WonderWorks Orlando will host a Sensory Day event this month, offering guests with special needs a chance to explore the indoor attraction in a more comfortable setting.
The Sensory Day will take place on Monday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, and tickets are just $10 per person when purchased during the event’s hours. WonderWorks Orlando’s exhibits 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,” said 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, which are typically held on Sundays. To create a sensory-friendly environment, 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,” said Wayne. “WonderWorks is proud to be able to offer these Sensory Days for our community.”
Guests visiting for the event will need to bring a face covering with them to wear, though WonderWorks will have masks available on-site for purchase. Other safety protocols include reduced capacity and hours, enhanced cleaning efforts, social distancing measures, hand sanitizer stations, employee health screenings, and employee personal protective equipment (PPE).
To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit WonderWorksOnline.com/Orlando.