July 1, 2016
WHO: 4th of July fun-seekers of all ages.
WHAT: Salute to America’s Heroes, a special tribute to those who dedicate themselves to protecting the citizenry including members of the armed forces and first responders such as fire, law enforcement and emergency medical professionals.
WHEN: Special Independence Day entertainment and free food (while supplies last) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016. (Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).
WHY: To say thanks to dedicated men and women who devote themselves day in and day out to public security and safety.
ETC.: Free hot dogs with all the trimmings and apple pie will be served while supplies last. Military personnel, first responders and members of their immediate families who present valid ID cards at the Morgan’s Wonderland Welcome Center can obtain a special discounted admission of $9 per person, approximately 50 percent off the regular adult admission price. Individuals with special needs and children under age 3 are always admitted free of charge.
Opening ceremonies for the Salute to America’s Heroes will begin at 10 a.m. Other activities will include a performance by Andrea’s Flying Canines (acrobatic dogs), a petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., complimentary face painting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., butterfly costumed-character Joy’s 4th of July Dance Parade through the park at 12:30 p.m. and the new “Hartman’s House” interactive puppet show at 1:30 p.m.
Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds, gardens, a picnic area and rest areas. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com. New this season is Whirling Wonder, a colorful Ferris wheel that transports riders more than five stories high for panoramic views of the park as well as construction of Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park due to open in spring 2017.