In San Antonio, Texas is an amusement park for people with special needs called Morgan’s Wonderland. It is a twenty five acre theme park that cost thirty four millions dollars to build. They have jungle gyms that that are wide enough to fit two wheelchairs, swings that have a cage like apparatus in which a wheel chair can be attached so these children and adults with special needs can enjoy being swung just like a regular child.
People with special needs are admitted to the Morgan’s Wonderland theme park free but everyone else has to pay ten dollars. This theme park is the first of its kind and was named after a San Antonio philanthropist’s daughter who had cognitive disabilities. People who have disabilities such as autism, mental retardation, and seizure disorders are some of the people who visit this theme park.
This park has twenty attractions including a Sensory Village and an interactive touch-sensitive floor that is low lit, which gives a person the illusion of walking across the pond. It looks like water is rippling and on the white canvas walls, it looks like butterflies chasing each other.
For children with autism, there is a special garden where it is quiet and almost meditative. It has been visited by people from forty nine states and sixteen countries, which is displayed on a map in the lobby entrance. When you walk into the park, you are greeted by volunteers with special needs.
If you are visiting San Antonio, take time to check this theme park out and pay it a visit, even if you do not have a special needs child.
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