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(Roadtrippers)   Want to spend the night at a creepy abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park? Well, now you can, for only $165 per night. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (w/pics)   (roadtrippers.com) divider line 38
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2014-05-17 01:35:17 PM  
Maybe
 
2014-05-17 01:40:22 PM  
From the guestbook:

Had a pleasant stay however the wind began to switch, the house began to pitch, the kitchen took a slitch.
It landed on the Wicked Witch in the middle of a ditch, which was not a healthy situation for the Wicked Witch... Who began to twitch and was reduced to just a stitch of what was once the Wicked Witch.  That said, the chocolates on the pillow were a nice touch.

The bathroom light isn't working.  Even after management came in and changed the bulb too.
Dingdong, the switch is dead.
 
2014-05-17 01:40:48 PM  
I love how the website puts its content into a tiny little strip that fill up about a third of my tablet screen.
 
2014-05-17 01:42:00 PM  
Take a jacket.
Oz is on Beech Mtn which can be a mite chilly. Also has a great view of the surrounding countryside... like 50 miles.

We loved that place. But there's a reason it closes in winter. You wouldn't like the drive up there in 3' of snow and ice.
 
2014-05-17 01:43:33 PM  
Are there portals there?

Can we make it a farm?

/My love for amusement parks and other gathering places has been rekindled by Ingress.
 
2014-05-17 01:44:59 PM  
I don't get the popup for content. Site is unusable on iPhone. No sale!
 
2014-05-17 01:48:43 PM  
Now I guess I have to go see if this is related to that horror movie Yellow Brick Road that is listed on Netflix.
 
2014-05-17 01:49:59 PM  
ALL ARE DELIGHTFUL!

I said DELIGHTFUL, dammit!
 
2014-05-17 01:50:05 PM  

lelio: I don't get the popup for content. Site is unusable on iPhone. No sale!


I bet you could see it if you downloaded their app
/horrible site
//f u subby
 
2014-05-17 02:05:15 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Now I guess I have to go see if this is related to that horror horrible movie Yellow Brick Road that is listed on Netflix.

 
2014-05-17 02:14:10 PM  
Do you just go right up to the gate and bid it open?

/wicked witch of the west was the only one that was completely honest with Dorothy
//Glenda and The Wizard both started out by lying to her
 
2014-05-17 02:15:37 PM  

arkansized: Take a jacket.
Oz is on Beech Mtn which can be a mite chilly. Also has a great view of the surrounding countryside... like 50 miles.

We loved that place. But there's a reason it closes in winter. You wouldn't like the drive up there in 3' of snow and ice.


WP claims it's the highest town east of the Rockies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech_Mountain
 
2014-05-17 02:27:09 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: arkansized: Take a jacket.
Oz is on Beech Mtn which can be a mite chilly. Also has a great view of the surrounding countryside... like 50 miles.

We loved that place. But there's a reason it closes in winter. You wouldn't like the drive up there in 3' of snow and ice.

WP claims it's the highest town east of the Rockies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech_Mountain


Beech is great in the summer. Winter is rough. Avery County doesn't have the machines to clear snow on all the mountain roads promptly.
I lived in the vicinity and had a 50 mile commute down the mtn to work. That wasn't too bad...it was trying to get back up at night that was chancy.
 
2014-05-17 02:30:00 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Are there portals there?

Can we make it a farm?

/My love for amusement parks and other gathering places has been rekindled by Ingress.


I am there with ya!
 
2014-05-17 02:32:08 PM  
So, do you get to explore the abandoned park, or is that closed off? TFA doesn't really make that clear. If I could roam around the place, I might consider it.
 
2014-05-17 02:50:37 PM  

oh_please: So, do you get to explore the abandoned park, or is that closed off? TFA doesn't really make that clear. If I could roam around the place, I might consider it.


Yes, but only after 2am, and naked.

Copious amounts of mind altering drugs is entirely optional, but recommended
 
2014-05-17 02:55:02 PM  
Does anyone know if she copy and pasted the "background" off of wikipedia or vice versa? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_Oz
 
2014-05-17 02:59:03 PM  
I'll be sure to play track 4 from Elton's GBYBR when I leave

that was such a fantastic album.  Oops, showing my age a bit there.

I would so do that, if it weren't 14 hours away and gas so expensive.  And after today's flying thread, driving is the only way I'm traveling from now on, LOL.
 
2014-05-17 02:59:26 PM  

DigitalCoffee: Do you just go right up to the gate and bid it open?


No, you have to ring the bell (which is out of order)
 
2014-05-17 03:07:31 PM  

arkansized: Take a jacket.
Oz is on Beech Mtn which can be a mite chilly. Also has a great view of the surrounding countryside... like 50 miles.

We loved that place. But there's a reason it closes in winter. You wouldn't like the drive up there in 3' of snow and ice.


Yeah. One would think that the skiing opportunities through the winters there would be spectacular. Too bad it would be impossible to maintain the road that leads to it through the winter. Wait... I'm thinking about the wrong movie. :-/
 
2014-05-17 03:27:40 PM  

DigitalCoffee: Do you just go right up to the gate and bid it open?

/wicked witch of the west was the only one that was completely honest with Dorothy
//Glenda and The Wizard both started out by lying to her


Glenda (Glinda?) had a good reason for her omission. Or did she outright lie? When and how?
 
2014-05-17 03:37:27 PM  
"Hit me up on Facebook & Twitters for crazy, awesome, weird stuff." -Tatiana

So, does that awesome weird stuff cost extra?  Or is it included in the rental cost?
 
2014-05-17 03:49:40 PM  

Koldbern: arkansized: Take a jacket.
Oz is on Beech Mtn which can be a mite chilly. Also has a great view of the surrounding countryside... like 50 miles.

We loved that place. But there's a reason it closes in winter. You wouldn't like the drive up there in 3' of snow and ice.

Yeah. One would think that the skiing opportunities through the winters there would be spectacular. Too bad it would be impossible to maintain the road that leads to it through the winter. Wait... I'm thinking about the wrong movie. :-/


Beech and Sugar mountains do have ski resorts.
 
2014-05-17 03:53:40 PM  
Thing is, that old abandoned place is probably filled with ghosts, and I don't know about you, but I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I *do*!
 
2014-05-17 04:18:29 PM  

Koldbern: arkansized: Take a jacket.
Oz is on Beech Mtn which can be a mite chilly. Also has a great view of the surrounding countryside... like 50 miles.

We loved that place. But there's a reason it closes in winter. You wouldn't like the drive up there in 3' of snow and ice.

Yeah. One would think that the skiing opportunities through the winters there would be spectacular. Too bad it would be impossible to maintain the road that leads to it through the winter. Wait... I'm thinking about the wrong movie. :-/


Mwahaha.
If you go in clear weather, the road is still extremely steep and winding. But watch out in freezing, falling weather...it's redrum.
 
2014-05-17 04:46:55 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Thing is, that old abandoned place is probably filled with ghosts, and I don't know about you, but I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I *do*!


Phrasing!
 
2014-05-17 05:40:31 PM  

Mugato: Hector Remarkable: Thing is, that old abandoned place is probably filled with ghosts, and I don't know about you, but I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I *do*!

Phrasing!


In old world Cacalacky....the word "spook" can have several meeenings...
 
2014-05-17 05:40:33 PM  
I remember visiting the place during a family reunion in the 70s. Had a great time!
 
2014-05-17 07:01:47 PM  

Kevin72: DigitalCoffee: Do you just go right up to the gate and bid it open?

/wicked witch of the west was the only one that was completely honest with Dorothy
//Glenda and The Wizard both started out by lying to her

Glenda (Glinda?) had a good reason for her omission. Or did she outright lie? When and how?


She told Dorothy that the only one that could help her return home was the Wizard in the Emerald City (cue the Follow the Yellow Brick Road number). However, we find out at the end that Dorothy already had the means to return home (the stolen ruby slippers). Glinda (north), it would appear, is an opportunist. Though we never hear of the witch of the south; the witches of the east and west are sisters and opponents/rivals of the north (Glinda). Having eliminated east by dropping a house on her, Dorothy is set up by north as a patsy in the hopes of getting rid of west. North keeps her in play by sending her to the Wizard rather than home. By the end of the film; east is dead, west is dead, the Wizard has (presumably) returned home, and Dorothy wants to return home. This vastly changes the balance of power in Oz in favor of Glinda AND she gets to be the 'good witch' by having someone else do all the dirty work for her.

As for the Wizard, he's an opportunistic liar as well. Remember, right after Dorothy & company show up, the WWotW shows up and does her skywriting bit "Surrender Dorothy". He promises to grant everyone's wishes in exchange for the witches broom (even though he can't grant a thing because he is a fraud). Rather than risk the wrath of the WWotW in the Emerald City, he sends Dorothy to her. Even after the group returns with the broom, no wishes are actually granted. Some trinkets and flowery words is all anyone gets (pretty much the original 'I Participated' trophies).

The only one in Oz that is upfront and honest with Dorothy is The Wicked Witch of the West. And what, exactly, does she want? The ruby slippers that belonged to HER SISTER. Even a basic, child's understanding of inheritance law would say that the property of the dead sister belongs to the living sister. And thus, the ruby slippers DID belong to the WWofW as she repeatedly claimed. While Dorothy is guilty of accidental death of the WWotE, receiving stolen goods (ruby slippers), not surrendering the stolen goods to its rightful owner, and murder (probably second degree) of the WWotW.

Glinda, it would seem, is one hell of a puppeteer.
 
2014-05-17 07:56:52 PM  

DigitalCoffee: Kevin72: DigitalCoffee: Do you just go right up to the gate and bid it open?

/wicked witch of the west was the only one that was completely honest with Dorothy
//Glenda and The Wizard both started out by lying to her

Glenda (Glinda?) had a good reason for her omission. Or did she outright lie? When and how?

She told Dorothy that the only one that could help her return home was the Wizard in the Emerald City (cue the Follow the Yellow Brick Road number). However, we find out at the end that Dorothy already had the means to return home (the stolen ruby slippers). Glinda (north), it would appear, is an opportunist. Though we never hear of the witch of the south; the witches of the east and west are sisters and opponents/rivals of the north (Glinda). Having eliminated east by dropping a house on her, Dorothy is set up by north as a patsy in the hopes of getting rid of west. North keeps her in play by sending her to the Wizard rather than home. By the end of the film; east is dead, west is dead, the Wizard has (presumably) returned home, and Dorothy wants to return home. This vastly changes the balance of power in Oz in favor of Glinda AND she gets to be the 'good witch' by having someone else do all the dirty work for her.

As for the Wizard, he's an opportunistic liar as well. Remember, right after Dorothy & company show up, the WWotW shows up and does her skywriting bit "Surrender Dorothy". He promises to grant everyone's wishes in exchange for the witches broom (even though he can't grant a thing because he is a fraud). Rather than risk the wrath of the WWotW in the Emerald City, he sends Dorothy to her. Even after the group returns with the broom, no wishes are actually granted. Some trinkets and flowery words is all anyone gets (pretty much the original 'I Participated' trophies).

The only one in Oz that is upfront and honest with Dorothy is The Wicked Witch of the West. And what, exactly, does she want? The ruby slippers that belonged to HER SISTER. Even a bas ...


Dude, it was dream.


And you were there, and you were there, and .....
 
2014-05-17 08:02:00 PM  

DigitalCoffee: Kevin72: DigitalCoffee: Do you just go right up to the gate and bid it open?

/wicked witch of the west was the only one that was completely honest with Dorothy
//Glenda and The Wizard both started out by lying to her

Glenda (Glinda?) had a good reason for her omission. Or did she outright lie? When and how?

She told Dorothy that the only one that could help her return home was the Wizard in the Emerald City (cue the Follow the Yellow Brick Road number). However, we find out at the end that Dorothy already had the means to return home (the stolen ruby slippers). Glinda (north), it would appear, is an opportunist. Though we never hear of the witch of the south; the witches of the east and west are sisters and opponents/rivals of the north (Glinda). Having eliminated east by dropping a house on her, Dorothy is set up by north as a patsy in the hopes of getting rid of west. North keeps her in play by sending her to the Wizard rather than home. By the end of the film; east is dead, west is dead, the Wizard has (presumably) returned home, and Dorothy wants to return home. This vastly changes the balance of power in Oz in favor of Glinda AND she gets to be the 'good witch' by having someone else do all the dirty work for her.

As for the Wizard, he's an opportunistic liar as well. Remember, right after Dorothy & company show up, the WWotW shows up and does her skywriting bit "Surrender Dorothy". He promises to grant everyone's wishes in exchange for the witches broom (even though he can't grant a thing because he is a fraud). Rather than risk the wrath of the WWotW in the Emerald City, he sends Dorothy to her. Even after the group returns with the broom, no wishes are actually granted. Some trinkets and flowery words is all anyone gets (pretty much the original 'I Participated' trophies).

The only one in Oz that is upfront and honest with Dorothy is The Wicked Witch of the West. And what, exactly, does she want? The ruby slippers that belonged to HER SISTER. Even a bas ...


now you shut up, or I'll make a mattress out of you
 
2014-05-17 08:06:54 PM  

DigitalCoffee: Kevin72: DigitalCoffee: Do you just go right up to the gate and bid it open?

/wicked witch of the west was the only one that was completely honest with Dorothy
//Glenda and The Wizard both started out by lying to her

Glenda (Glinda?) had a good reason for her omission. Or did she outright lie? When and how?

She told Dorothy that the only one that could help her return home was the Wizard in the Emerald City (cue the Follow the Yellow Brick Road number). However, we find out at the end that Dorothy already had the means to return home (the stolen ruby slippers). Glinda (north), it would appear, is an opportunist. Though we never hear of the witch of the south; the witches of the east and west are sisters and opponents/rivals of the north (Glinda). Having eliminated east by dropping a house on her, Dorothy is set up by north as a patsy in the hopes of getting rid of west. North keeps her in play by sending her to the Wizard rather than home. By the end of the film; east is dead, west is dead, the Wizard has (presumably) returned home, and Dorothy wants to return home. This vastly changes the balance of power in Oz in favor of Glinda AND she gets to be the 'good witch' by having someone else do all the dirty work for her.

As for the Wizard, he's an opportunistic liar as well. Remember, right after Dorothy & company show up, the WWotW shows up and does her skywriting bit "Surrender Dorothy". He promises to grant everyone's wishes in exchange for the witches broom (even though he can't grant a thing because he is a fraud). Rather than risk the wrath of the WWotW in the Emerald City, he sends Dorothy to her. Even after the group returns with the broom, no wishes are actually granted. Some trinkets and flowery words is all anyone gets (pretty much the original 'I Participated' trophies).

The only one in Oz that is upfront and honest with Dorothy is The Wicked Witch of the West. And what, exactly, does she want? The ruby slippers that belonged to HER SISTER. Even a bas ...


More information than I needed. But because you set me straight about Glinda I will favorite you in Ruby Red or some equivalent.
 
2014-05-17 09:09:30 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
The night show is something else.
 
2014-05-17 10:33:22 PM  
Went there when I was a kid. Thought it was interesting as a 7 year old.
 
2014-05-18 12:09:19 AM  
I thought the same thing watching Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp.

Father dies. Mother and two kids get evicted by the rich landlord and are forced to survive in the woods. Mother dies from the hardship leaving two little girls to survive. One of the girls grows up and hatches a plan to get even by summoning the horseman. Can't say I blame her. I would have lain waste to the entire town. Jerks.
 
2014-05-18 12:36:37 AM  

Kevin72: More information than I needed. But because you set me straight about Glinda I will favorite you in Ruby Red or some equivalent.


Red is fine. Just mark me down as "Mostly Harmless / Occasional Idiot" and you'll be ok.

/and thanks to anon for my shiny TF badge
 
2014-05-18 02:10:44 AM  

brap: From the guestbook:

Had a pleasant stay however the wind began to switch, the house began to pitch, the kitchen took a slitch.
It landed on the Wicked Witch in the middle of a ditch, which was not a healthy situation for the Wicked Witch... Who began to twitch and was reduced to just a stitch of what was once the Wicked Witch.  That said, the chocolates on the pillow were a nice touch.

The bathroom light isn't working.  Even after management came in and changed the bulb too.
Dingdong, the switch is dead.


The house didn't fall on the wicked witch...
 
2014-05-18 10:11:51 AM  

shtychkn: brap: From the guestbook:

Had a pleasant stay however the wind began to switch, the house began to pitch, the kitchen took a slitch.
It landed on the Wicked Witch in the middle of a ditch, which was not a healthy situation for the Wicked Witch... Who began to twitch and was reduced to just a stitch of what was once the Wicked Witch.  That said, the chocolates on the pillow were a nice touch.

The bathroom light isn't working.  Even after management came in and changed the bulb too.
Dingdong, the switch is dead.

The house didn't fall on the wicked witch...


If you mean in tne park, probably not.

If you mean in the story, there were two wicked witches, and the house fell on one of them..
 
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