Despite conflicting messages, Ghost Town owner targets mid-June opening


    Ghost Town Village on May 19, 2016. The owner of the park, Alaska Presley, says she'll have it open by mid-June. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. -- The owner of Ghost Town Village in Maggie Valley says she'll have the park open by mid-June.

    There's been confusion since Ghost Town's website reports a June 1 opening and social media chatter about it not opening at all this year.

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    Alaska Presley takes responsibility for the confusion.

    She says the reason for the delay is getting an engineer to inspect 17 concrete bases to the chairlift towers.

    "The factory man called me this morning and he assured me that they could get the chairlift...that's been the mainstay...and he assured me that they could get the chairlift open," Presley said.

    She added that two core drilling tests have cleared two of the foundations. She believes the remaining 15 can be done and approval secured from the North Carolina Department of Labor in time for a June 15 opening, perhaps a few days later if problems arise.

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    Presley says due to her age and health, she'll consider selling Ghost Town, but only after getting it open this season.

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