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Wizard Of Oz Theme Park

There actually was one in the 1970's

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM
I went to see the 3D IMAX release of the Wizard Of Oz yesterday. It's absolutely stunning. Last night, still thinking about it, I got to wondering if there was ever an OZ-themed attraction at an amusement park. I looked around and found something even more "elaborate" Enjoy!


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From Chad H
Posted September 23, 2013 at 11:47 AM
The theming looks top notch... on one hand its a shame

However, Its ultimately the risk you run when you have a one trick pony... A modern theme park has either a mix of topical themes, a number of generic themes, or can relatively quickly swap between the two by removing a few statues and adding new lick of paint.

From Andy Milito
Posted September 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM
I remember seeing this somewhere. Neat concept, even if I'm not a huge fan of Wizard of Oz (go ahead, kill me).

And might I add that the first picture with the foggy Yellow Brick Road is kind of terrifying...

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM
I thought the same thing, Andy. Looked like something out of Return To Oz (who remembers THAT sequel? I saw it in a theater back when it was released..1985 or so.)

From Andy Milito
Posted September 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM
Oh gosh, Return to Oz...

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM
Journey Back To Oz, the animated sequel featuring the voice of Liza Minnelli...was better.

And Oz, The Great And Powerful is my next Netflix movie.

From James Trexen
Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Maybe they can reopen it in time for the upcoming Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.

From steve lee
Posted September 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Land of Oz opens one weekend a year. It just happens to be next weekend. We were planning on going, but I just got hit by a nasty car repair bill and don't want to push my luck.

But I did go there when I was probably six or seven. I have very vague memories of it, and unfortunately my parents were really lousy about taking pictures (the same problem when we allegedly went to the World of Sid and Marty Kroft. No memory at all of that one).

EDIT - and of course I post that before actually reading the link that already mentioned Autumn in Oz. Whatever.

From April Lancaster
Posted October 2, 2013 at 3:32 AM
Oh yeah, what a great film. So thanks for the link - the plan to go there was just born ;)

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