The Land of Oz on Beech Mountain opens again for its event season. In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the classic MGM Film, Oz will be open to the public for double to days in 2019! Limited tickets on sale now! For tickets and event information, go to: landofoznc.com
During Beech Mountain’s Family Fun Month
Dates: June 6‐7, 13‐14, 20‐21, 26‐28 & July 5, 2019
Tickets: $27.50 + taxes & fees
(Children 2 & Under Free)
With Dorothy as your guide, you will find yourself skipping down the yellow brick
road through the Land of Oz to help in her search for the wonderful Wizard during this one-of-a‐kind interactive experience.
At Journey with Dorothy, you may be randomly selected to play one of your favorite characters as you are led through the original Land of Oz Park. On this adventure, you may see Dad “Putting ‘Em Up” as the Cowardly Lion or Grandma cackling like the Wicked Witch of the West!
Be sure to brush up on a couple of
“Tra-La‐La’s” and prepare to laugh the day away when you become a part of this classic story during Land of Oz’s Journey with Dorothy tours. Only in June with an added date in July!
Beech Mountain Resort’s chairlift has returned! Want a bird’s eye view on your way up to Oz? Purchase a lift ticket at checkout! Tickets can also be purchased on location at check-in.
Celebrating its 26th year, the annual Autumn at Oz Festival is one of the largest Wizard of Oz events in the country! For the first time ever, Oz will be open for TWO weekends to celebrate the 80th Anniversary!
Weekend One: September 6‐8, 2019 Weekend Two: September 13‐15, 2019
Tickets Starting: $45 + taxes & fees (Children 2 & Under Free)
Skip down the yellow brick road atop Beech Mountain ‐ one mile high in the sky ‐ where you are literally over the rainbow.
If you’ve ever gone searching for your
heart’s desire, look no further. You will experience the magic of Oz during this two‐week event where the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Lion are ready to greet you on your travels, along with all of your other favorite characters from the classic story!
This is the only event of its kind where you
are immersed into the actual Land of Oz,
and may run into a Munchkin, Flying Monkey, or Toto, too!
What to expect:
Character meet‐n‐greets, dancing
farmhands, vignette shows in Kansas, petting zoo, craft & memorabilia vendors, face painting, pony rides, official Land of Oz merchandise, Oz exhibit area featuring original costumes, Oz Celebrity guests, and the Emerald City show! Plus, more surprises along the yellow brick road!
A Brief History:
Originally in operation from 1970‐1980, the Land of Oz Theme Park was the brain‐ child of Charlotte‐based designer Jack Pentes, and the Robbins Brothers who developed Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock.
After a successful opening that hosted the likes of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Oz would go on to be a extremely successful attraction in Western North Carolina over the next few years. After a devastating fire in late‐1975 destroyed buildings in the Emerald City, and a robbery of original film costumes from the park’s museum, Oz was left in shambles.
A new management company would rebuild Oz, and reopen it for the 1976 season. However, neglect in maintenance, upkeep, and lack of new attractions would be the downfall to Oz. After it’s last day of the 1980 season, Oz would close its doors for good. By 1986, the surrounding land would begin development for a gated community.
In the late 1980s, a small reunion of original employees began during Lees McRae’s Homecoming Weekend. This would quickly turn into a public opening in July of 1991, and officially would become the Autumn at Oz Festival in 1993. This one‐day event would expand to a full weekend by the early 2000s, and then to a three‐day event by 2015. Journey with Dorothy was added as another public opening to cater to popular demand and to coincide with Beech Mountain’s Family Fun Month in June. All proceeds from ticket sales go back into park renovations and upkeep to preserve it for future generations and to add new elements each year.
Autumn at Oz and Journey with Dorothy have been featured numerous times on NBC, CBS, and Fox News (Local NC / TN affiliates), and on social media outlets of the New York Times, Travel Channel, and Good Morning America. Oz was named the Number One Tourist Attraction by the Washington Post in 1970, and was named one of the top tourist attractions in NC last year by Buzzfeed.