Oz in the News 9.13.13

Autumn-at-Oz-006a-CREDIT-Billy-FergusonThe Land of Oz Theme Park Awakens for the 20th Annual Autumn at Oz Party Scheduled for Oct. 5-6  When the Land of Oz theme park awakens the first weekend in October for its yearly Autumn at Oz party, it will celebrate two milestones. The first milestone is the 75th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” movie, while the second is the 20th anniversary of Autumn at Oz itself, which began two decades ago as a reunion for park employees to pay tribute to the once-popular place that time had forgotten. There will be vendors selling Oz-related merchandise, vendors selling a variety of foods and a mini-Oz museum with artifacts from the park and from the actual movie.  Live bluegrass and country music will entertain guests as they wait to enter Dorothy’s house and start their journey. New this year will be a Kansas skit performed by cast members.

Opry Mills, Tennessee celebrates 75th anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz’  Explore the magical world of Oz at Opry Mills. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the classic “The Wizard of Oz,” the mall offers a variety of acitivities inspired by the film this Saturday. Each attendee will a receive a map leading to stations in the mall. At the stations, guests can watch clips from the film, create crafts, color doodles, take pictures with cut-out characters and grab some giveaways. Children who dress up as a character from the movie will also receive a gift and a chance to win passes to see the movie in 3D.

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