A Trip Somewhere Over the Rainbow ....
09.08.2018 - 09.09.2018 60 °F
Growing up, one of my favorite movies was, and still is, the Wizard of Oz. Like many, I would dream about traveling "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". Who knew that one day the dreams that I dared to dream would really come true!!! Being a fan of abandoned places, when I saw an article on the internet about the Land of Oz amusement park located in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, I had to do research on how I could visit. To my delight I discovered it wasn't abandoned at all. It is open to the public twice a year, a few weekends in the summer for Journey With Dorothy, and again for one weekend in September for Autumn at Oz, which features all of the characters. So off to see the wizard we go!!!!
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!!!
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!!!
Bring that girl and her dog to my castle...
We're off to see the wizard.....
You don't need to be helped any longer. You've always had the power...
And just like that, i was back home with wonderful memories of this place that i heard of....
My journey to Oz, much like all of my other adventures always remind me:
It's not where you go, but who you meet along the way!
Land of Oz Tips:
- tickets for Autumn at Oz go on sale in June
- Banner Elk and Beech Mountain are the closest towns to Autumn At Oz
- Prepare to spend two hours walking
- dressing in character is encouraged
- Mountain weather can be unpredictable so dress accordingly
- Don't forget to bring cash and your inner child!!