Fully Accessible Summer Fun, At The Water Park

Download Audio

With guest host Ray Suarez.

Inspired by his daughter, Gordon Hartman just opened the world's first fully-accessible water park for people with disabilities.

(Courtesy Morgan's Wonderland)
(Courtesy Morgan's Wonderland)


Gordon Hartman, founder of Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first fully-accessible water park for people with disabilities. (@ghff)

From The Reading List

ABC News: World's 1st fully accessible water park opens in Texas — "Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas, is the first of its kind. Imagine taking a child with a disability to a water park for some summer fun, only to find out not all the attractions were accessible. That will never happen at Morgan’s Inspiration Island, an “ultra-accessible” splash park opening this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. The new park is an offshoot of the popular Morgan’s Wonderland, a theme park built on the same premise: that everyone, regardless of age or ability, is included. Like Morgan’s Wonderland, every part of the park is wheelchair accessible."

Mashable: World's first water park for people with disabilities is literally the coolest thing ever created — "The tropical-themed park features six major attractions, including an accessible river boat ride and a wide variety of splash pads — surfaces with geysers, water cannons, and rain curtains. Splash pads, unlike pools, are more accessible to people with mobility-related disabilities, but still provide the full water park experience. And, notably, anyone with a disability is welcomed into the park for free."

This segment aired on July 11, 2017.


More from On Point

Listen Live