Holy Land park in Orlando attracts mixed impressions

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:19 PM | Contributed by rollergator

Orlando's Holy Land Experience attempts to bring the Bible to life. Some tourists find it "scary" while others believe it's respectful to Christianity.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 2:13 PM
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Funny to note that driving down I-4, every single lightbulb in/around the place is...lily white. Oh, and this place seem to be expanding FAST under the new ownership...


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3:02 PM

"...others believe it's respectful to Christianity."

More importantly, is it respectful to The Beast? ;)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3:14 PM
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I think we should yank Invy across the pond and dump him off at Holy Land.


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3:39 PM
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In some regards, meeting up with Invy @ BPPB is a trip to the Holy Land.... ;)

Also of note: It is ~15 mins. drive time from HLE to Universal, 20 to Sea World...and only about 10-15 more to reach the Mouse House (here I am preaching to the proverbial choir about how great Orlando is)....sacrilege! :)


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 4:55 PM
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When is Gay day? ;-)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 5:20 PM

^ boo you meet me to it haha.

I thought it was an Onion article originally when I saw the "twice-daily simulated crucifixions" line.

There really is nothing too insane for religious people I guess.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:33 PM
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Anyone want to be my hand-holding, no strings attached boyfriend for a day during a visit to Holy Land? That seriously sounds like amazing fun.


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:39 PM

Seems like the folks at Hard Rock/ Freestyle could have learned a few things from them. LK, they'll probably allow you and your NSABF at Holy Land the same time they allow tent revivals and group baptisms during Gay Pride parades.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:41 PM
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LostKause said:
Anyone want to be my hand-holding, no strings attached boyfriend for a day during a visit to Holy Land? That seriously sounds like amazing fun.

I'll assume the duty...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:45 AM

Looks like Jerry will be your friend. ;)


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:55 AM

rollergator said:
In some regards, meeting up with Invy @ BPPB is a trip to the Holy Land.... ;)

Also known as Invy's AwesomeLand ;) Of course it's the company I keep at the park that makes it so special :)

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:22 AM

Here is video link to Youtube of the crucifixion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGEaqS-mOfg

Pretty graphic. If you haven't seen the Bill Mayhers movie I highly recommend checking it out.


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:57 AM
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So I'm the only person that thought “Celebrate Jesus — Karaoke” is the scariest attraction ever? Of course, I think “<Insert anything here> — Karaoke”would be scary anyway.

Last edited by Frantic Ferret, Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 PM
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:54 PM

Anyonewant to be my hand-holding, no strings attached boyfriend for a dayduring a visit to Holy Land? That seriously sounds like amazing fun.

This is the second time in a week or two I've seen this type of posting for a religious-based project. While I understand the urge to "stick-it" to those you percieve as your enemy. What do you think would happen? My guess is nothing. My guess is you would be treated like any other guest. My guess is you would not be the first to have done so much at this park.

On an aside, as someone raised as a conservative Muslim you cannot imagine what we are taught about homsexuality. The intolerance was a big part of me leaving (mostly) Islam. I wonder, if some of you that seem so gleeful to agitate Christians would be so bold as to do the same at Six Flag's Muslim day...for example? Or maybe try the same in front of your local Mosque...?

I just don't understand the mentality of agitating for agitations sake. I would say the same if Christian's/Muslim's showed up to a gay event with the intent purpose to agitate.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:15 PM
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Because it's fun... I don't ask that you understand it... Nor seek approval...

If I wanted to make a "Serious political statement" we'd schedule a protest or a rally, or god forbid - write a letter.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:46 PM

Or start a petition! ;)


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:48 PM
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With flamboyant pink plexi-glass clipboards and pens with fuzzy heads on them.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:52 PM
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I just don't understand the mentality of agitating for agitations sake.

I just fell out in the floor laughing so hard.


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:54 PM
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I wonder how he'd fair in a high stakes bingo game if I kept screaming a false bingo every other ball... Nervous breakdown?

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