Ghost Town's sole bidder hopes to bring back the amusement park for her community

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Alaska Presley is the only person who bid on the property at auction, offered $2.5 million for the property and its equipment. Competing buyers can file an upset bid for 10 days. Presley is now counting down the days until Feb. 20 to see if anyone places a counterbid. Presley, 88, hopes to leave a functioning and profitable Ghost Town as her legacy to Maggie Valley.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:22 PM
janfrederick's avatar

A park in a place with a person's name is now owned by a person named after a place.


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:11 PM

I'm not sure that I consider zip lines high tech...but I hope it works out for her and that community. It just seems like such an uphill (pun intended) battle. If parks cannot make it in Houston, New Orleans, Myrtle Beach, etc...Maggie Valley would sure be an upset success story.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:56 PM
LostKause's avatar

Ziplines are a dime a dozen in the Smokies.


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Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:07 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

Parks can make it in those three locations. Unless your company is poorly run, ready for bankruptcy,or your park gets hit bu a hurricane and destroyed.


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Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:37 PM
James Whitmore's avatar

Holiday World does OK for being in the middle of nowhere. Good luck Presley.


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Friday, February 17, 2012 4:13 PM

Ghost Town is on the wrong side of the national park.

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Friday, February 17, 2012 6:39 PM

Tekwardo said:
Parks can make it in those three locations. Unless your company is poorly run, ready for bankruptcy,or your park gets hit bu a hurricane and destroyed.

Such as Astroworld, Hard Rock & Jazzland (SFNO AKA SFUW (Under water)). LOL


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Friday, February 17, 2012 11:27 PM

88 years old. God bless her! Sounds like a spunky lady though.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:08 AM

That's the best part Rathergoodbear. I wish her the best as well. Gotta make it a point to.visit.

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Monday, February 20, 2012 8:44 PM

Speaking of Myrtle Beach...Kenny Powers was back last night! There was some decent park footage with him and the X more drunk than a guy punching a security guard at DCA. :)

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