Munchkinland is a miniature city populated by the Munchkins in L. Frank Baum's novel The Wizard of Oz, and as such, featured in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. The concept was designed by William Stout. It is the first land encountered by Dorothy Gale when she arrives on Oz, and was formerly the domain of the Wicked Witch of the East. Small, blue, mushroom-esque thatch roofed cottages, some with satellite dishes, are spread out in a charming arrangement against green valleys and lush mountains. Prominent landmarks include the cheese factory, billboards for the Wicked Witch, and the Munchkinland Statue.