May 24, 2018
WHO: Wish kid Melvin Lopez, from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, who suffers from severe epilepsy.
WHAT: Granting Melvin’s one true wish to visit ultra-accessible™ Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park and Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone. This magical wish will be granted by Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas and Make-A-Wish Hawaii.
WHEN: Scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Also scheduled to visit Morgan’s Wonderland at 10 a.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.)
WHERE: Morgan’s Inspiration Island, 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 enable Wish kids to enjoy a day of fun, create lasting memories with family members and provide a respite from the day-to-day regimen of medical treatment.
ETC.: Non-profit, tropically-themed Morgan’s Inspiration Island opened last June with five major splash pads, the River Boat Adventure ride and revolutionary waterproof wheelchairs. Morgan’s Wonderland, also completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 attractions including rides, playscapes and gardens. It was proclaimed 2017 “Park of the Year” in the Golden Ticket Awards sponsored by Amusement Today. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes to kids with critical illnesses. Established in 1984, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted over 4,800 wishes with the help of more than 250 active volunteers and a community of generous donors. Research shows that kids who have wishes granted build the emotional and physical strength to fight their illness. A wish has the power to change lives and produce better health outcomes. For more information, visit www.cstx.wish.org.