August 29, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Morgan’s Wonderland will observe Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 3 – with special entertainment including acrobatic dogs, interactive puppets and super heroes, to name a few.
Gates at the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Labor Day. In addition, next-door Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park will welcome guests from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Leading up to Labor Day, Morgan’s Wonderland will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, while Morgan’s Inspiration Island will welcome guests from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2.
The latest information about the non-profit, ultra-accessible™ parks’ operating schedules, admissions and special events is always available at www.MorgansWonderland.com or at (210) 495-5888.
“Even though summer vacation is over and school has resumed, Morgan’s Wonderland will continue to offer family fun on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September, October and November,” said Ron Morander, general manager. “Then we’ll close our 2018 season with another colorful and festive ‘A Wonderland Christmas’ celebration on select evenings. Meanwhile, Morgan’s Inspiration Island will continue to offer splashy fun on warm weekends in September through Sunday, the 16th.”
Special activities and entertainment on Labor Day at Morgan’s Wonderland will include opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. at Joy’s Flutter-By Theater, 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 Dog Show,” starring Andrea’s Flying Canines, will be presented at 12:30 p.m., at the Starlight Amphitheater. In addition, complimentary face painting will be available.
At 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 wheelchair-accessible 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.
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.