Located in San Antonio, Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland is an innovative and inclusive theme park founded by Gordon Hartman. Inspired by his daughter Morgan’s special needs and the social interaction challenges she faced during her childhood, Hartman embarked on a mission to develop a unique theme park that would cater to individuals of all abilities. By establishing the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and spearheading Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, he brought his vision to life. With its mission rooted in inclusion, the park has become a haven for people with disabilities and their families, caregivers, and friends.
A Haven for Inclusion
Morgan’s Wonderland strives to create a non-judgmental and inclusive environment, welcoming guests from across the country and around the world. With over two million visitors since its opening in 2010, the theme park has garnered global recognition for its dedication to the special needs community. Upon entering the park, visitors are greeted by the magnificent Taking Flight sculpture, symbolizing the park’s commitment to the cause.
Ultra-Accessibility and Attractions
Spanning 25 acres, Morgan’s Wonderland is a completely wheelchair-accessible theme park. It offers a wide range of attractions and experiences designed to ensure that no family member misses out on the fun. The park features the Wonderland Express train wrapping around a scenic lake, the Whirling Wonder Ferris wheel with panoramic views, and a colorful carousel equipped with wheelchair-accessible seats. Additionally, visitors can explore the shaded playgrounds of Picnic Place and engage in imaginative play at the Sensory Village.
Education and Outreach
In addition to its recreational offerings, Morgan’s Wonderland strongly emphasizes educational outreach. The theme park hosts inclusive performing arts programs and community-based instruction for elementary school students, providing opportunities for learning and growth. This pioneering theme park not only provides a safe and enjoyable experience for individuals with disabilities but also fosters a sense of togetherness among people of all abilities. Morgan’s Wonderland continues to inspire and set an example for accessible entertainment worldwide.