The Leidy family's (current Owners of Land of Oz) unwavering commitment to Restore, Preserve, and Protect the Land of Oz Theme Park is driven by their vision to craft a legacy for generations to come. It embodies the values of stewardship, community, dedication, and love. In life, opportunities to step into a leadership role for a cause larger than ourselves are a rarity. Their unwavering dedication to 'Oz' is rooted in bringing joy to faces, fostering a strong sense of community, and preserving a legacy destined to endure for generations.
The park, which has been enchanting visitors since 1970, and was once acclaimed as the #1 Attraction in the US. Welcoming over 400,000 visitors in its first year, most recently welcomed the Good Morning America 3 team, showcasing the unique immersive theatrical experience that makes it a beloved destination.
During their visit, the park illuminated its extraordinary immersive theatrical encounter, further solidifying its status as a cherished and iconic destination The segment showcased the park's immersive journey and teased an upcoming documentary centered around the Pentes family, whose patriarch was one of the original designers behind the park. This documentary embarks on a quest to unravel the enigma surrounding the fate of the original gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in the original Wizard Of Oz Film once possessed by the park, tragically consumed by flames within its confines in 1975.
Land of Oz NC is especially proud of this milestone, considering the remarkable year they've had. In 2023, the park sold over 24,000 tickets, a testament to the returning popularity of the Land of Oz NC. Visitors from all over the world flocked to the park to experience the immersive theatrical experience.
The Park celebrated its 30th Anniversary of the Autumn at Oz Festival in 2023 and was recently featured in Garden and Gun Magazine, Fox Business, Parade magazine and scores of regional TV news outlets and publications.
Looking ahead to 2024, Land of Oz NC is excited to announce that the dates for the upcoming season will be released in the spring. Tickets will launch in June of 2024. Visitors can anticipate another year of magical adventures, stunning scenery, and unforgettable moments in the Land of Oz.
What is Autumn at Oz?
Autumn at Oz is a one-of-a-kind event that combines your typical festival atmosphere with an interactive, immersive theatrical experience. Guests walk onto the Gale’s Kansas farm, visit Aunt Em and Uncle Henry’s Home, escape into our newly renovated Tornado Storm Cellar, and walk out on the yellow brick road into the world of Oz.
Along the way, you meet all your favorite characters, see them sing and dance, and enjoy the natural scenery of this magical place that sits over one mile high atop Beech Mountain. One can also find food & craft vendors, official Land of Oz souvenirs and Wizard of Oz memorabilia for sale, face painting & much more! At Oz, you don’t just watch it – you live it!