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The Land of Oz is currently a private property located in the resort town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, USA. It was opened in 1970 by Carolina Caribbean Corporation under the guidance of Grover Robbins, who had been successful with Tweetsie Railroad, and designed by Jack Pentes. It was fully operational until 1980. It now opens for Fridays in June for "Journey with Dorothy Tours" and in September for Autumn at Oz - the largest festival in the area. Visitors would start off in Kansas, "experience" the tornado which struck Dorothy's house, and walk down the Yellow Brick Road to visit with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West. The Emerald City consisted of gift shops and an ampi-theater that the Magic Moment Show would be staged on every half hour. An artificial balloon ride, a specially modified ski lift installed by Goforth Brothers, allowed visitors to get a bird's-eye view of the park and mountain scenery before leaving Oz. A small museum showcased props and costumes from the film. These were jointly bought by the park and Debbie Reynolds from MGM.The musical score sung by the characters on the Yellow Brick Road and at Emerald City was composed by notables Alec Wilder and North Carolina native Loonis McGlohon (with the exception of E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen's "Over the Rainbow" for which rights were obtained to integrate into the Emerald City show).A video and display of The Land of Oz were on exhibit at the Appalachian Cultural Museum, part of Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina but the museum closed and the artifacts were returned to the park.Use our Beech Mountain trip generator to visit Land of Oz on your trip to Beech Mountain, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Loved everything.. Truly a Magical place in the mountains of NC.. Brings memories back when you were a kid watch he classic movie.. Seeing the movie props,actors and the settings looked so real like y... more »
Not your usual outing. Very nice location. If you're looking for a relaxing weekend with a twist I highly recommend it! more »
I loved the idea of the park, but the reality of it was extremely disappointing. My husband, 6 year old daughter & I drove in from Asheville. When we got there, we realized that you park in a huge fie... more »
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