of their kids.
Find Morgan’s Wonderland at 5223 David Edwards Drive, San Antonio. It’s best to get tickets in advance at www.MorgansWonderland.com. Kids who have special needs and are younger than 2 get in for free.
Tickets for both parks are $21 for kids 3-17, military with ID, and seniors 62 and older, and $27 adults.