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This Abandoned Place In North Carolina Is About To Change Dramatically

A few months ago I wrote about Ghost Town in the Sky, an old, abandoned theme park in North Carolina that survived years of decay, openings, and closings.

Ghost Town opened at a striking elevation of 4,600 ft. and branded itself a Wild West theme park. Now, the amusement park is changing its name and concept.

The new Ghost Town is becoming an Appalachian Village. Owner, Alaska Presley, told Fox8 they can’t compete with amusement parks like Dollywood. Instead, they’re inventing their own concept.

(Dollywood Above)

The bottom level will be a place to purchase your favorite country finds, like jams, jellies, and even some souvenirs. The next level will be the ‘Moonshine Holler,’ a country wonderland filled with rides, amusement, and your usual fair flare.

On the third level is where you can really take part in the action. You’ll be greeted with a wide range of options like a theatre, restaurant, and plenty of shows to ring in the Appalachian spirit.

What do you think of this dramatic makeover? Do you think it will work, or think they should’ve stuck to the original concept? Tell us in the comments!

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com