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As in the past, patrons will be entering and exiting the site off of both Highway 41 and 145th Street via Highway 169. Patrons that arrive before 3:00 p.m. will be encouraged to use both entrances. Highway 41 will become “Exit Only” beginning at 3:00 each Festival day.
In addition to our original gate (the King’s Gate), we created a second gate (the Queen’s Gate) during our 2012 season with areas to park near the Gate. In 2013, we expanded the available parking servicing the Queen Gate. Prior to this season, we have again significantly expanded the available area to park in the Queen’s Gate side of the site. In addition to hiring a larger Parking Crew and preparing the surface for parking, we have spent considerable time and money developing an enhanced parking “infrastructure” including wider and additional roads, designated numbered “lots” in the Queen’s Gate area, designated specialized lots as well as color coded General Patron lots in the area serviced by the King’s Gate, additional signage, and more busses with dedicated routes. Our goal is to provide an enhanced parking experience.
In 2014, the majority of patron parking will be in the area serviced by the Queen’s Gate. Handicap Parking, Handicap Overflow Parking, and aDrop-Off Area will be located in the King’s Gate parking area in close proximity to the King’s Gate. In addition to the above mentioned specialized parking areas, we also have spaces for “general patron” parking in the King’s Gate lots.
In addition, we have increased the number of shuttle buses in the lots, if you do not want to walk, you will be able to take a shuttle bus to one of the main gates.