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Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:48 am
by screaminkid2005
^ Or a 250ft star flyer! :)

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:29 am
by viking86
cfc wrote:They should install an S&S Shot Tower on the cross and call it "The Rapture." ;)


And set it to maximum power and have it fly off the top RCT-style for a true rapture-experience! ;)

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:34 pm
by DollyWould
If this place isn't going to be restored/updated to a better version of the original Ghost Town, it just needs to be put out of it's misery. Sorry, combining religion/spirituality with an amusement park (to this degree) is not going to be a good mix for a solid business plan. Ms. Presley would be better off to save her money & get out.

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:42 am
by cfc
Maybe Sally can come up with a "Save the Sinner" shooting dark ride for them: "Find the sinner, then blast them with the Holy Spirit with your Crucifix Gun!"

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Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 10:40 pm
by gromithere
I don't fully know why, but for some reason I have been intrigued with the drama around this park for about the last ten years. Just curious if anyone else has recently followed the struggles this park has had?

The most recent plans for the park were to rebrand it as "Ghost Town Village." There seemed to be conflicting reports as to whether there would still be ANY rides.

This morning, I saw a facebook post from the park saying that they would not be open this year, but that post has since been removed. Anyone have any insight?

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:35 am
by DirkFunk
gromithere wrote:I don't fully know why, but for some reason I have been intrigued with the drama around this park for about the last ten years. Just curious if anyone else has recently followed the struggles this park has had?

The most recent plans for the park were to rebrand it as "Ghost Town Village." There seemed to be conflicting reports as to whether there would still be ANY rides.

This morning, I saw a facebook post from the park saying that they would not be open this year, but that post has since been removed. Anyone have any insight?


The place is run by a 90+ year old woman who's wealth was obtained probably with the death of her actually successful husband umpteen years ago. Assuming the best case scenario where Alaska Presley takes excellent care of herself, she's probably still dealing with diminished mental faculties and I legitimately doubt she has any insight herself.

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:45 am
by Wily J
Here's a link to their new website: http://www.ghosttownvillage.com/home.html

Says they are opening June 1st.

Looks like it'll be the chair-lift ride; 3 zip lines; a 'county fair' level with carnival rides; and the 'village' which looks to be part old west town and part flea market.

No mention of the coaster or any religious make-over.

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:50 am
by coasterbill
Here's a story from a few days ago saying June 15th. The website says June 1st and as has been mentioned, yesterday there was a post that has since been deleted saying it wouldn't open at all. I saw the post too.

If I were a betting man I'd bet on the last option. There's no way in hell this place will open this year.

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:13 am
by Wily J
^ I'm guessing you're right- they don't seem to have their act together, do they?

Oh well, while I root for small, independent parks to succeed, this one might be FUBAR.

Re: Ghost Town In The Sky Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:38 pm
by SFOG1991
I visited the park after it's big revival in the mid 2000s and had an absolutely amazing experience. Obviously with the thrill rides gone this experience is diminished to some extent, but the chair lift and property alone are worth the visit. I really wish they had success with that reopening because it was a fun and super unique classic park.