While the park does not have the thrilling roller coasters with zoo full of animals that other parks do, there is plenty to keep visitors busy. Featuring live stage shows and theater productions, The Holy Land Experience offers many ways to showcase the most meaningful and touching parts of the Bible. Educational and inspiring, it’s easy to visit in a single day.
What is the Holy Land Experience?
Styled to look like Jerusalem during bible times, the park opened in 2001 to help spread the gospel of Christianity. A non-profit organization, the park sells admission tickets and accepts donations to help cover costs. It is part museum and church as well as an amusement park that helps people envision the look and feeling of Jerusalem. Classic bible stories come to life on the stage and at recreations of famous locations all around the park. Recreations of the Grand Temple and bible era Jerusalem are done in painstaking detail to help transport you to the time of Jesus and his contemporaries.
Visitors can see real antiquities from biblical times, see live re-enactments of portions of the Bible, and attend tapings of religious themed television shows that air on the Trinity Broadcasting Group channel. The park also conducts regular Sunday sermons and bible studies so devout visitors from out of town do not have to miss regular church attendance.
Can Kids Enjoy the Park?
All the sitting still for stage shows can be hard on kids. For younger family members, the “Smile of a Child” land has plenty of room to burn off excess energy and excitement. There’s a rock-climbing wall, mini golf course and special theater with child sized productions.
Where is the Holy Land Experience Located?
The Holy Land Experience is easy to spot and find from I-4 thanks to its prime location along the highway. It sits across from the Mall at Millenia off the Conroy Road exit, and the Church of All Nations amphitheater is placed so drivers can see it as they pass.
One big benefit in comparison to all the other parks? Free parking!