Has Ghost Town found its heroine? Maggie Valley resident hopes to revive amusement park

Smoky Mountain News has the story on Ghost Town’s possible rebirth:

Tears gathered in Alaska Presley’s eyes as she moved one step closer to attaining a Maggie Valley icon that has remained close to her heart but out of her possession for more than 50 years.

Surrounded by supporters, former Ghost Town employees and her lawyer, Presley, a longtime Maggie Valley resident, listened as a foreclosure attorney dryly recited the property boundaries of Ghost Town in the Sky, a once-popular amusement park in Maggie Valley. Presley was one of about 20 people who attended the public auction of Ghost Town on Feb. 10 outside the Haywood County Courthouse.

She is the only person who bid on the property at auction, offered $2.5 million for the property and its equipment. …

Presley, 88, hopes to leave a functioning and profitable Ghost Town as her legacy to Maggie Valley. …


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