In the months leading up to the opening of the Ark Encounter on July 7, 2016, we are starting a series of blog posts that will take you on a sneak peek tour of the park. Of course, we won’t show you everything in this series, and there is simply no way a handful of images can replace the thrill of experiencing in person the Ark and all of its dynamic exhibits and features. So be sure to order your tickets soon to secure your spot during the first 40 Days and 40 Nights.
Visitors will enter the property where most attractions begin—the parking lot. To prepare this expansive space, approximately one million cubic yards of dirt had to be leveled, creating room for approximately 4,000 parking spots.
After parking, guests will move to the outpost to have their tickets scanned before boarding a bus that will carry them across the scenic mile-long road to the Ark.