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“Emerald City Rotunda” 1996

Between the books and the film, The Wizard of Oz has become a true American icon since its debut in the 1900s. That’s why it’s a no-brainer that in 1996 Gary Goddard and his team began developing an Oz-centric theme park. Based in- you guessed it, Kansas- the park looks at though it would have been pretty wonderful indeed. In this piece, we see a shot of the central square of the Emerald City, where multiple attractions, shops, eateries and atmospheric characters would welcome you into the Merry Ol’ Land of Oz.

Art ©️Landmark Entertainment / The Goddard Group

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This ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Theme Park Opens Its Doors Just For You

During the summer of 1970, North Carolina's and of Oz theme park welcomed a whopping 400,000 visitors in a matter of months. For a time, it was the second most-visited amusement park in the eastern United States, playing runner-up to Disney World, according to a local magazine.  

(Photo Source: Seph Lawless)