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Ghost Town in the Sky, landmark NC amusement park, set to reopen

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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.


  • wanda

    If they don’t open up the roller coaster the place is a loss. I use to love to go here when I was a kid. We stopped going in the late 90’s when the economy started getting harder. Bring back the coaster and it will be good to go oh yeah not to mention the haunted house laser tag.

  • Angela Lewis

    I remember going when I was a little girl, I remember the gun fights, and how real they seemed, and the saloon where you got cold drinks or ice cream, loved the Chair lift to the top, pleaseeeeeeee bring it back so I can take my children to see the Ghost Town in the sky

  • MissCindirella

    i hope its successful. its not some HIGH END big rides amusement park. Its about the simple ole life and family.

  • Jan Peterman

    Loved going there as a child and riding the chair lift up. Took my son when he was 5. He’s now 33 and he loved the gunfight and the saloons.

  • cnre

    My dad ed to take me when I was a kid. I loved going! I hope they get it up and running, I would definitely go sometime.

  • GMilliner

    I use to love going Here when I was a kid. I can’t wait to take my son. I still talk about this place every year. We will be going as soon as we hear it’s open again. Thank you to the new owner for reopening Ghost Town it brings back so many childhood memories.

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