April 4th, 2008

Woozy

The Ozziest Place on Earth

Back at my first Oz Convention in 1993, there was a presentation about a proposed Oz theme park. As someone who's obsessed with both Oz and theme parks, the idea obviously had some appeal to me. I remember coming up with ideas for such a park when I was a kid, including drawing a Nome Kingdom section. Anyway, despite its appeal, there were some bad ideas in the proposal, the main one being that they wanted it to be in Kansas. I mean, the connection is obvious, but it's not like either the book or the movie portrayed the state in a very positive light. It was a testament to Dorothy's devotion to her home and family that she wanted to go back there despite its dullness. The book they gave out at the convention included this page:
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