Ghost Town in the Sky sold at auction

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 9:17 AM | Contributed by Gromithere

Alaska Presley bid $1.5 million for the 288-acre mountaintop Ghost Town in The Sky property at auction Friday on the steps of the Haywood County Courthouse, said Mark Clasby, executive director of the county Economic Development Commission. She will become the owner if no higher bids are made in the foreclosure auction. Presley earlier bought debts owed on the property and is using the foreclosure process to gain control of Ghost Town.

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Monday, February 13, 2012 11:17 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I've had many missed opportunities to visit this park. I didn't think anyone would actually try to reopen this park again. I've always passed up on opportunities to visit because the coaster wasn't running. This time, if it is open this June when I'm in the area, I will visit even if the coaster isn't running.


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Monday, February 13, 2012 12:05 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

I wonder if they got the issues with the trains fixed on the coaster? I know they were working hard on getting the issues it had worked out and I thought I heard they were ready to open the coaster just before the landslide happened.

I hope it gets opened, another park within 2 hours drive for me? Heck yeah.


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Monday, February 13, 2012 1:42 PM
rollergator's avatar

IIRC, there was a problem with the seat-mounts (welds vs. bolts, something like that). Sweet-looking ride, though...

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Monday, February 13, 2012 2:33 PM
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rollergator said:
Sweet-looking ride, though...

Yes. Yes, it is. :)


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Monday, February 13, 2012 3:15 PM
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If I recall correctly, a seat or seats fell off, or just the welds were cracked badly? I remember someone from the company used to post on Tommy's site and talked about it, but that was several years ago.


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Monday, February 13, 2012 5:52 PM
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I never heard of a seat coming off, just cracks. I think the coaster ran about two or three days then they found the cracks.

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Monday, February 13, 2012 7:53 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I was under the impression it only ran 1 day. Though I could be wrong about that. My friend was there the day it opened and he didn't even know it was going to be running.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:45 PM
Gromithere's avatar

http://www.facebook.com/groups/gtinthesky/

Great Facebook group for anyone who wants to follow up with what is going on with the park progress.

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