Wizard of Oz Theme Park in North Carolina?

Saturday, October 11, 2003 12:00 AM
Did Anyone ever visit this small Wizard of Oz-Themed park in NC called "The Land Of Oz"

It sas located high on a mountain in the Northwest park of the state. Operated from 1970-1980, when the park's parent real-estate company went bankrupt. From what I understand, it was very successful during it's brief life. I Do believe it had a few flat rides, and was reached by riding a chairlift in the same way that Ghost Town in the Sky operated.

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"The Mountain Slidewinder. Voted The #1 Non-Rollercoaster Ride in America Amusement Business Magazine, 1991"

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Saturday, October 11, 2003 10:35 AM
I have one of the original brochures from Land of Oz although I never got to visit. It looked very fun back in its heyday. According to the website link I'm posting below, it looks like they just had their "Autumn at Oz" party last weekend which would've been really fun to attend! This link tells the history of the park and what's happening there today:

http://www.emeraldmtn.com/oz.htm

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Nashville needs a theme park!
*** This post was edited by thrillerman1 10/11/2003 2:47:56 PM ***

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Monday, October 13, 2003 6:36 AM
I remember "Land Of Oz" at Beech Mountain! I went as a child, but I still remember how fun it was. There was even a yellow brick road. In Dorothy's house, they had this projection screen that showed a tornado and things "flying" around. From what I can remember, it was like an early motion simulator type deal. Very scary for a kid, but still fun. That witch still scares me to this day. ;)

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Crazy Over 8

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Monday, October 13, 2003 3:52 PM
Whoa, trippy. Dude-after the park let's head to the Pink Floyd Laser Light Show!

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scott- who saw to many laser light shows back in my day

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Monday, October 13, 2003 5:18 PM
Only if it is Dark Side of the Moon ;)

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The Phoenix, its Schmecktacular!

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