Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley reopened partially in 2014 - not sure of plans for 2015. The park is undergoing renovations. The"Old Western Town" again has gunfights in the street and the Parisian CanCan Dancers on the stage of the Silver Dollar Saloon!
This mountaintop theme park was wildly popular in in the 70s and 80s. It opened in 1961 and closed in 2002, followed by a series of owners that have opened parts of the park for short times. The Park was sold and reopened in 2007, but closed at the end of the 2009 season. Alaska Presley, one of the original investors, purchased the park in the spring of 2012 and started opening the park in various phases.
In the future, the current owner plans to add a "Holy Land," built on the highest elevated-portion of the mountain and will be a replica of Jerusalem’s Holy Land.
Ghost Town is famous for its Wild-West theme, live-action shows and beautiful setting on top of Buck Mountain, which is elevated over 4,000 feet. The park is nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and is 4 miles east of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Milepost 255 in Maggie Valley. Maggie Valley is 14 miles east of Cherokee and 34 miles west of Asheville.