Memorial Day at Morgan's Wonderland to Include Special Music and Entertainment
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind, will observe Memorial Day – Monday, May 25 – and salute the nation’s military heroes past and present with special patriotic performances.
Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and special entertainment has been scheduled as follows: 10:30 a.m. – German shepherd “Sgt. Rambo” from Gizmo’s Gift, an education and charitable organization that educates the public about military working dogs; 11 a.m. – Dreams Fulfilled Through Music, a musical ensemble celebrating its 10th year of entertaining audiences; and 2 p.m. – “The Fabulets,” a pop music group affiliated with the Kidsville Kids organization.
“This special Memorial Day entertainment will be an added bonus to more than 25 popular rides, playgrounds, gardens and other attractions that already exist for Morgan’s Wonderland guests,” said Nikki Young, entertainment director. “Memorial Day weekend also will signal the start of the summer season for Morgan’s Wonderland, which will be open daily May 27 through Aug. 23, except on Mondays.”
Sgt. Rambo, the furry mascot for Gizmo’s Gift headquartered in Converse, will meet with park guests and pose for photos. The organization generates financial support for the health and well-being of military working dogs, and it facilities adoption of retired dogs. More information is available at www.gizmosgift.org.
Dreams Fulfilled Through Music (DFTM) of San Antonio will present the Alamo Angels Accordion Orchestra, comprised of students with special needs and senior citizens who serve as mentors. DFTM exists to make music education more accessible for those with disabilities. For further details, visit www.dreamsfulfilledthroughmusic.org.
The teens comprising The Fabulets specialize in pop-music vocals, and on Memorial Day, they’ll perform a lively patriotic medley. Additional information about The Fabulets can be found at www.thefabulets.com.
Completely wheelchair-accessible, Morgan’s Wonderland is the center of a family fun destination now known as Wonderland, Texas. The former Longhorn Quarry is also the location of Toyota Field, home of the North American Soccer League champions, the San Antonio Scorpions pro soccer team; the STAR (South Texas Area Regional) Soccer Complex, with 13 first-class fields for tournament and league play; and Monarch Academy, a school for students with special needs next door to Morgan’s Wonderland.
Net profits from the Scorpions, Toyota Field and STAR Soccer help non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland meet its financial obligations as well as expand services and programs for the special-needs community.
Morgan’s Wonderland is located in Northeast San Antonio a half-mile west of IH 35 at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive. VactionalHomeRentals.com, an affiliate of TripAdvisor, recently named Morgan’s Wonderland the “best family attraction” in Texas.
The latest information on Morgan’s Wonderland admissions, operating days/hours of operation and special events/celebrations can be found at www.MorgansWonderland.com.