“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” We’re not, Dorothy, but this theme park isn’t over the rainbow. It’s over in North Carolina! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.
Your chance to see the merry ol’ land of Oz is officially happening this June.
The famous theme park on Beech Mountain was originally built in 1970, but unfortunately fell on hard times and closed about 10 years later. Since then, it was mainly a popular site for urban explorers seeking out spooky, abandoned sites. In the early ’90s, the park opened for a day or two at a time for special tours, including the popular “Autumn at Oz” festival, usually set for weekends in September.
In 2018, the park reopened for six days in June for “Wizard of Oz” fans to come to take a tour, and this year, it’s back again.