The 2014 summer season at unique and colorful Morgan’s Wonderland theme park will begin Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, according to Ron Morander, general manager.
The safe, affordable and completely wheelchair-accessible theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 26 – Memorial Day. It will wrap up the month of May welcoming guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 28, 29 and 30 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 31.
In addition to its regular attractions, Morgan’s Wonderland will host summertime special events including a Friday, July 4, salute to active-duty members of the armed forces and first-responders such as firefighters, law-enforcement officers and emergency-medical professionals.
In June, July and up through mid-August, the park will be open daily except on Mondays, Morander noted. And just like in previous summers, Morgan’s Wonderland will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday to take advantage of milder morning temperatures for guest comfort and enjoyment.
The latest information about the park’s operating schedule and special events is always available at www.MorgansWonderland.com or at (210) 495-5888 or toll-free (877) 495-5888.
Morgan’s Wonderland offers more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds and gardens for everyone’s enjoyment. “Morgan’s Wonderland is the center of a family fun destination we call Wonderland, Texas,” Morander said. “Our ‘community’ also includes the new, 8,000-seat home of the San Antonio Scorpions FC pro soccer team and the STAR (South Texas Area Regional) Soccer Complex.”
This summer, the 25-acre park will continue to offer discounts for active-duty and retired military personnel, senior adults and children, plus season passes and discounted multi-ticket packages. Admission for those with special needs is always free of charge, while admission fees for accompanying family members, friends, caregivers and the general public are affordable.
“Non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland is the very first park of its kind because it was designed with special-needs individuals in mind but built for everyone to enjoy,” Morander noted. “We’re now in our fifth year of operation, and thus far we’ve welcomed more than a half-million guests from all over America and around the world.”
To provide non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland with a steady revenue stream for expansion of programs and services, the Scorpions are battling North American Soccer League rivals at Toyota Field, just across from the theme park’s main entrance. All Toyota Field and Scorpions net profits are earmarked for Morgan’s Wonderland. This is the first time a professional sports team has been organized to benefit the special-needs community. More information is available at www.SanAntonioScorpions.com.
In addition to Morgan’s Wonderland, the Scorpions and Toyota Field, The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation provided the impetus for nearby STAR Soccer, featuring 13 lighted fields for tournament and league play, and Monarch Academy, a school for students with special needs that opened next to Morgan’s Wonderland in August 2011. To learn more, visit www.MonarchAcademy.net.
Morgan’s Wonderland is located at 5223 David Edwards Drive in Northeast San Antonio a half-mile west of IH 35 at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive.