TIME Magazine Names Morgan's Inspiration Island to World's Greatest Places List
Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible™ splash park, has been named to TIME Magazine’s first annual World’s Greatest Places list that’s now online at www.time.com/greatestplaces and also scheduled to appear in print on newsstands Aug. 24.
“We’re truly gratified to receive this international recognition from such a well-known publication as TIME,” said Ron Morander, general manager of Morgan’s Inspiration Island and unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park. “It’s wonderful that TIME understands our emphasis on inclusion, bringing together those with and without special needs in a safe, colorful, barrier-free environment to have fun and, in so doing, to gain a better understand of each other.”
To create the list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories – including museums, parks, restaurants and hotels – from TIME editors and correspondents around the world, as well as dozens of industry experts. TIME evaluated each one based on key factors such as quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. The result is a list spanning six continents and 48 countries.
Morgan’s Inspiration Island and its revolutionary waterproof wheelchairs also won the 2017 Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association. Earlier this year, Morgan’s Inspiration Island and Morgan’s Wonderland jointly received the Paralyzed Veterans of America Barrier-Free America Award. And, for the seventh consecutive year, Morgan’s Wonderland has earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, for “earning exceptional traveler ratings.”