Wizard Of Oz Theme ParkThere actually was one in the 1970's
From Mike GallagherI 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!
Posted September 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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From Chad HThe theming looks top notch... on one hand its a shame
Posted September 23, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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 MilitoI remember seeing this somewhere. Neat concept, even if I'm not a huge fan of Wizard of Oz (go ahead, kill me).
Posted September 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM
And might I add that the first picture with the foggy Yellow Brick Road is kind of terrifying...
From Mike GallagherI 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.)
Posted September 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM
From Andy MilitoOh gosh, Return to Oz...
Posted September 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM
From Mike GallagherJourney Back To Oz, the animated sequel featuring the voice of Liza Minnelli...was better.
Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM
And Oz, The Great And Powerful is my next Netflix movie.
From James TrexenMaybe they can reopen it in time for the upcoming Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.
Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:25 PM
From steve leeLand 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.
Posted September 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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 LancasterOh yeah, what a great film. So thanks for the link - the plan to go there was just born ;)
Posted October 2, 2013 at 3:32 AM
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