MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. — A landmark North Carolina amusement park is getting ready to reopen.
WLOS-TV reported that the park had been planned for reopen on Friday, but park officials are now hoping for the 4th of July weekend.
Owner Alaska Presley said crews have run into a big issue installing a water line, which is causing the delayed opening.
Along with problems installing new water lines, WLOS reported that an evacuation road partially washed out.
Presley said she’s spent more than a half million dollars in the last year. She said much of the money went to put in pipes to get water up to the park.
Crews reportedly had to stop their work when they hit rock in the mountain.
“Well the contract to put the water in is overdue, they hit rocks, solid rocks, and you can’t blast up here so we had to let them dig until they run around it,” Presley said.
The work will continue on the pipes next week. Presley hopes to open Ghost Town for the July 4th weekend.
The Wild West-themed amusement park in Maggie Valley features rides and entertainment and is located on top of a mountain.
The park lost popularity in the 1990s and was bought by Presley out of foreclosure in 2012.