Contest #431 Abandoned Land of Oz Theme Park, Beech Mountain, North Carolina

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:

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:

  • LawnBoy
  • Eloy Cano
  • steve willis
  • Garfield
  • Lelie
  • Lighthouse
  • Jason Hattermann
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Steve J
  • steven simmons

And those who had to wait for Glenda to tell them about the shoes (post hint):

  • donaaronio
  • Junebug
  • Paul Voestermans