Open 1970-1980. The Yellow Brick Road isn’t what it used to be.
The place opened in 1970, closed in 1980, and as you can see from the #431 image a lot still remains. Here’s a pretty good article on the park: http://www.littlethings.com/abandoned-wizard-of-oz-park/
A fun fact: According to at least one source Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mom, owned the endeavor.
Re-enactors from back in the day:
20,000 visitors a day used to show up:
There are three of them now!
Apparently there is still some activity there. The place is open one or two days a year, depending on what source you are looking at.
And, as the grand finale, a video:
Those who found their way over the rainbow by themselves included:
- Eloy Cano
- steve willis
- Jason Hattermann
- Phil Ower
- Steve J
- steven simmons
And those who had to wait for Glenda to tell them about the shoes (post hint):
- Paul Voestermans