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    Exclamation Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Universal Studios Japan, as part of their 5th anniversary celebration, will officially unveiled their newest addition to the park this summer 2006, "Land of Oz". Based on the popular tale of Dorothy and her friends in Oz while trying to find her way back to Kansas. To quote Universal's press release...

    >>>The Yellow Brick Road leads to Emerald City, where guests will discover an amazing fantasy world. A "Witches" musical production, an animal show featuring the residents of Oz, a rollicking band.... A restaurant and shop as well are created with a magical touch you won't encounter anywhere else. Visit the amazing fantasy world of the "Land of Oz", opening summer 2006.<<<

    For those who may be interested, the new area is being built in the former "Old West" section of USJ, which is bittersweet for me since USJ's Old West is my favorite part of USJ. Oh well... time for change I guess...

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    So is this a whole new redo of the land?

    I didn't think USJ's West area was that small...

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    USJ's Old West area is comparable in size to Toontown at DL. I personally am sad to see this area being changed permanently as I liked the attention to details and feel of it. But Oz should be fun as well... so we'll see how it turns out.

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    But no ride, am I reading that right?

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    No ride, but Wicked!
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    You set the bar I could not live up to
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    So thank you very little and send me postcards from hell"
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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    This sounds quite crappy given the potential. Does anyone remember the Oz theme park that was to open in Kansas City a while back? They went bankrupt, but not till the now-defunct site was online and it looked KICK@**. Shame it will never be made.

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Totally agree, the designs that I saw for the Kansas based Oz park were incredible. SHame the people in the area protested it to death.

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    besides the theater what was in the wild west section of the park? (Maybe USF can improve with it.. lol)

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Well folks.. it's official: Universal Studios Japan will open their new park area, Land of Oz, on July 12th, 2006. Just 2 days before TDS's official 5th anniversary celebration begins.

    I was at USJ a few days ago (without my camera) and checked out the progress of the Land of Oz. While the construction wall is still up.. holes in the wall allow for a great view of the Munchkinland facades, Emerald City and other features in the area. The construction workers were putting on some ornamental touches on the newly erected Land of Oz archway. The transformation of the former Old West area to Oz is amazing.

    Also, the park has been selling a special bag with a Land of Oz motif on one side and the "Wicked" Musical ad on the sides. Apparently a special version of the musical "Wicked" will be presented in this area as well, along with a brand new "Toto and Friends" animal stage show, feat. Dorothy.

    I shall return to USJ sometime before the end of summer and shall bring a report in late August I hope. In the meantime... read all about it here:

    http://www.usj.co.jp/oz/e_inde
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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    *sigh* They're lucky. Wicked is the greates thing ever, Wish we had some of that magic over in USH...they recently got rid of that display case that had Wicked stuff in it.

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Quote Originally Posted by pineapplewhipaddict
    *sigh* They're lucky. Wicked is the greates thing ever, Wish we had some of that magic over in USH...they recently got rid of that display case that had Wicked stuff in it.
    Agreed... if USH got a showing of Wicked like that, I'd be there in a heartbeat, and I rarely ever go there now.
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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Oswald!!!!!!

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin
    Oswald!!!!!!
    Al, the Oswald plush sold out already. I went back to get one and they were GONE!! Not sure if they will be brought back now that wicked old Disney owns him again.

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Quote Originally Posted by TDLFAN
    Al, the Oswald plush sold out already. I went back to get one and they were GONE!! Not sure if they will be brought back now that wicked old Disney owns him again.
    Either that, or they shipped them to Tokoyo DL! hahahaha!!!!

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    Re: Universal Japan to open "Land of Oz"

    Nope, not sold in TDR either.

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