Feature Film About Accessible Theme Park Gets Green Light

A movie is in the works about Morgan’s Wonderland, a fully accessible theme park in San Antonio, and the family who developed it. (Morgan’s Wonderland)

The story behind a one-of-a-kind theme park that is fully accessible to people with disabilities will get the Hollywood treatment.

The family that created Morgan’s Wonderland, an inclusive theme park in San Antonio, said they struck a deal with producers to make a movie about them and how the park came to be.

Gordon and Maggie Hartman were inspired by their 30-year-old daughter Morgan, who has cognitive and physical disabilities, to develop a theme park built for everyone. The fully accessible destination, which is currently undergoing a $6 million expansion, opened in 2010 and now also includes a water park, campground and other offerings.

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Morgan’s Wonderland officials said the film will center on the Hartman family and explore the struggles of raising a child with disabilities, as well as the incident that led the Hartmans to create a place where everyone would be included.

The film “will not only tell the story of an incredible place without physical and economic barriers, but will also encourage viewers to be kinder, gentler and more understanding in their interactions with others,” said Maggie Hartman.

The script has already been written by Salvador Paskowitz, known for “Age of Adaline,” starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. It will be produced by Ryan Lewis, whose credits include “The Accountant” and “Ozark,” as well as Sean Robins, who worked on “All My Life,” “Playing with Fire” and “Tag.”

“A story like that of the Hartmans and their commitment to making the world a better place seems like a once-in-a-lifetime one, and by bringing it to the screen, we hope to spread its message of hope and inclusion to the world while highlighting love.” What they share is at the core of it all,” Lewis said.

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