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carolinagrl
Greensboro, NC150 contributions
Friends
Visited with my husband and sister in law. We really enjoyed the shows and the characters. They all remained in character any time you interacted with them. Great photo ops through out the visit. Be prepared for lots of up hill walking. Definitely recommend doing this. Tickets sell out fast and it open only 3 weekends a year in September.
Written September 29, 2022
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mommysbored
tennessee208 contributions
First, to address the VIP comments, we bought VIP tickets and noticed that one of the perks was you rode in a NICE, air conditioned, soft seated plush shuttle bus versus a school bus. We got 2nd row seating at the final show as VIP. There is special VIP Parking so we had a 60 second walk to the vendors and shuttles. The characters are AMAZING and have learned their parts and mannerisms so well that is like watching the original movie! They put in a lot of work to only be open 9 days a year!! The outfits are very good with details. The magical entrance to the Emerald City sets this apart from all else as the guard gives EACH set of guests their own interactive experience to get in. There are craft vendors before the shuttle to the park, very limited, so was disappointed with that. In the Emerald City, there are hotdogs $5, burgers, wraps $10, funnel cakes$8 with add ons for extra, fried Oreos $3 for 4, soft drinks water for purchase. The final show is every 30 minutes. The observation deck is a long hike but enjoyable and there is no time limit to be up there, as people come down they send more up, there was only about 20 people at a time so we could social distance pretty well. This was my first trip and I cannot believe I had never heard of this place until this year. We bought our tickets within 5 minutes of them being posted online. Great trip. p.s. You can go through the Land of Oz as many times as you want, you can enter again by the exit. There are port a potties here and there, so I recommend you go beforehand.
Written September 20, 2021
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Theresa G
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My girlfriend and i went last fall, She is a big wizard of oz fam and she was not disappointed. We re both disable and cannot walk very well. We had to go into the park backwards because there are no ramps allowing entrance by way of Dorothys house. We had to enter the yellow brick road from the rear. By the time we got caught up with the rest of the group we missed the beginning scene of the entrance of Dorethy setting the house on the wicked witch the show was over and we were at the scene where she met the scarecrow. I think they need to redo the shows and add ramps so all of us can enjoy they whole show.
Written April 22, 2022
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Markus A
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Oh boy. We came in with absolutely no expectations, and were still let down. I'm not sure what the allure here is, but we certainly didn't see it. We paid $250 for VIP tickets for 4 of us (if you decide to go, definitely don't do VIP, it was pointless). The minute we get there, we have to either take a ski lift or bus up. The ski lift is an additional $12 per person. ?? So we took the bus, which was fine. The rest of the experience you seem to be corralled and herded along a pretty short singular path until you reach the final destination, which is a show, and a bunch of opportunities to buy stuff and food. And that's it. That's the whole thing. There were entirely too many people working there, it was like an employee every 5 feet making sure you stayed on the single path and got to the end. The VIP seating for the show was not worth it. The VIP bus sat behind the regular bus, so we got to sit and breathe all of the exhaust from that bus until they took us back down the hill. Unfortunately this just seems like a cash grab. At least now we know. I rated it 2 stars. One for the actors there that did a good job, and one for my family, who always make things fun.
Written September 27, 2021
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Susan D
Huntington Beach, CA1,290 contributions
Friends
First, the website does not explain what you should expect and very important this is not for seniors with any walking issues. It’s all walking up and down stairs and ramps. It’s poorly organized in both signage and the timing of shows or interactions along the yellow brick road. It was very confusing. In one instant up top the printed sign was actually incorrect and was sending you in the wrong direction to the chair lift. We had VIP tickets which got better parking and the first three rows of the show in the emerald city which is a joke since there are only about 8 or so rows. In reading the reviews there was some VIP lounge which we never saw. We missed the first show by the barn and there is no signage saying when the shows start. There is food in the Emerald City with a small amount of seating. The prices are rather high. We opted to take the chair lift which is an additional $12 but worth it to see the views. All in all it was interesting but if you are not a bug fan of Oz skip it. It’s not worth $169 for two people.
Written September 25, 2021
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David B
Huntersville, NC4,934 contributions
So this was a bitter sweet for me as I was first here in 1971 as a 10 year old. I remembered the place as having a magical like presence, but of course to a 10 year old it would have. I remembered the singing and frolking and all the fun our family had. It was a great place to visit.

Fast forward to now.....I brought my wife, who loves the books, here for her first visit. SO much has changed of course. Now it is a 'Kind Of' theme. Way back in 1970 it opened as a theme park based on the Wizard of Oz books by Carolina Caribbean Corporation under the guidance of Grover Robbins, who had been successful with Tweetsie Railroad, another theme park up in Boone that is still fully operational. Oz was operational until 1980.

We came here on a personal tour but you can also book birthday parties and private functions from June through October. You can also book exclusive tours of Dorothy’s house, leisurely strolls along the 44,000-brick yellow brick road, and picnic lunches at the Fountain of Youth and the Judy Garland Memorial Overlook.

There are two annual events held at Oz. Journeys With Dorothy take place every Friday in June during Beech Mountain’s Family Fun Month, and the three-day Autumn at Oz celebration is held the first weekend in September.

So even if it was not as I remember I still had a great trip down memory lane and my wife loved the tour. I encourage everyone to make plans now for a journey over the rainbow and come check out The historic Land of Oz.
Written September 29, 2020
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Vic
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I can't just speak to the private tour, I have to also speak to the experience. First, the people of OZ are amazing! They are the nicest and friendliest people. They really have the kindness and the attitude that is conveyed in the movie. To say our Tour of the Land of OZ was extraordinary is putting it mildly, It felt like stepping in to the movie, and when Dorothy sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" I was moved to tears. You felt like you were watching the film being made. Our guide was so special and we got to see extra behind the scenes items that were original to the theme park. If you are an OZ fan, or have children who love OZ, you MUST visit! You must also visit the new and beautiful OZ store. Great merchandise! And the Scarecrow was just precious. To all the staff who helped us (we had a major hiccup), THANK YOU. You made sure our cares were washed away and we had a magical experience. MUST SEE AND DO!
Written July 26, 2021
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Diana H
4 contributions
Friends
Avery was our amazing tour guide who was filled with knowledgeable information about the Amusement Park & was passionate about Baum’s books about OZ. She even got into character during the tour at certain stops along the yellow brick road & quoted her favorite Movie lines. Definitely worth checking off my bucket list! Hope to see everyone again during their Oz Festivities in the years to come! 🌈💜👠🥰
Written September 11, 2020
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Misty E
Hudson, NC177 contributions
Couples
My Family and I came here for the first time today. I had bought the VIP tickets which we didn't get any special treatment. Dont waste your money on getting VIP. The ski chair lift was extra money which I think should've been included with VIP . The chair lift is large and very comfortable and relaxing. We seen many people mountain biking. The bathrooms are portable potty. The shows are fun and it was so much fun walking the yellow brick road. All the characters were great!! There is a lot of walking so wear good shoes. At Emerald City, the first 3 rows are supposed to be for VIP but no one was checking the wristband so anyone was sitting up front. We really enjoyed ourselves, if you love The Wizard of Oz, must come here!
Written September 18, 2021
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StarReviews1
Kissimmee, FL242 contributions
Friends
If it’s raining find something else to do. They offer little live entertainment on these days and that’s all this park has to offer. No scene reenactments, no musical numbers, just a bunch of miserable performers out of character. “I’m playing a mean character” said Ms. Gulch. Really? I’m paying $70 for this? Most of the scenic feels like a poorly made mini golf. Very disappointed.
Written September 11, 2022
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