Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley will be closed for the 2015 season, hopefully reopening in 2016. The "Old Western Town" will have gunfights in the street and the Parisian CanCan Dancers on the stage of the Silver Dollar Saloon! The beloved chairlift, some kid's rides and a new restaurant will open. The authentic western town has two saloons, a schoolhouse, a jail and a church. Watch the Can-Can girls perform or head down to the next saloon for live music. The park is undergoing renovations in several sections, and they have spent a half million dollars during the last few years for renovations. Ghost Town's future holds exciting new activities like the new AirWalk which will be a conversion of the existing roller coaster to a harnessed climbable course, extended zip lines and an Appalachian Village to include local entertainment and artisans.
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.
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. It is 14 miles east of Cherokee and 34 miles west of Asheville.