Summer is a great time of the month that usually allows people to unwind and take stock of what's around them, but not everyone can enjoy it.
In fact, while it may be second nature to pack a towel and drive to the nearest beach, disabled people don't have the same option, and are often consigned to watch everyone else have fun. But not anymore.
Thanks to an ingenious new water park in San Antonio, Texas called Morgan’s Inspiration Island, people with disabilities can also have summer days to remember, with each ride catering to various handicaps.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the project, the park's founder, Gordon Hartman, expressed a desire to promote a more inclusive world.
“Our goal is to provide a great guest experience in an inclusive, safe, comfortable, not-overly-crowded environment. Morgan’s Inspiration Island promises to give individuals with physical or cognitive special needs a place where they can splash and play without barriers,” he said, before stressing, "it is not a special-needs park; it’s a park of inclusion.”
Working with doctors, parents, teachers, special needs therapists, and caregivers, Morgan’s Wonderland will grant children with "special needs" free access.
The amusement centre also offers parents traceable bracelets to locate their children should the lose them, while the water in the park can be changed at the touch of a button to cater to the needs of disabled children who are sensitive to the cold.
It's a beautiful news story and one which will hopefully inspire other entertainment centres to take a similar stand.
Do you have a disabled child? If so, would you bring them to Morgan's Inspiration Island? Let us know in the comments section.