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Amusement Park Opens in San Antonio for Special Needs Kids - featured March 2, 2010

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[Source: the Washington Post]

Making fun accessible

On March 3, San Antonio will open an amusement park with a unique mission: to create a play space for individuals with special needs. Billed as the world's first ultra-accessible family fun park, Morgan's Wonderland covers 25 acres and sits on the former site of the Longhorn Quarry, northeast of downtown. The project's inspiration came from Morgan, the special-needs teenage daughter of founder-philanthropist Gordon Hartman, who watched her struggle at birthday parties, playgrounds and pools.

"The special-needs children come first," Hartman said about the $32 million, three-year construction. "They have an opportunity to do things they've never done before, like ride in a swing or a carousel or sit with their family in a train."

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Check out the Morgan's Wonderland Website! and learn about this magical place!

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Read the New York Times Travel Blog Article

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