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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)   ( divider line
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2014-05-17 07:01:47 PM  
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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 01:40:22 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:43:33 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:42:00 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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