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GHOST TOWN ADVENTURE PARK AKA GHOST TOWN IN THE SKY Maggie Valley, NC
Park News - (5/7/20) A brief look at what’s going on at Ghost Town in the Sky has been posted in the latest video from the Carpetbagger. They poke around a bit at the old ground level park entrance plaza and saw a little activity going on as well before speaking with someone there off-camera. In short, they are working to clean up the property after it has sat closed for so long, but no clear message was given about what the exact future of the park will be.
(12/23/19) If you are curious about just what things look like atop the Ghost Town in the Sky theme park, a fantastic bit of footage shot at the park by a drone (with permission by the owner) was just posted to YouTube less than two weeks ago, so check that out below. Also I’ve got one more possibly more related item… a small batch of pictures taken at Ghost Town in the Sky just posted to Facebook just two days ago that are said to be recent. So add these into the rumors of yet another plan pushing ahead to try to reopen the park.
(11/12/19) Ok, something odd has been found near the former Ghost Town in the Sky closed theme park. In a video from The Carpetbagger, who visited the site this week, it looks like he pulled up to some kind of back access road which is closed with a gate and a no trespassing sign. The interesting thing is that this gate and connected fencing looks almost brand new, and overlooking this gate in the treeline is a group of three fairly clean looking cowboy figures with fake rifles standing guard over the access road to the park. I’m hearing that these figures may have previously been in the jail and saloon area of the park and someone has placed them on purpose for some reason. Given that there were rumors of another party that was potentially grabbing the property, it looks like something is definitely happening at this point.
(10/3/19) You are not going to believe it… because I don’t even believe it myself yet, but according to the local news the former Ghost Town in the Sky theme park property is once again under contract to be sold to a new owner. Currently the identify of the new developer has not been released, nor their final intentions, as they are currently performing their due diligence to go over all the park materials and records to make sure they want to go through with the purchase. According to the report they entered into this period of the contract backin mid-August and they have 120 days to do their research before making up their mind, so we should know more by the end of December.
(7/9/19) We’ve got a quick update on the status of the former Ghost Town In The Sky theme park site this week. Various local news reports confirm that the latest attempt to reopen the park has failed, as they were unable to come up with the financing to purchase and reopen the park. Meanwhile the owner of the property is said to have put it back on the market again with an asking price of about $6 million.
(12/18/18) Bad news for the plans to revive the former Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park site. According to local news reports one of the main figures involved in the effort has now left the project “amid accusation of fraud and failure to pay.” Yep… it seems Lamar Berry was supposed to be the money-man for the project lining up the major investors, and when the time came to put up the funds to get the ball rolling… he just stopped coming into the office and has since vanished along with the other principal players from Louisiana. According to Allen Alsbrooks, a local businessman who was brought on to act as a new financing director and even invested his own money into the project, the plans to reopen the park likely over unless Berry magically returns with the funds.
(8/21/18) The former Ghost Town In The Sky will get yet another chance at life. New owners have control of the park and have rebranded it as "GhostTown Adventure Park" and even launched a new website, though there is no information there other than to say it is "under construction". According to another banner going around social media they plan to reopen the Maggie Valley, NC theme park in Late Spring 2019. Hopefully more details will follow soon.
(5/15/18) Would you believe that there is yet another plan to try and bring Ghost Town in the Sky back to life again? According to the local news a new company was formed called Ghost Town Adventures with the intent to reopen the Ghost Town Village area in time for Spring 2019. The new CEO of Ghost Town Adventures is said to have been negotiating the purchase of the site from the previous owner, Alaska Presley, who is actually said to be joining up with the new team to help revive the park again.
Ghost Town In The Sky Maggie Valley, North Carolina