North Carolina May 18, 2016
Everyone In North Carolina is Going Crazy Over This Amazing Theme Park Reopening
Located on Beech Mountain, Land of Oz Theme Park opened its doors in 1970 as a unique new attraction to bring in tourists. For a few years, the park was bustling. Many came here for their very own chance to wander down the Yellow Brick Road, visit Dorothy, see her house, and even catch a live performance.
On its opening day, a record breaking 20,000 visitors wanted their chance to experience a a magical, fairytale world for themselves.
But what goes up must come down, and tourism dwindled. The owner died shortly before the park opened, and momentum was never the same. A fire in 1975 burned Dorothy's original dress from the movie. In 1980, Land of Oz closed its doors.
For years, Land of Oz sat quietly and alone on top of Beech Mountain. Photographer Seph Lawless even covered the amusement park with eerie, yet breathtaking
in his book
To keep tourism, interest, and Land of Oz alive, the yellow brick road came to life once a year in the fall for the Autumn at Oz event. This attracted many tourists and left people wanting more.
But once a year was just NOT enough, and this June, you can experience Land of Oz for yourself!
Every Friday in June you can experience an intimate tour with Dorothy down the Yellow Brick Road. Start by taking the gorgeous chairlift to the top of Beech Mountain, then journey with Dorothy through this magical land. Tickets go on sale every Monday prior to each tour. They are available for $12.50 plus $10.00 lift ticket. You'll want to reserve your spot early as this is SURE to be an amazing, magical experience!
For more information on this event,
I know I will be getting tickets and experiencing this strange, awesome, and UNIQUE theme park for myself. What about you? Do you have any fond memories here, and will you be attending?