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.”