May 16, 2017

WHO: Wish child Benny, 9, from Kansas City, Mo., who suffers from a nervous system disorder, and accompanying family members.  His condition requires use of a wheelchair for mobility.      

WHAT: Granting Benny’s one true wish to visit Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone.  This magical wish will be granted by Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas and Make-A-Wish Missouri.

WHEN: Scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017.

WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).

WHY: To enable Wish children to enjoy a day of fun, create lasting memories with family members and provide a respite from the day-to-day regimen of medical treatment.

ETC.: Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, features more than 25 attractions including rides, playgrounds and gardens.  For more information, visit  It’s the anchor of a family fun destination called Wonderland, Texas, that also includes The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland school for students with special needs next to the theme park. 

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Established in 1984, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted over 3,800 wishes with the help of more than 250 active volunteers and a community of generous donors.  Make-A-Wish believes the magic of a wish not only benefits the Wish child, but the entire community.  For more information, visit

CONTACT: Lauren Sanger at Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas – (512) 329-9474 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Jessica Lizardo at Morgan’s Wonderland – (210) 637-3414; or Bob McCullough at Morgan’s Wonderland – (210) 495-5888.  

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