Heaven on Earth

When theme parks get religion

Heaven on Earth illustration by Mark Matcho

PARK

DESCRIPTION

ATTRACTIONS

Holy Land Experience
Orlando, Florida
Opened 2001

A "total immersion" version of Jerusalem during biblical times

- Re-creation of cave where Dead Sea Scrolls were found
- Arabian-themed Oasis Palms Cafe, home of the Goliath Burger

Dinosaur Adventure Land
Pensacola, Florida
Opened 2001

Creationist park "where dinosaurs and the Bible meet!"

- Rides that conclusively prove human-giant reptile coexistence, such as the Longneck Liftasaurus, the Pterodactyl Glide, and the Flingasaurus

 

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Ganga-Dham
Haridwar, India
Scheduled to open in 2007

Hindu mythology theme park on the shores of the Ganges

- Star Tours-type ride starring monkey god Hanuman
- Petting zoo with "puppies, kittens, sheep, rabbits, tortoise, poultry"

City of Revelation
Central Florida
Opening date TBA

Giant biblical theme park with attractions "from Genesis to Revelation"

- Ezekiel's "chariot of fire" ride
- "See an authentic Jewish wedding"
- Re-creation of destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah