Oz in the News 8.13.16

oz_020 Years Ago, Kansas City’s Wizard Of Oz Theme Park Turned Out To Be Just A Dream  At first, Robert Kory’s Oz theme park was planned for Wyandotte County, where leaders funded a feasibility study that showed the numbers looking good. Kory engaged North Hollywood-based theme park designer Landmark Entertainment Group and hoped to have a $500 million park and resort open by early 1996. But NASCAR had its eyes on the same land, so the proposed deal went south, to DeSoto. More than 9,000 acres were available cheap at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, toxic from its 50 years producing rocket and small-arms propellants; also on the property, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, were “laboratories, a wastewater and drinking water treatment plant, power plants, disposal areas… and burning areas for destruction of explosives-contaminated material.” In other words, the perfect location for a theme park, hotel, housing development and golf course!


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