Orlando, Florida: The Holy Land Experience
"Visit Jerusalem in Orlando!" proclaim promos for this 15-acre replica land of the Bible. Costumed historical interpreters, New Testament landmarks. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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The attraction that was once in Gatlinburg is finding a new home in Orlando at the Holy Land Experience theme park. The marble face of Jesus is already on display outside the main gate of the park and the new attraction containing the wax figures from Gatlinburg is due to open before the end of the year inside the park.[Larry Haley, 09/24/2010]
Note that the Christ in the Smokies Museum in Gatlinburg is staying in Gatlinburg. But the exhibits from the old Christus Gardens are being moved to The New Holy Land Experience in Orlando. Makes sense, since Trinity Broadcast Network (which owns the Holy Land Experience) bought the old Christus Gardens exhibits.
Orlando, FL's controversial Christian theme park plans to expand and create a Scriptorium, which will house the world's largest assemblage of rare and sacred Biblical artifacts. Expect the collection, which already has HLE critics complaining, to open in 2002.... [08/19/2001] Complete News Story
The Holy Land Experience, the 15-acre park theme park that opened earlier this year in south Orlando, will have to pay property taxes just like any other tourist attraction. The Orange County Property Appraiser's Office has denied a request from the operators of the Christian theme park, who said they deserved exemption as a religious and educational institution.... [07/07/2001] Complete News Story
According to The Wall Street Journal, the new Holy Land Experience theme park has benefitted greatly from the controversy surrounding the Orlando, FL park's opening in February. According to founder, Rev.... [03/11/2001] Complete News Story