"Wake up kids! We're at literally the last place you wanted to go this summer!"
However, Guyot overestimated how much Americans get worked up over peasants pushing wheelbarrows and stoneworking demonstrations as compared to their European counterparts. After breaking ground in 2009, not even 10 percent of the expected visitors bothered to show up, which led to a drastic mark-up in ticket prices and the site manager returning home to France for "personal reasons." And thus, the workers and other staff gradually scattered and left to take the skills they had learned and seek their fortune elsewhere. Fortunately, there are plenty of places in Arkansas where you can live like a Medieval peasant.
The "Ye Olde Meth Dealer" kiosk was a surprise hit when it opened behind the Little Rock Greyhound station.
So what happened to the Ozark Fortress? It's still there, and while it's not as impressive as advertised, it is doing a decent impression of what a Medieval keep would look like after being blown up by the aliens from Independence Day.