Latest Ghost Town suitor eyes May 2006 opening

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:38 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The owner of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad has teamed up with a venture capitalist and an amusement operator to strike a deal to buy Ghost Town and get it back in operation. Ghost Town, a mountaintop amusement park in Maggie Valley that once attracted hordes of visitors to Western North Carolina, has been closed for three years to the detriment of the tourism industry. During those three years, at least four candidates have expressed interest in the park and its 250 acres of prime real estate on a plateau above Maggie Valley.

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