The Creepy , Beautiful Land Of Oz Theme Park

Once visitors got to the end of the Yellow Brick Road and reached the Emerald City, they were treated to a show by actors and other park employees.
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Though the park was inspired by the book more than the movie, The Land Of Oz did have a number of genuine props from the 1939 film starring Judy Garland. The park even had a small museum for these pieces of history.
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Unfortunately, in 1975, several of these props, including the original dress worn by Judy Garland in the film, were destroyed in a fire that consumed the Emerald City.
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With its fog and shade, the park’s creepiness is complimented by a surreal sort of beauty. Several people recognized this, so every June and July (as well as some Fall dates), volunteers and other workers reopen the park.
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If you really want to experience the magic of Oz first hand in all its creepy, surreal glory, you’re not going to find it in Kansas.
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Just head to Beech Mountain, North Carolina!
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For all the work that is being done to get the park back in shape, I can’t imagine spending more than 5 minutes there before thinking “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…”
I think I’d be too freaked out to actually visit The Land of Oz, but I can’t deny its otherworldly beauty. It’s great that it’s found a new lease on life!