SAN ANTONIO – For the fifth year in a row, unique, non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland theme park will treat guests to highly popular “Music, Mutts, Magic and More,” special entertainment that’s free with park admission during spring break 2019, March 11-16.
Included will be musical performances, exhibitions by acrobatic dogs, feats of magic and appearances by butterfly costumed-character Joy, the theme park’s mascot, and members of The Wonder Squad, Morgan’s Wonderland super heroes who will greet guests and pose for photos.
“Music, Mutts, Magic and More” will be presented in addition to more than 25 Morgan’s Wonderland attractions such as wheelchair-accessible rides, playscapes and other fun elements.
Actually, the 25-acre, ultra-accessible™ park – designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone – will be open daily March 8-17 for spring break. The latest information on operating days and hours of operation, admissions and special activities can be found at www.MorgansWonderland.com.
“‘Music, Mutts, Magic and More’ has drawn a very positive response from our guests,” said Ron Morander, Morgan’s Wonderland chief operating officer, “so we’re bringing it back this spring with some tweaks that we think will add to the enjoyment.”
Among the special entertainment available during spring break will be “The Magic of Friendship,” a 20-minute interactive variety show in which guests will learn the art of making friends and all about inclusion through the power of magic. The production stars Morgan’s Wonderland puppet favorite Hartman and puppeteer-magician The Astonishing Mr. Pitts.
The daily lineup of special spring-break entertainment Monday through Saturday, March 11-16, will be as follows:
9:30 a.m. – “Inclusion Idol,” family-friendly karaoke led by Dragonfly Karaoke.
10:30 a.m. – The high-energy “Wonderland All-Access Block Party” with upbeat music, dancing and participation by park guests as well as the Morgan’s Wonderland Ambassadors of Friendship – Professor Flutterwing, Sergeant Segway and Princess Esperanza.
11:30 a.m. – “Andrea’s Flying Canines” acrobatic dog show.
12:30 p.m. – “The Magic of Friendship” puppet and magic show.
1:30 p.m. – Interactive drum circle at the refurbished Music Garden with percussionist T-Bow Gonzales.
“Our spring break guests will notice various improvements when they visit Morgan’s Wonderland,” Morander said. “To begin with, we’ve made it easier to purchase tickets online. We’ve expanded our Welcome Center to make it quicker and easier to enter the park, and we’ve transformed the Main Street Pavilion on the shoreline of our lake into a special-events venue that can accommodate up to 80 individuals.”
Also, Microsoft has updated Sensory Village, which offers a variety of interactive play elements designed to stimulate the senses, with the latest in Microsoft Xbox One X technology. The new Microsoft Experience at Sensory Village includes a unified hub for devices that help make gaming more accessible for gamers with limited mobility, plus Xbox Game Pass providing access to more than 100 games.
“Since Morgan’s Wonderland opened in spring 2010, the park has welcomed more than 1.6 million guests from all 50 states and 73 other countries,” Morander said. “And we’ve continued to admit anyone and everyone with a special need free of charge.”
Morgan’s Wonderland is 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. For more information, call (210) 495-5888. Its sister splash park – Morgan’s Inspiration Island – will reopen in mid-May for the warm-weather months.