Celebrating 80 Years of Traveling the Yellow Brick Road
By GERRY and PAMELA BARKER
North Palm Beach Life
Published March 27, 2019
Many film historians recognize the year of 1939 as "the greatest year in movie history." That was the year that produced "Gone With the Wind," "Stagecoach" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." And you might remember another movie from that year: "The Wizard of Oz," which has delighted generations of children and adults ever since.
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of its release, Brightline has teamed with the Miami Children's Museum to create the Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit, open now through Sunday, June 16.
Getting to the Land of Oz is super easy. All you need is a ticket for a Brightline train and, like Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow, just follow the yellow brick road at Brightline's MiamiCentral Station.
You can start at Munchkinland, then proceed to the Emerald City itself, where the Wizard is waiting your arrival. There's also the Gale house, where you can view a tornado from Dorothy's bedroom window, Dorothy's ruby red slippers and little Toto, trying to escape his basket on a bicycle.
Weekend visitors may encounter the film's main characters, and Brightline is also offering private tours as well. For those looking to book a private tour or for groups, including seniors and students, the Munchkin Bunch Rates start at $15. To reserve your group experience, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To book your ride to Brightline’s Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit Experience and for more information, visit https://www.gobrightline.com/.
Now, if you're ready, come along as Pam and I take a trip "over the rainbow."
Our Emerald City tour guide
About the Exhibit
WHERE: Brightline's MiamiCentral Station
WHEN: Through June 16, 2019, Seven days a week
Listen to the Podcast
Pam is ready to enter the Land of Oz
Photos by North Palm Beach Life
Kids will love all the hands-on activities in Munchkinland, where you visit a forest, turn dials and twist knobs.
Step inside Dorothy's bedroom, but hold on -- there's a tornado roaring right outside her window!
Check out memorable scenes from the movie while the kids relax at the Kids Corner.
Not sure what size these shoes are, but they have taken over the Brightline station lobby