February 28, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – During spring break 2018, unique, non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland theme park will treat guests to “Music, Mutts, Magic and More,” special entertainment that’s free with park admission March 12-17.
Included will be musical performances, exhibitions by acrobatic dogs, feats of magic and appearances by butterfly costumed-character Joy, the theme park’s mascot, and members of The Wonder Squad, Morgan’s Wonderland super heroes who will greet guests and pose for photos.
“We’re delighted to offer special spring break entertainment in addition to our more than 25 attractions such as rides, playgrounds and other fun elements,” said General Manager Ron Morander. “Last spring break, ‘Music, Mutts, Magic and More’ drew a very positive response from our guests, so we’re bringing it back this spring with some tweaks that we think will add to the enjoyment.”
Actually, the 25-acre, wheelchair-accessible park – designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone – will be open daily March 9-18. On Friday, March 9, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office will have displays and personnel available from 10 a.m. to noon following the announcement of the winner of the “Sheriff-for-a-Day” competition among special-needs citizens of Bexar County.
Among the special entertainment available during spring break will be “The Magic of Friendship,” a 20-minute interactive variety show in which guests will learn the art of making friends and all about inclusion through the power of magic. The production stars Morgan’s Wonderland puppet favorite Hartman and puppeteer-magician The Astonishing Mr. Pitts.
The daily* lineup of special spring break entertainment Monday through Friday, March 12-16, will be as follows:
9:30 a.m. – “Inclusion Idol,” family-friendly karaoke led by Dragonfly Karaoke.
10 a.m. – Meet and greets with certified therapy dogs from organizations serving the San Antonio area; butterfly mascot Joy and her new dancing friend, Joey; and a featured superhero from The Wonder Squad.
10:30 a.m. – The high-energy “Joy’s Inclusion Dance Party” with lots of participation by park guests.
11:30 a.m. – “Andrea’s Flying Canines” acrobatic dog show. (Tuesday - Friday)*
12:30 p.m. – “The Magic of Friendship” show.
1:30 p.m. – Interactive drum circle with T-Bow Gonzales.
Special entertainment on Saturday, March 17, will be as follows:
11 a.m. – Meet and greets with Joy, Professor von Flutterwing and The Wonder Squad.
11:30 a.m. – “Hartman’s House” interactive puppet show.
12:30 p.m. – “Joy’s Inclusion Dance Party.”
1:30 p.m. – “The Astonishing Superpower Magic and Puppet Show.”
“Music, Magic, Mutts and More” 2018 comes on the heels of Morgan’s Wonderland being proclaimed 2017 Park of the Year in the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards, presented by Amusement Today, an internationally-circulated publication covering the theme parks and amusements industry.
The latest information on operating days and hours of operation, admissions and special activities can be found at www.MorgansWonderland.com. Morgan’s Wonderland is located at 5223 David Edwards Drive in Northeast San Antonio a half-mile west of IH 35 at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive. For more information, call (210) 495-5888.