Theme Park For Those With Disabilities Plans Multi-Million Dollar Expansion

Morgan’s Wonderland, an amusement park designed to be fully inclusive, plans to add new attractions, which will be available when the park opens to visitors next spring. (Morgan’s Wonderland)

A one-of-a-kind theme park built to be fully accessible to people with disabilities will undergo its largest expansion yet with the addition of new rides and other attractions.

Morgan’s Wonderland, an inclusive theme park in San Antonio, will add four new offerings and upgrade its facilities, officials said.

The $6 million expansion will include a first-of-its-kind, 4-seat zipline that can accommodate riders in wheelchairs, as well as those who need additional restraints, respiratory equipment or other equipment. The zipline will soar over the park’s catch-and-release fishing lake, where a new passenger boat ride will be offered.

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Additionally, Morgan’s Wonderland will install Jette’s Wonder Bikes, a wheelchair-accessible ride with cars that fly in a circular pattern and allow riders to pedal or use cranks to make the cars go up and down.

Meanwhile, a new 4D cinema will give wheelchair users a rollercoaster experience using a video screen with motion effects.

“So far, Morgan’s Wonderland has welcomed 2.7 million visitors from all 50 states and more than 120 other countries,” said Gordon Hartman, who, along with his wife Maggie, was inspired to create the park by his daughter Morgan, who has disabilities. “Now is the time to update and add new elements that will be our largest expansion since we opened in 2010.”

Since creating Morgan’s Wonderland, the Hartmans have also opened Morgan’s Inspiration Island, a fully accessible water park, and Morgan’s Wonderland Camp, a fully accessible campground, all located in San Antonio.

Morgan’s Wonderland will close after Halloween for construction and will reopen with new offerings in the spring.

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