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Texas’s “Inclusive” Waterpark Is Designed For Kids With Disabilities, & They Can’t Get Enough.

Disney may be where dreams come true, but a new waterpark in Texas, is on a mission to make sure that dreams come true for everyone.

Morgan’s Inspirational Island will open to the public on June 17th in San Antonio, Texas. The waterpark will cater to kids with special needs of all kinds including physical and mentally differently-abled kids. Instead of being labeled a ‘special needs park’ Margan’s Inspirational Island will be a ‘park of inclusion’ with a safe space for everyone to play.


Anyone that wants to go will be welcome at the waterpark, but kids with disabilities will be admitted for free.

The park will feature a plethora of ultra accessible attractions complete with geysers, water cannons and rain curtains. Even those with a sensitivity to temperature and loud sound have been included with instantly variable water temperature control and quiet areas for those overwhelmed by crowds and noise.


“Morgan’s Inspiration Island will concentrate on inclusion, and inspire guests to do things previously thought not to be in their range of capabilities,” founder, Gordon Hartman explained. “Those without disabilities and those with, including individuals in wheelchairs, guests with hearing and visual impairments, and even guests on ventilators, will be able to play alongside each other and gain a greater appreciation of one another.”


The 3.5 acre park offers limited admission to keep the park experience calm, cool and collected. The park even developed their own waterproof wheelchair with the University of Pittsburgh. It is called the PneuChair, which is powered entirely by compressed air instead of traditional batteries, so it is safely used in the water.


Morgan’s Inspirational Island is the brainchild of Gordon Hartman and his 23-yr-old daughter Morgan who lives with a disability.

The duo worked with water park consultants, doctors, therapists, special education teachers, caregivers, and – most importantly – the disability rights community itself. Morgan is pictured below.


Every detail of this park is meant to include those who otherwise live on the outskirts of society.

What a beautiful way to make these kids and young adults feel included. Check out the video below for more on the story!

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