SAN ANTONIO – A busy 2019 summer season of fun at unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park and Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park will kick off Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, according to Jessica Lizardo, general manager.
The safe, affordable and ultra-accessible™ theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day. It will continue to be open daily in June, July and up through mid-August, Lizardo noted.
Meanwhile, Morgan’s Inspiration Island will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25 through 26, and it will operate throughout the warm-weather months up until Sept. 15.
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, Lizardo noted.
Special entertainment on Memorial Day (May 27) at Morgan’s Wonderland will include opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m., immediately preceding the popular “The Magic of Friendship Show” blending puppets, magic and comedy with a patriotic twist. The Inclusion Fusion show choir will perform at 11:30 a.m., and DJ Happy will follow with music for an all-access dance party and parade led by Morgan’s Wonderland goodwill ambassadors. Rounding out the lineup will be face painting, accessible midway-inspired games and other interactive fun from 11 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 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 wheelchairs into specially-designed waterproof wheelchairs.
From June 1 through Aug. 18, Morgan’s Wonderland will offer a kaleidoscope of special entertainment on themed days – Musical Monday, Theater Tuesday, Wonderland Wednesday, Twirltastic Thursday, Friendship Friday, Super Saturday and Sunday Funday.
In addition, Morgan’s Wonderland will host summertime special events including Sheriff for a Day activities Monday, June 10, in cooperation with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, and a Thursday, July 4, salute to active-duty members of the armed forces and first-responders such as firefighters, law-enforcement officers and emergency-medical professionals.
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 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. In addition, TIME included Morgan’s Inspiration Island on the magazine’s 2018 list of World’s Greatest Places.
Both Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island admit those with physical or cognitive challenges free of charge. They’re 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.