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Latest information on days and hours of operation can be found atwww.MorgansWonderland.com."Morgan's Wonderland is a special place where anyone can have fun,"Hartman said, "but it was created with special-needs individuals in mind. We'vetaken an abandoned rock quarry and transformed it into an outdoor recreationoasis for those with cognitive and physical challenges. Unfortunately, countlesschildren and adults with special needs do not have access to facilities that canhelp them fully enjoy outdoor recreation. We truly hope Morgan's Wonderland willbegin to change that."To provide non-profit Morgan's Wonderland with a steady revenue stream for long-term success, Hartman has secured a North American Soccer League team - the SanAntonio Scorpions FC - that will begin play in spring 2012. All Scorpions profitswill be earmarked for Morgan's Wonderland. This is the first time a professionalsports team has been organized to benefit the special-needs community, he noted.More information is available atwww.SanAntonioScorpions.com.The inspiration for Morgan's Wonderland came from Hartman's 17-year-old daughterMorgan. Her soaring spirit despite personal challenges sparked within Hartman adeep desire to create a haven not only for those with special needs but also fortheir families, caregivers and invited friends. "Inclusion is the overarchingobjective for Morgan's Wonderland," he explained. "Our vision is to play aninstrumental role in helping establish more ultra-accessible family fun parksthroughout the nation."Morgan's Wonderland opened March 3, 2010, and celebrated its grand opening April10, 2010. It features more than 25 elements and attractions including rides,playgrounds, gardens, an eight-acre fishing lake, 18,000-square-foot special-event center, 575-seat amphitheater, picnic area and rest areas throughout thepark.Signature elements include rides that can accommodate wheelchair-bound guests;the Sensory Village(tm), a cluster of themed spaces such as an auto fix-it shop,grocery store and TV station that offer sensory stimulation through colors,lights, sounds and textures; and the SandCircle(tm) play area, where even kids and adults in wheelchairs can scoop up sandand be part of the fun. In contrast, the nearby Garden Sanctuary offers a quietretreat in the heart of the park, and its semicircular Memorial Wall is engravedwith names of loved ones with special needs who have passed away.Other park features include Braille signage, a 3-D park model, 18 ADA-compliantrestrooms, a first-aid station, vending machines and seven acres of free parking.The Picnic Place is available for those who wish to bring their own food to thepark, and the special-event center as well as pavilions can be reserved forbirthday parties, family gatherings, fundraisers and other special events.Morgan's Wonderland guests are encouraged to pre-register and make a reservationonline or by phone - (210) 637-3434 - before arriving at the park, said DaveForce, general manager. The purpose is to prevent overcrowding and to ensureadequate numbers of staff members and volunteers are on hand to accommodateguests' needs.