May 15, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – A busy 2018 summer season of fun at unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park and new Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park will kick off Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, according to Ron Morander, general manager.
The safe, affordable and ultra-accessible™ theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day. It will continue to be open daily in June, July and up through mid-August, Morander noted.
Meanwhile, Morgan’s Inspiration Island will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 through 28, and it will operate throughout the warm-weather months up until Sept. 16.
The latest information about the parks’ operating schedules, admissions and special events is always available at www.MorgansWonderland.com or at (210) 495-5888 – toll-free (877) 495-5888. Both Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island were designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment, Morander noted.
Special activities and entertainment on Memorial Day (May 28) at Morgan’s Wonderland will include opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m., immediately preceding the popular and interactive “The Magic of Friendship Show” that features Morgan’s Wonderland performers, puppets and members of the audience.
Joy’s Dance Party, led by butterfly mascot Joy, the Morgan’s Wonderland Wonder Squad super heroes and the Inclusion Fusion inclusive dance team, will get Morgan’s Wonderland guests moving to upbeat music at 11:30 a.m., and “The Wonderland Wag & Tail Dog Show,” starring Andrea’s Flying Canines, will be presented at 12:30 p.m. In addition, face painting will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meanwhile, at next-door Morgan’s Inspiration Island, guests will enjoy all kinds of aquatic fun in the sun, thanks to spouts, geysers, dumping buckets and lots of other get-wet gizmos. The splash park, which officially opened June 17, 2017, includes five major, tropically-themed splash pads, the River Boat Adventure ride and support facilities such as the Wheelchair Valet, where guests can transfer out of their personal chairs into specially-designed waterproof wheelchairs.
The only theme park of its kind in the world, Morgan’s Wonderland offers more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds and gardens for everyone’s enjoyment. Paralyzed Veterans of America recently honored Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island with the 2018 Barrier-Free America Award, which attests to the parks’ mission of inclusion – bringing together those with and without disabilities for fun and better understanding of one another. Both parks admit those with physical or cognitive challenges free of charge.
In addition to its regular attractions, Morgan’s Wonderland will host summertime special events including a Wednesday, July 4, salute to active-duty members of the armed forces and first-responders such as firefighters, law-enforcement officers and emergency-medical professionals.
Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island are located at 5223 David Edwards Drive in Northeast San Antonio a half-mile west of IH 35 at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive.