enough with the jokes. Letís move on. The next obstacle
you encounter is a wooded maze as shown above. Each of
the slats sits in grooves cut into the wooden frame and
move from left to right. There are four sets of slats
to navigate. Only the smallest of children can navigate
through this without moving the slats. Once through the
maze, you walk past the wheel house and out onto the deck
where you meet Noah on the right hand side. His arm moves
on the shipís wheel.
past Noah and onto the front deck of the Ark. Turn left
after leaving Noah and walk around the deck of the boat
toward the rear. From this vantage point you can see the
whale on the right hand side; this houses a staircase
as shown later and has the same atomized water we seen
in the mist tunnels coming out of its vent. Walk to the
end of this path and you reach the back of the Ark.
left again and walk down the eight stairs into the bowels
of the ride. But first, read this warning. Think you should
turn back now? Go down the stairs, and on the right, you
see the next stunt: the shipís table. The table moves
up and down with the rocking motion of the ark, originally
thought to be powered of the same mechanism that enables
the Ark to rock. It has since come to light from the original
Le Roy Raymond patent that the table is in fact static
and fixed to the base of the tray of water the Ark sits
on. Itís a very effective stunt as it lifts up and down
constantly with the mechanism. Walking past the table,
the next stunt you come across is the rear of a pig.
check out these drawings. This is scary? Walk straight
past the rear of the pig then left into a passageway.
And at the end of this passage turn right. Note the speaker
on the wall.
again then left then you come out at a blue slanted wall
which is the front of the boatís hull. At this point you
need to lean on the hull and slide yourself across the
passageway. Turn left after sliding across the boats hull
and back into the room you just left but on the opposite
side. Youíll also find a model of the Ark complete with
rocking mechanism. What many people donít notice about
is that a seagull has a nest in the Arkís chimney. When
the Ark rocks, the seagull and nest pop up.