My sister and I decided to dress up as Dorothy and the Witch (with many layers since it was cold and windy). We were surprised that most attendees did not wear costumes, but ours seemed to be a big hit. Several little girls wanted their picture taken with my sister, and other folks wanted photos with both of us. There were many Oz characters in the park who made the experience a lot of fun. One of the best parts of the walk down the yellow brick road was when a Winkie guard leaned over to my sister and said "You have the power to save us!"
The festival was packed, and there were many long lines, including a wait for the bus to take us up the mountain and a slow-moving line all the way through Dorothy's house. However, everyone was so friendly and relaxed that we didn't mind at all. The Land of Oz isn't something you want to rush through, anyway, and we had a great day out.