Morgan’s Wonderland theme park in San Antonio, Texas, is marking its tenth birthday with a 25ft. tall sculpture that is illuminated at night throughout the month pf April. The anniversary comes while the theme park remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Taking Flight’ bronze sculpture was created by artist and sculptor Doug Roper. The striking sculpture depicts a butterfly nestled on the fingertips of two hands, which is spreading its wings as if it is about to take flight. A high-powered beam will light up the sculpture until the end of April to honour the theme park’s tenth birthday.

Talking about the meaning behind the sculpture, Gordon Hartman, founder of the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, said: “This beacon stands not only for what our inclusive park has accomplished over the past 10 years but also expresses hope for a bright future once we’ve overcome the current pandemic.”

Morgan’s Wonderland opened on April 10, 2010. The park features more than 25 rides and attractions. During its ten years of opening, the theme park has welcomed around 1.9 million guests through its doors from 76 countries, said Hartman.

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