The World’s First Water Park For People With Disabilities Recently Opened And It Is Epic

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It’s no secret that navigating a water park or amusement park is pretty much impossible for people with disabilities. Not anymore. Morgan’s Inspiration Island just opened in San Antonio and is an incredible place for all people.
Gordon Hartman, park founder, says that he wanted a place where people with disabilities could join the fun. Anyone is welcome, but those with disabilities of all types are especially catered to. This wonderful idea is taking off and has become very popular.
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Morgan’s Inspiration Island recently opened in San Antonio and is the first water park specifically for people with disabilities.
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Founded by Gordon Hartman, the park is named after his daughter, who also has special needs.
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The park is an extension of Morgan’s Wonderland and is truly a one of a kind place.
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“Our goal is to provide a great guest experience in an inclusive, safe, comfortable, not-overly-crowded environment,” says Hartman.
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Hartman created the water park with help from a variety of sources, including therapists, teachers, parents, doctors and caregivers.
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The park is designed with all types of disabilities in mind.
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Others are certainly welcome to pay and those with handicaps get in for free.
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Parents and kids get traceable bracelets so kids can play without parents having to worry that they’ll get lost.
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The park also rents waterproof wheelchairs at no cost to families.
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Every single part of the water park is accessible by wheelchair so those with disabilities can try everything.
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The park “promises to give individuals with physical or cognitive special needs a place where they can splash and play without barriers,” Gordon said.
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The park features water fountains, a carousel, pools and much more.
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Water temperatures can be changed on demand so that kids are comfortable with the feel of the water on their bodies.
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Hartman’s aim is to keep the park slightly under crowded, giving kids with disabilities room to move and play.
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When it comes to safe water play, Morgan’s Inspiration Island is definitely a place parents can feel good about.
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It may be the only one of its kind now, but chances are there will be more of this type of water park cropping up soon.
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“[It] is not a special-needs park; it’s a park of inclusion,” says Hartman.
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