There are plenty of ways to beat the lines at amusement parks these days, though they mostly involve paying out the nose for fast-passes and VIP packages. Of course, beating the crowds would never be a problem if you had your own theme park. Think that's out of the question? Think again, because a huge wild west-themed park in North Carolina just hit the market for a cool $6 million.
The only catch? It may be cursed.
Although most of us may be focused on finding the funds to secure our first homes, it's never too early to consider your theme park portfolio. Or at least that's what we're telling ourselves after scoping out the Ghost Town in the Sky park 150 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina, which just went on sale for a little under $6 million. The shuttered 60-year-old attraction, located on the top of a mountain in Maggie Valley, was expected to re-open earlier this Spring, but instead its owners decided to sell.
The 230-acre site, modeled after an old Wild West ghost town and decked out with 40 buildings, rides and roller coasters, was a wildly popular destination in the area for decades, attracting up to 400,000 visitors per year at its height according to the Charlotte Observer. It's also had its fair share of mishaps and financial issues, though, and has opened and closed several times, helping contribute to its alleged "cursed" reputation.