Just some random memes and tweets to help you fight those Sunday blues. We'll get through this.
That broken, dilapidated yellow brick road could be all yours.
In 1970, aspirational people built a theme park based around The Wizard of Oz in the mountains of northern California. A few years after, it shut its doors, causing entropy to take its course in the park.
And now, it's for rent!
Pixable has the story:
After the death of its original owner right before opening and a mysterious fire in 1975, Land of Oz closed it's doors in 1980.
In 2015, the park is still standing, but remains abandoned all but one day a year when it opens to the public. Even though the park was refurbished by locals enough to reopen once a year, it still remains in various states of disrepair and has that eerie, horror flick vibe that makes abandoned theme parks so alluring. That's partly because the upkeep of the land is dependent on the proceeds of that one-day opening.
There's not a ton you can do with that other than keeping it standing upright, even if an upwards of 8,000 people attend the event each year. Land Of Oz isn't a lost cause despite its closing. You can rent the place out for private parties and take private tours if you're into that whole abandoned fairy tale aesthetic.
If you're into the idea, the Land of Oz website has all the information on how you can hold your wedding, birthday, bar mitzvah or demon sacrifice in a very special place.
Look at this place:
And this is either the Emerald City or the witch's castle. It's not pretty.
Here's a video about the creepy place's history:
In the upcoming prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, James Franco stars as Oscar Diggs, "a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics" who finds himself in the Land of Oz, where he thinks he's hit the jackpot. That is, until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who aren't convinced he's the great wizard everyone's been expecting.
Oz: The Great and Powerful is out March 8, 2013.