Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park where guests of all ages and abilities can get wet and have fun together. The park is located in Northeast San Antonio next to 25-acre Morgan’s Wonderland, the first-of-its-kind-in-the-world theme park.
The two parks were created by Gordon Hartman, 46, a former San Antonio real estate developer who said his daughter Morgan, who has cognitive and physical challenges – was his inspiration. Like Morgan’s Wonderland, that opened in 2010, Morgan’s Inspiration Island admits anyone with a special need free of charge.
Created in collaboration with water park consultants from Texas, Arizona, Florida and Canada as well as local doctors, parents, special-needs therapists and caregivers, this park is unique in the way it allows kids of all ages – and adults ! – to play safely in the water and enjoy a full water park experience.
The parks’ 6 attractions comprise a warmed water splash pad, especially for people who might not tolerate regular water temperature, garden and surf-themed splash pads, an accessible pirate ship, a giant tree house in the jungle and a river boat adventure drive.
Morgan’s Inspiration Island is next to the other very cool 100% accessible theme park: Morgan’s Wonderland. Wonderland also has completely wheelchair-accessible park features with more than 25 elements including rides, playgrounds and other colorful attractions.
Both parks are designed to be accessible for kids with all special needs: they offer many unique features such as Braille signage, a 3-D park model and a service-animal rest area too.
There is something for everyone here so… come and splash!!
Both amusement parks were conceived so that people of all ages with different types of special needs could fully enjoy the experience, therefore the level of accessibility is total for all facilities.
Accessibility in the town of San Antonio is reviewed as very good, if you want a first hand commentary, you can read Karen’s post in Wheelchairtravelling.com, where she also included some useful links:
The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is fully accessible to individuals with physical challenges, those traveling with infants and small children, the elderly and others with special needs. The airport follows ADA (American Disability Act) requirements and strives to provide facilities that enable everyone to move through the facility safely and efficiently.
SAT is accessible in the following ways: automatic doors, crosswalks, curb cuts, ramped access, level flooring, entrances, and elevators. Braille buttons are located in elevators and outside all doors/emergency exits. Airline ticket counters, point-of-sale counters, restrooms, drinking fountains, ATMs, and public seating areas are accessible.
To request wheelchair assistance after hours or for immediate needs call +1 210 207 3433.
For more information (included the location of accessible toilets, taxi companies and other useful things) visit the accessibility page: