SAN ANTONIO - A splashing good time is coming soon to local families. On Tuesday morning, Morgan's Wonderland unveiled its water park expansion.
During a special groundbreaking ceremony, Gordon Hartman, chairman of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, said the multi-million-dollar addition would be the world's first ultra-accessible splash park.
"Those who have special needs and those who don't have special needs would join together and play," Hartman said. "But those who may have a special need, whether it be physical or cognitive, will be able to enjoy every element of this park. There will be no limitations."
Dubbed Morgan's Inspiration Island, the water park is scheduled to open to the public in spring of 2017.
"It will take some time to build this because there's so much we have to do underground before we even come out of the ground," Hartman said.
The park will feature a river boat ride, which will be designed with people confined to wheelchairs in mind; temperature-controlled splash areas; and camouflaged ramps for people who use walkers.
Morgan's Wonderland is the world's first theme park designed specifically for the inclusion of people with special needs and people without special needs alike. The park is at 5223 David Edwards Drive, at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive.
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