Faithful Flock to Jesus Theme Park

Visitors can pose for 'walking on water' photo
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2010 8:26 AM CDT
An actor portraying a Roman soldier poses for a photo while visitors watch at the Holy Land Experience, a Christian-themed attraction in Orlando, Fla., Friday, July 13, 2007.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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(Newser) – Christians seeking a more hands-on religious experience would do well to check out the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, ABC News reports. The park, which has been open for 10 years but was recently bought by Trinity Broadcasting—the largest Christian broadcaster—features interactive New Testament attractions that border on the sacrilegious, or the absurd.

An actor portraying Jesus is whipped and made to bear his cross by Roman soldiers twice a day—at noon and 5pm—in the park's "Passion" re-enactment. There are also 10 daily re-creations of the Last Supper. Kids can walk into a whale's mouth and see Jonah, or, most incredibly, pose for a photo that shows them walking on water with Jesus.

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