As many of you know our daughter was born with a condition called Rett Syndrome. We have been blessed with having her in our lives. She brings a joy to our life that we know we would not have without her (and Rett syndrome).We love to do things together as a family, but I do have to admit that we have had a hard time finding an amusement park that could understand our unique needs.
Some amusement parks try, but their worker just don't understand what we have to go through day in and day out. One amusement park gave us a pass so we would not have to wait in line. That was nice since she would not be able to wait in a long line anyway. When it came our turn to go on the ride, the operator said she could only take one passenger with her. That meant that either I could go with her or my son could go with her, but not both of us. So what is the point of having the pass if one of us still has to wait in line. They just don't understand how hard it is for us. We are not trying to "cut" in line to save time, my daughter body is weak and riddled with neurological dysfunction, to say the least. She also has seizures, cannot sweat effectively and has little purposeful use of her hands (The list can go on and on depending on if she is having a good or bad day).
So we were so excited when someone told us about the world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, Morgan' s Wonderland located in San Antonio, Texas. Morgan' s Wonderland was built with the idea of total inclusion where people of all ages and abilities can come together and play in an exciting yet safe environment. Morgan' s Wonderland has over 25 acres of rides, attractions and activities for people of all abilities. Check our their website to find out more.
Morgan' s Wonderland is the perfect fit for our family. We made reservation to visit and took the 2 hours drive to San Antonio, Texas. (They ask its guest to make reservations prior to each visit by visiting their website, so that the park is never overcrowded.)
The Butterfly playground has traditional swings, adaptive swings and wheelchair swings too. My two youngest enjoyed the adaptive swings that have a back on them.
Mare Bear's favorite was the Sensory Village's Fix-It Shop were she was able to go for a simulated test drive through San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country.
At the Wharf we all took a turn being captain, we controlled mini-ships around a mini-lagoon with our captain's wheel. The oldest two and dad took their turn at a catch and release fishing, but they did not catch anything.