New owners hope to bring new life to Ghost Town in Maggie Valley
MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. —
There could soon be new owners for a once popular mountain amusement park. Ghost Town Village in Maggie Valley is in the final stages of being sold.
Ghost Town Adventures, a recently created company, hopes to restore the park to its former glory, with some modern twists. One of the company's executives said they hope to reopen the defunct amusement park next spring.
Ghost Town Village owner Alaska Pressley struggled for years trying to get the park up to code. The park was scheduled to open June 1, 2016, but that didn't happen.
Presley re-branded the park as an Appalachian Village, but eventually closed it for good and put it up for sale in 2016. The park, which has has 250 acres, 40 buildings and plenty of parking, was listed for $5.95 million.