Ghost Town In The Sky

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Ghost Town chairlift

This is a struggling theme park on top of a hill. It closed a few years ago and some investors are trying to reopen it. The rollercoaster still hasn't reopened, which was the main reason I went, and a few other rides were also closed. This old west theme park actually lets kids run around with cap guns and shoot at each other. To get to the park you take the chairlift, or the incline railway that still hasn't reopened. Ironically, neither stops completely at  the top, so you have to take a bus the last 50 feet up, which must cost them quite a bit of money they don't really have. Not only that, if you take the amount of money it's costing them to rebuild the Red Devil now Cliffhanger rollercoaster, and take the money they are losing from their star attraction being closed, and add them together, it's probably enough money to tear the old coaster down and build a new one. Forgive me, but my twenty years in the theme park industry, as well as it being a lifelong hobby, will cause some unusual insights in my blogs. The park offers great views from the top. This was also the first time I ever rode a Paratrooper. Right after that I zipped to Santa's Land but it had already closed.

 

 

 

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Ghost Town chairlift
Ghost Town chairlift
A photo of me across the street fr…
A photo of me across the street f…
The worlds only double incline, b…
The world's only double incline, …
When you sit on a chairlift, you c…
When you sit on a chairlift, you …
You still had to take a bus the re…
You still had to take a bus the r…
A stage coach
A stage coach
The Cliffhanger, any day now...
The Cliffhanger, any day now...
Main street Ghost Town
Main street Ghost Town
This was the view from the top
This was the view from the top
My car is on the top left
My car is on the top left
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photo by: jennjeff1