Has Ghost Town in the Sky Closed Forever?

Wednesday, June 18, 2003 2:59 PM
It was recently pointed out to me that Ghost Town did not open this Season. There Website has a small note down at the bottom stating that the Park is Closed.

GTITS's Website:
http://www.ghosttowninthesky.com/

This kind of Leaves a void in the NC Mountains for a Theme Park. The only other one is that little "Tweetsie Railroad" park in Watauga County, which is much more of a Train Museum with a few Rides. Then There's Dollywood, but that is Out of State.
Does anybody Else have any other Info regarding the Closing of the Park?

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"The Mountain Slidewinder. Voted The #1 Non-Rollercoaster Ride in America Amusement Business Magazine, 1991"
*** This post was edited by Dukeis#1 6/18/2003 7:00:50 PM ***

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 4:16 PM
Ghost Town is closed for the season thus so far, so I have heard. They are looking for a buyer of the property, so far the only intrest has come from a company wanting to build rental homes on the site. I heard that Haywood county offered a tax incentive for the owners of the Great Smokey Mountain railroad to buy the park and keep it up and running. So, most likely, uless they find a buyer the park will be closed for good.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 4:38 PM
I was the parking lot of Ghost Town last year and the park did not appear like it had a very promising future - they were selling all the souveniers at extremely cheap prices, the rollercoaster was not in operation {and had not been all season} and neither the chairlift nor the incline railway were in operation {they were shuttling people up a back road}

I sure hope that somebody chooses to buy the park with the intention to keep it alive - give it a couple coasters, a nice new midway, some good food stores and it should do alright

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 7:48 PM
I Hope it finds a New Owner. It was a neat little Place, But was just not Managed Properly.

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"The Mountain Slidewinder. Voted The #1 Non-Rollercoaster Ride in America Amusement Business Magazine, 1991"

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 6:34 AM
I think that this would be a great park for Cedar Fair to get their hands on. They can encorporate theming done at both Cedar Point and Knotts to get the whole country Ghosttown going again with ordering the same souveniers and making the same costumes, and in turn, saving a significant amount of money in the process.
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