WonderWorks Orlando to Host Sensory Day with Special $10 Admission
WonderWorks Orlando will be hosting another Sensory Day event on Monday, July 13, 2020. The event will give guests with special needs a chance to explore the indoor attraction in a more comfortable setting. The exhibits and attractions throughout the building will be altered to give guests a more comfortable and sensory-friendly environment to limit stimulation. “In these uncertain times, we feel it is still important to provide a limited stimulation environment for children and adults with special needs,” says Brian Wayne, general manager of WonderWorks Orlando. “We want them to be able to visit and enjoy our attractions here without feeling overwhelmed.” WonderWorks hosts several Sensory Days throughout the year. They are typically held on Sundays, but this July event will be on a Monday. This gives homeschool students and those on summer break a chance to visit. In an effort to create a sensory-friendly environment on Sensory Day, WonderWorks Orlando will: Alter exhibit lights and sounds to limit stimulation, Lower the music in the facility, Turn off loud exhibits so they are not operational, Shut off the Inversion Tunnel guests typically enter through, Create an overall safe and comfortable environment to avoid feeling overwhelmed. “This is going to be a great sensory-friendly event for all,” added Wayne. “WonderWorks is proud to be able to offer these Sensory Days for our community.” According to research published in the journal Occuptional Therapy International, up to nearly 17% of the general population experiences sensory processing challenges. A sensory-friendly experience at WonderWorks gives people an opportunity to have fun, without being overwhelmed. WonderWorks, the upside-down adventure, is a science-focused indoor amusement park for the mind that holds something unique and interesting for visitors of all ages. Guests enter through an upside-down lobby with the ceiling at their feet and the ground above their head and must pass through an inversion tunnel to be turned right side up. There are three floors of nonstop “edu-tainment,” with over 100 hands-on and interactive exhibits that serve an educational purpose to challenge the mind and spark the imagination. WonderWorks has locations in Orlando, Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, and Syracuse. For more information, visit the site https://www.wonderworksonline.com/orlando/.