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LAD Makes First Ever Fully Wheelchair Accessible Water Park In Texas

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LAD Makes First Ever Fully Wheelchair Accessible Water Park In Texas

The world's first full accessible water park has opened in Texas.

If you or someone you know has mobility problems, you'll know how difficult everyday tasks can be, so the thought of a water park that is completely accessible is the stuff of dreams.

The water park is based in San Antonio, Texas, and they've ensured that it's totally accessible so that everyone can get in on the fun. I reckon it's time to get over to Texas and see Morgan's Inspiration Island ourselves. Group trip, anyone?

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The park is a sister site to Morgan's Wonderland, an amusement park opened by advocate of those with disabilities, Gordon Hartman, reports Metro. Morgan's Wonderland has rides and play areas designed specifically with disabled people in mind.

He said: "Like Morgan's Wonderland, Morgan's Inspiration Island is not a special-needs park; it's a park of inclusion,

"Both were designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone's enjoyment.

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"Our goal is to provide a great guest experience in an inclusive, safe, comfortable, not-overly-crowded environment.

"[We want] to give individuals with physical or cognitive special needs a place where they can splash and play without barriers."

At Morgan's Inspiration Island, there are specially designed wheelchairs that are waterproof as well as running on air compression rather than electricity. There's also waterproof GPS wristbands on offer, so parents can see where their kids are at at all times.

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So what's there? A lighthouse, a river boat ride, and five water play areas.

They've thought of pretty much everything, even ensuring that water temperature can be adjusted to suit the needs of those who are sensitive to colder waters.

Teachers, parents, doctors, caregivers, and therapists were consulted prior to the park's construction.

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The best part? It's free admission for those with disabilities.

Featured Image Credit: Robin Jerstad/Jerstad Photographics

Topics: Wheelchair, Disability

Mel Ramsay
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