With greater emphasis on fun rather than fright, Morgan’s Wonderland will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, for its “More Delightful Than Frightful” Halloween celebration benefitting the San Antonio Food Bank.
Children age 12 and younger and special-needs individuals of all ages can wear their more-delightful-than-frightful Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating while they enjoy the unique 25-acre theme park and all its attractions that are accessible to everyone.
“Our goal is to offer a fun, safe Halloween experience as well as assist the San Antonio Food Bank,” said Ron Morander, Morgan’s Wonderland general manager. “We can help fight hunger in the 16-county area of Southwest Texas that the Food Bank serves.”
Between now and Oct. 30, each person who brings a non-perishable food item to Morgan’s Wonderland or nearby STAR (South Texas Area Regional) Soccer Complex will receive a coupon good for free admission to Morgan’s Wonderland on Halloween. On the day of “More Delightful Than Frightful” Halloween, admission will be free for those with special needs and $5 for everyone else.
All food donations and admissions revenue will go directly to the Food Bank, Morander noted.
Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 elements and attractions including rides, playgrounds and gardens. It’s located at 5223 David Edwards drive at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive just west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.
The non-profit park, STAR Soccer, Monarch Academy school for students with special needs and the San Antonio Scorpions FC pro soccer team were created through the vision and leadership of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. Net profits from STAR Soccer and the Scorpions help Morgan’s Wonderland meet its operating expenses as well as expand programs and services for the special-needs community.