Three Rivers Festival including "sensory time" into midway

Festival organizers want to make sure that all Fort Wayne families have the opportunity to enjoy the festival and perhaps have experiences they've never had before.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 10:05 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2019 8:46 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A new addition to the Three Rivers Festival is on the books this week.

A "sensory day" has been added to the Three Rivers Festival midway schedule thanks to some funding from Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

On Friday, July 19th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., families that have children with sensitivity issues will get the chance to enjoy some of the midway rides.

The ride operators, Kissel, will slow down the speed of the rides and turn off the flashing lights for kids with sensitivity issues to enjoy, says Executive Director Jack Hammer. He says the goal in all of this is to be more inclusive of Fort Wayne families.

"This is a way we're trying to make a step forward to be more inclusive to everybody in our community so they can enjoy these wonderful rides that we've brought down here and help celebrate the Three Rivers Festival," Hammer said.

It's important to note that during this time, rides will be closed to the general public and not all rides will be operating.

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