KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Maggie Valley's Ghost Town in the Sky is set to reopen this Friday.
Ghost Town opened in the 1960s and was a popular attraction. The only way to reach it is by incline train, chair lift or shuttle bus. But as the attraction aged, its owners experienced a chairlift malfunction, ride shut downs by state inspectors and a massive mudslide.
The property fell into bankruptcy and was sold at auction. In 2012, a new owner purchased the property and has been renovating the theme park and upgrading properties.
The park officially opened last year. This year, the park is offering new Western-themed shows in addition to rebuilt kiddie rides, added zip lines and new restaurants on site. A North Carolina state inspector has given the okay for the attraction to reopen this season.
The park is open from June through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. four days a week starting Friday through Monday.
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