The Forbidden Fortress (also called The Forbidden Mountain) was the location of Maleficent's true childhood home. The Forbidden Fortress is located on the Isle of the Doomed.
The Gargoyles guard a bridge, once awakened they and ask multiple question which when answered cause the bridge to grow. Carlos was asked what his mother loves (furs)
Wall of Thorns
The thorns are another detourent, Jay fortunately had brought a machete, two silver knives and a can of bug sprat. gave the bug spray to Carlos and the knives to Mal and Evie. Jay proceeded to hack a path while Evie and Mal slashed at branches of thorns