Morgan’s Wonderland ~ A Review

I’m currently serving in the US Air Force, and San Antonio was my first duty station from 2002 – 2008. I didn’t have children during that time, so when I got orders to come back in March this year, I began scouring the internet for kid friendly activities. Being that we “acquired” two children while I was stationed in Virginia for five years, I had to learn about a whole different side of San Antonio I didn’t know before. That’s actually how I came across Alamo City Moms Blog: in search of parks.

I also ordered a visitor’s guide to San Antonio. One of the first places I came across was Morgan’s Wonderland.  For those of you who are not familiar with Morgan’s Wonderland, it’s described as an “ultra accessible family fun park.” It’s not like any park you’ve been to before; it’s like a giant sensory bin! There are multiple playgrounds with wheel chair accessible equipment and sensory items that are not on your usual park playground. This park will engage all of your child’s senses. This piqued my interest, especially because my four-year old is Autistic. It was one of the first places we visited after arriving in San Antonio. Let me tell you, it’s worth the trip.


Here’s a list of some of the main attractions:pic 3
Sensory Village
Butterfly Playground
Train Depot
Cars your toddler can “drive”
Free Catch and release fishing (equipment provided)
Waterworks play area
Large Sand play area
Music Garden

You don’t need to have a special need or disability to appreciate Morgan’s Wonderland, but if you or your child do, entrance is free. (The remaining people in your group will have to pay.) You can visit their website for prices, maps, attractions, and FAQs.

A word of caution: If you or your child do have sensitivities to light or sound, the playgrounds do have shades over them. Unfortunately, there is some quiet theme park music upon entering the park. I was almost brought to tears as I saw a father bring his adolescent son into the park, only to quickly leave because the music really upset him. The toilets near the entrance flush extremely loud. These toilets can be upsetting to anyone, particularly individuals with auditory sensitivities. There is also a train with a very loud whistle. We were able to avoid most of the extreme sounds, but the toilet flush did upset my son.

Overall, I definitely recommend visiting Morgan’s Wonderland. Even if you don’t have a child with special needs, it’s worth the trip. I’ve heard the city of Round Rock (Austin) has a Play for All Abilities Park, similar to Morgan’s Wonderland, but with no entrance fee. That will probably be our next review! You can find more information about the Play for All Abilities Park by clicking here.


Amy was born and raised on the East Coast, but got to Texas as fast as she could! She has been serving in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years, half of which have been in San Antonio. Amy and her husband have two boys, ages 9 and 8, and they love discovering new San Antonio parks and restaurants! She’s still not sure what she wants to be when she grows up, but in her spare time, she's either working out or trying to convince herself not to eat pizza.