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UPDATE: June 21, 2014
Ghost Town In the Sky to open 4th of July Weekend

MAGGIE VALLEY, NC -- Ghost Town In the Sky opening has been reset for 4th of July weekend due to a rock removal problem to get water lines working.

Ghost Town In the Sky reopens June 20th, 2014

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Ghost Town in the Sky has been renovated and will reopen for the 2014 Summer season.
Image courtesy of Photographs by Steve.

MAGGIE VALLEY, NC — An all-time favorite family amusement park will reopen on June 20, 2014. Ghost Town in the Sky, located in Maggie Valley, NC, has renovated its theme park and upgraded its sky lift that takes visitors on a scenic 20 minute 3,370 foot long mountain climb to 4,600 feet above sea level.

The park will feature action-packed cowboy gunfights, can-can dancing, rebuilt kiddie rides, updated shooting galleries, walking trails, newly added bounce house, stage coach and picnic area, hand tossed pizza parlor, hand scooped ice cream parlor and hourly rotating live music.

The four level park also features an old west historical museum, updated gift shop, refurbished kiddie rides and train ride, two old west saloons, a schoolhouse, bank, jail, and a church. Thrill-seeking visitors will enjoy flying high on 3 reinstalled, tested, and inspected zip lines measuring from 190 feet to 480 feet in length. A new paintball course is expected to be completed in July.

Ghost Town In The Sky, a popular western theme park located on Buck Mountain in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, has entertained millions of guests since opening to the public in May of 1961. In 2012, one of the original investors, Alaska Presley, purchased the park and continues to add, update, repair and repurpose the buildings, rides, trails, restaurants, games and other attractions for the enjoyment of current and future generations of visitors.

The seasonal park is open from June through October, weather permitting, and hours of operation are from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Friday through Monday. Chairlift admission (transportation fee) is $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 3-11, and free for children under 3. Bus ride admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 3-11, and free for children under 3. For more information and follow the latest developments, please visit or call (828) 926-1130.

Maggie Valley borders the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. It is accessible from Knoxville by taking Hwy 441 (Newfound Gap Rd) from Gatlinburg, TN to Cherokee, NC. It is a short 20 minute drive from Cherokee to Maggie Valley over Soco Mountain. Vacationers can book accommodations in Maggie Valley at

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Published June 14, 2014

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