“We are anticipating a huge surge of exposure in the next couple months leading up to the opening,” said Hank Woodburn, one of the new owners of Ghost Town. “The excitement in the Valley is really fired up and the community support is tremendous.”
As the park continues to gear up for opening day, major park improvements are being made daily. More than 100 people have been hired so far to renovate, paint and re-furbish the grounds. At the same time rides have been dismantled for repair, sandblasting, and repositioning. The park will be featuring new rides and shows as well as the Ghost Town original favorites that patrons remember fondly.
When Ghost Town re-opens, guests will be able to step back in time and re-live the daily life in this authentic western town. Guests will be able to take a seat again in the Silver Dollar Saloon and enjoy the Can Can dancers perform and perhaps witness a bank robbery and gunfight.
A day at Ghost Town starts in the valley with a chair lift ride, a ride on the incline railway or shuttle bus up to the top of the ridge to an elevation of 4,600 feet.
Bob Cordier, General Manager for Ghost Town, is busy running the crews as well as hiring and training management and getting all systems in place.
Revived attention to Maggie Valley, Haywood County and WNC through Ghost Town’s aggressive local and regional marketing plans will further boost the region as a travel destination. Long-term development plans to the property include the addition of a waterpark, retail outlets, condominiums and potential home sites.