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Whataburger's $1M gift builds accessible water park

It’s the world’s first universally accessible water park.

Inspiration Island, a part of Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas, is a water park for everyone. Each ride and attraction is accessible to everyone, including kids and adults in a wheelchair or those with special needs.

The centerpiece of the park is the Whataburger Rainbow Reef, an area where families can splash, play games, and even adjust the water temperature so that individuals who are sensitive to cold can still enjoy getting wet.

The area was funded in part by a $1 million donation from Whataburger.

“It’s a place for the community to join together,” says Belarmino Castellanos, a director in the Whataburger Home Office whose family visits regularly. “The great thing about Morgan’s Wonderland, and now Inspiration Island, is that it allows people of varying abilities to play together, and be together. It’s about building connections in a safe place that feels like home. And that’s what Whataburger is all about too.”


Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio with more than 900 locations across its 14-state footprint and sales of more than $3 billion annually. Whataburger is a 2022 Top Workplaces winner. The brand has more than 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 60 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just like they like it. Visit whataburger.com for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit whataburger.com/careers.