The Holy Land Experience is a themed exhibit and a museum located in Orlando, Florida that is meant to replicate the architecture and themes of 1st century Israel. The attraction is targeted at Christians. Marvin Rosenthal, a Jewish born Baptist minister, founded both the Holy Land Experience and Zion’s Hope, which funded the park’s construction.
The park entrance guarded by Roman soldiers with weapons, armor and helmets. The park has recreated the palace of Herod, the famous Via Dolorosa – Way of the Cross of Christ, his tomb. Visitors are invited to watch a spectacular show with fireworks and laser effects, which begins to the sound of Hebrew prayers, and ends with scenes of the Nativity. Recently, in a theme park Holy Land Experience, visitors can also view a mock crucifixion of Christ.