Holy Land Experience

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Basic Information

Address: The Holy Land Experience 4655 Vineland Road Orlando, FL 32811
Phone Number: 1-800-447-7235
Fax Number: 407-367-2073
Director: Mike Everett

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: tuesday to saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Description:

About the Experience

The Holy Land Experience brings together the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way unlike anywhere else.

It is a living, biblical museum that takes you 7000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. Its combination of sights, sounds, and tastes will stimulate your senses and blend together to create a spectacular new experience.

But above all, beyond the fun and excitement, we hope that you will see God and His Word exalted and that you will be encouraged in your search for enduring truth and the ultimate meaning of life.

It's Educational

There are many wonderful things to learn at The Holy Land Experience. From the moment you pass through the gates of our walled city, you will be immersed in ancient Jerusalem. The structures and exhibits characterize the style, architecture, and settings that existed in the Holy Land 2000 years ago. The Garden Tomb, Qumran Dead Sea Caves, Great Temple and Plaza, Jerusalem Model, and Wilderness Tabernacle are all intricately detailed, both inside and out, to provide you with a clearer understanding of their biblical significance.

It's Inspirational

Imagine entering an exact replica of the Garden Tomb where the body of the Lord Jesus Christ was buried. In reverence, you approach the tomb where He emerged victorious over death. Then at the grand entrance to the Temple Plaza, walk under a massive archway and behold the gleaming white stone plaza surrounding you with its thirty Roman columns crowned with gold capitals. All this grandeur majestically frames the imposing Great Temple, the place held in highest reverence among the Jewish people. It is a truly breathtaking representation of the Temple that once stood on hallowed Mount Moriah in 1st century Jerusalem.

It's Theatrical

Our musical team "Century" will recount many of the events that transpired during this pivotal period of human history. Recreations of the ministry of Jesus, stories from the Old Testament, miracles and triumphs, and the story of musical praise through the ages will all move your spirit and emotions in praise to our Lord God.

It's Historical

The history of the Bible comes alive through presentations by our Biblical Archaeologists as they describe the significance of the Garden Tomb, the Qumran Caves, the Great Temple, the layout of the city of Jerusalem, and much more! And The Scriptorium: Center for Biblical Antiquities will take you on an incredible journey through the pages of history to learn how we can have the Bible today in our own language.

All this and more is waiting for you at The Holy Land Experience. Free parking for everyone.

Group Type: All are welcome. We offer activities for all ages.
Disabled Access:

All venues are wheelchair accessible. We do offer deaf translators for small groups.

Program Type:

Dramas
Museums
Lectures
Other activities

Admission/Tickets: Call Group Sales for current group prices: 1-800-447-7235 option 4
Registration: Register with Group Sales: 1-800-447-32811
Food: Refer to our website for current menu: www.holylandexperience.com
Length of Visit: Recomended all day: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Student/Staff Ratio: Based on your school requirements.
Max. Group Number: N/A
Group Requirements: Please, refer to our website under "groups". www.holylandexperience.com
Return Policy: Refer to Group Sales: 1-800-447-7235 Option 4
Exhibits: Refer to our website: www.holylandexperience.com
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: 3 gift shops
Amenities: 3 gift shops 5 restaurants
Reservations Needed: Yes
Directions:

Directions

The Holy Land Experience is located in Orlando, Florida, off Interstate 4, at Exit 78, at the corner of Conroy and Vineland Roads, approximately 15 miles from Disney World, 4 miles from Universal Studios, 10 miles from downtown Orlando and 15 miles from Orlando International Airport. To use an online mapping/direction service, enter the following physical address for The Holy Land Experience:

4655 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32811

From the South and West:
Take I-4 East to Exit 78. Turn left onto Conroy Road, going west. Go to Vineland Road. Turn right, and the entrance to The Holy Land Experience is on the right.

From the North and East:
Take I-4 West to Exit 78. Turn right onto Conroy Road, going west. Go to Vineland Road. Turn right, and the entrance to The Holy Land Experience is on the right.

From the Turnpike:
Take Exit 259 for I-4 East. Take I-4 East to Exit 78. Turn left onto Conroy Road, going west. Go to Vineland Road. Turn right, and the entrance to The Holy Land Experience is on the right.

From the Airport:
Take the Beachline (formerly the Beeline) Expressway 528 West to I-4 East. Take I-4 East to Exit 78. Turn left onto Conroy Road, going west. Go to Vineland Road. Turn right, and the entrance to The Holy Land Experience is on the right.

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Nearby Attractions: Universal Studios Sea World Disney World
Mission Statement:

Mission 

The Mission and Purpose of the Holy Land Experience is to demonstrate the ‘greatest commandments’  of our Lord Jesus Christ as set forth in Matthew 22:37-39, “To love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and “To love your neighbor as yourself” and to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ as set forth in Matthew 28: 19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” HLE accomplishes its mission and purpose in the following manner:

 

HLE is a house of worship.  As a Christian Church, HLE is a gathering place for believers to experience and share in worship, ministry, preaching and teaching in a non-denominational setting.  All are welcome, regardless of who they are, where they come from or how they believe.  HLE draws from the best and greatest preachers, teachers and worship leaders, conducting church services for the general public on a regular basis throughout the week.

 

HLE is a center of enlightenment and of Biblical education. HLE re-creates historically significant Biblical points of interest in Jerusalem and Israel, from an accurate depiction of Herod’s Temple to the Upper Room, the entirety of HLE is to bring the visitor into a place of understanding of Christianity’s historical roots.  Likewise, HLE displays and exhibits one of the world’s largest private collections of authentic, ancient artifacts, manuscripts, Bibles and other archeological archives. With its well educated and knowledgeable pastoral staff  HLE explains, illustrates, demonstrates and interprets the Biblical manuscripts, codices, stone tablets in both their historical context and in terms of their significance in today’s modern world in a thought provoking manner.

 

HLE is a sanctuary of Prayer. One can also easily join in communal prayer through one of HLE’s many services held in various venues throughout the park.  However, if you are looking for a place of quiet and privacy to commune with God, one will discover the quiet gardens, alcoves, other places specifically designated for prayer, meditation and quiet worship.  Likewise, HLE has a staff of ordained ministers who are called for the specific purpose of listening to ones needs and praying for you personally.   

 

HLE is a place of Joy.  Not only does HLE bring the historical Bible to life through its marvelous exhibits and demonstrations, it also brings the wonderful truths of the Bible to life through theatrical reenactments, stage plays and interpretive dramas.  Stories from both the Old Testament and New Testament are performed live every day, telling stories of God’s love with a message of redemption, forgiveness, healing and faith in a fashion that is both entertaining and relevant to today’s modern life.   

 

HLE is the home of Hope.  Jesus Christ came to earth as the living sacrifice to redeem mankind back to God.  Through the HLE presentation of “The Passion”, one clearly sees the love of Jesus Christ for humankind and his ultimate sacrifice on the Cross for the sins of the world.  His Resurrection from the grave reveals him to be our true Savior and his ascent into Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father gives us hope for eternity.

 

Holy Land Experience, a house of worship, a center of  enlightenment, a sanctuary of prayer, a place of joy and the home of hope.

 

Testimonials:

Testimonials

Just a few of the words of encouragement and blessing we have received from our guests…

Arrenia - NY
Thank you for an excellent and spirit filled experience. As a TBN listener, this Holy Land Experience has been heart filled & wonderful!!!

Eva - OH
My first time here and it's the most awesome, beautiful place I've seen!

Larry - FL
Excellent! We love Holy Land Experience!

Gladys - NJ
I had so much fun here more than visiting Disney World!

Joshua & Vemestine -VA
This is our 2nd time here and our souls have been blessed!

Sharon - IL
I loved it! Thank God for a place like this!!!

Larry - WV
I was here 3 years ago and now I see how God has truly blessed TBN and the programs!

Gladys - VA
This is the most beautiful I've ever seen! I enjoyed myself and I will be back!

Lynn - FL
I have had many answered prayers after coming to Holy Land.

Paulette - NY
I absolutely enjoyed the Holy Land Experience! I was blessed at Praise and Worship!

Sylvia - VA
This was well created with gifted artists, musicians, singers and authors!

Martha - FL
Wow! Awesome time in the presence of the Lord!

Mark - FL
I had a wonderful time. I walked to an area where they were praising & worshipping God & the Holy Spirit came upon me!

Tammy - TN
It was Amazing!

Phyllis - VA
I was overwhelmed at the realness of the Spirit in this place. Not to mention the commitment of your staff!

Marcella - NY
Your employees are Awesome and were a huge blessing with our experience today! Give them a raise!!!

Gilbert - FL
Everything is Amazing!

Nadene - NY
I had a wonderful experience at the Holy Land!

Virgie - CA
We love God's work coming out of his workers!

Raymond - NC
This is my 1st visit to Holy Land and it's been a positive and blessed experience.

June - PA
This is my 1st time and everything is Awesome!

Fred - FL
Super experience!

Sudie - GA
Thank you for being here and thank you for the Christian experience!

Yvonne - NY
I loved my experience at the Holy Land! Everyone was friendly and helpful!!

Marsha - MD
I've been very blessed to have experienced this trip!

Jeanette - GA
Love everything that was done. God bless TBN!

Ervin - GA
Very Impressive! Look forward to coming again.

Edith - VA
I have been truly blessed by the welcome we received today!!

Grace - NJ
I praise the Lord that this place was created and used for the Glory of God!!

Eugine - PA
I like it, very nice!

Evangeline - VA
The live performance of the passion was truly a soul searching drama!!

Sue - PA
Communion with Jesus at the Passover table, I love celebrating the remembrance of what Yeshua has done for me.

Gene - PA
Bringing together Christ in all of us!

Delores - FL
Very good show!

Laurie - FL
Very good show!

Linda - AL
This was a great and inspirational experience!

Michael - NJ
My first time to Holy Land Experience! An experience that will allow me to come again!

Guest - GA
I've enjoyed everything that I have seen!

Grandy - GA
Thank you for such a lovely place!

Emily - GA
Enjoyed everything!

Sylvia - SC
Enjoyed my visit here!

Gloria -
Beautiful Holy Land!

Robert - SC
Very meaningful and spiritual! Thanks.

David - GA
Awesome!

Betty - GA
Awesome, Godly and an anointed place!

Daphne - FL
Well organized, clean & tidy environment. All performances were very good!

Ruby - TN
I watch TBN each day and I'm so grateful for TBN. I will tell everyone to come to Holy Land!!

Yvonne - FL
The experience was great!

Solomon & Matilda - AL
This is where my wife wants to come for our Wedding Anniversary. We love you all!

Christine - VA
A beautiful place!

Leroy - NY
God bless you and keep up the good work!

Clarence & Lorraine - VA
I increased in my faith because of the Holy Land Experience!

Warren - VA
Beautiful, excellent and what a blessing!

Florence - VA
I just love all the show about Jesus!

Joycelin - NY
I had a wonderful time here today at Holy Land!

Margaret - NJ
It has been a heartfelt experience!

Jo - NJ
It has been a wonderful experience being here today. It was more than I anticipated!!

Peggy - OH
Such a beautiful place!

Linda - IN
Nice place; looks great.

Erlaine - VA
The park is very nice. The exhibits are beautiful and really take you to biblical times. The Scriptorium is Awesome!!

Valerie - Pensacola, FL

The experience at the Holy Land was an experience that could not be expressed by words. The land is so anointed. Thank you TBN for the Holy Land Experience!!

Phyllis - Biscayne Park, FL

Awesome improvements! Very touched by the improvement of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus!

Curtiss - Farmington Hills, MI

Thanks for such an impactful visit. The shows and drama are packed with powerful messages from God's love, grace & forgiveness!

Yvonne - Princess Anne, MD

The show Forgiven was wonderful! Also the Four Women who Loved Jesus was wonderful too.

Solages - Delray Beach, FL

Good presentation. We loved the crucifixion. This is a good way to proclaim the Gospel! Bravo!

Lola & Arlene -

The Passion was great and beautiful! The Great American Christmas - we enjoyed, very funny.

Pam Wright - Robbinsville, NY

The Holy Land is a powerful and awesome tool to inspire, convict and educate. The Scriptorium was Awesome!

Elaine - Edison, NJ

My experience at Holy Land was educational and spiritually uplifting!!

Wade & Brenda - Monroe, GA

We have both been extremely blessed by all of the presentations & so Thankful!!!

Geraldine - Orlando, FL

The shows were excellent! The "We Shall Behold Him" show was superior and unforgettable!

Ronald - Palm Bay, FL

The Holy Land Experience is one that we will never forget. Your staff and program director were informative and friendly.

Compac -

We had a blessed day today. Our whole family was touched by the overall experience. Thank you.

Shawn - Stockbridge, GA

I really enjoyed the live shows, especially "We Shall Behold Him"!

Shirley - Ellenwood, GA

I enjoyed "We Shall Behold Him" very much, "Communion" and "The Four Women who Loved Jesus". All very much!

Hazel - Birmingham, AL

I enjoyed all the programs very much. It was very inspirational & enlightening! I am proud to be a TBN Partner!

Melinda - Bluffton, SC

Absolutely wonderful experience! Everything was done with Excellence.

Kathleen - Bluffton, SC

Everything is truly Amazing and realistic. The Actors are all excellent and extremely talented.

Juanita - Bronson, FL

Awesome as before!! Everything is top notch and I can see Jan in everything. High quality!

Otis - Dowling Park, FL

The entire day was great! Christmas Legna, Communion, We Shall behold Him, etc… All are great!

Donna - Taylorsville, NC

Enjoyed everything, very meaningful. We will tell people to visit!

Bill & Linda - Chillicothe, OH

This has been a very exhilarating experience. So different from the usual theme parks. Thank you for such a wonderful day!

Stephanie - Philadelphia, PA

The Holy Land Experience is practical, thought provoking and life changing. God Bless you all!

Richard - The Villages, FL

Truly uplifting and spiritual experience. I will return again and recommend to friends!

Prisila - Brooklyn, NY

It was Great! This is a place of God!

Karen - Reston, VA

You all have done such an Amazing job with the entire park. I am especially touch by the actors who love to worship the Lord.

Jay - Vero Beach, FL

Legna performers are Fantastic!

Bobby & Darline - House Springs, MO

Very enjoyable day! The staff deserves praise! It was worth every penny, thanks for being here!

Ruth - Philadelphia, PA

Everything was phenomenal and way more than I could ever hope or imagine a place to be!

Daniella - Miami, FL

I felt very happy! This is the best place I have ever been to. God Bless you!

Yanet - Miami Gardens, FL

Absolutely beautiful! I loved every show, especially the Christmas Legna. Great Job!

Manuel - Miami, FL

We had a wonderful time! We visited with a youth group and really like what you've done with the place. The shows were uplifting and a blessing to the whole group.

Barbara - Lithonia, GA

It was Amazing! Something you never forget!!!!

Clive - Miami, FL

Pleasing to the heart and mind!

Tanisha -Warren, MI

A very spiritual and authentic experience. The reenactments and replica's were pretty amazing, also accurate spiritually.

Juanita - Pensacola, FL

This has been an enjoyable and enlightening experience!

Guest -

Everything was great! Costumes were great also!

Frank & Rachel - Pensacola, FL

We enjoyed every moment, also the "We Shall Behold Him".

Maiselyn - Miramar, FL

I was touched by everything I saw and was blessed!!

Teresa - Huntsville, FL

What an awesome experience! May God continue to bless you Jan & Paul, We love you!

Victor & Juliana - Bronx, NY

The show was very inspiring. The actors/actresses were very good! God Bless All of You!

Jack & Jan - Ocala, FL

What a great day we had! Thank you for presenting the Gospel & Salvation so clearly!!

Yamileth - Hampton bays, NY
I feel lucky to here. I think God is Amazing and He talks through your beautiful dramas.

Corliss - Gainesville, GA

Your show was great, we really enjoyed it!

Anik - Melbourne, FL

You guys are doing a very excellent job in every area! Thank you so much and God bless you! Shalom!

Marilyn - PA

Very uplifting experience! The Passion was so real and moving.

Judy - PA

Today I was moved at the Passion play and the Tabernacle. It was wonderful to hear the Gospel given over and over again. Good work!

Van Dyke - VA

Wonderful Drama's and Bible History! You have done an excellent job!

John & Cathleen - NY

The Holy Land Experience exceeded our expectation.

Dave - FL

A very ,very Great Experience!

Ivylin - Jamaice

My first time here and it has been a wonderful experience.


Pearl - FL

This is my 4th time here and I have been blessed each time!!

Windella - NJ

This was some experience, but there is nothing like accepting Christ!

Juliana - IL

I loved the Angel in Legna play. It was well done!

Clint - GA

I only heard of this as being a truly enjoyable experience, but after being here today. I agree!!


Angela - NY

This is my first time to the Holy Land and I am blessed. It was a pleasant experience.

Randy - IL

I brought my family here 10 or 11 years ago and was determined to return. We were very impressed with the changes that have occurred in that time. We will continue to recommend HLE to everyone!

Uynthia - IA

Very well done and nice singing voices. Thank you!

Deloris - IA

Beyond my wildest expectation!! Wonderful!

Angelica & Juan - Puerto Rico

We were impacted about the Vision that not only is this a place to learn but to receive the presence of God in worship!

April & Bob - AK

Words can't say what I experienced today. Praise Him for His awesome SHALOM!

Paul & Becky - MN

Thank you for all of the wonderful plays depicting Christ!

Imanuel - FL

We loved the theatre and the play was just great!

Debbie - IL

I really enjoyed the productions of Angels and the America play.

Paulette - PA

Wonderful! Awesome! Beautiful!

Bibi & Marco - FL

Was so blessed to come over here!

Guest -

HLE is a place worth visiting!

John - FL

Excellent shows! Great realistic acting!!

Mike & Lola - TN

We come every year to Holy Land Experience. We love what you do to share the Gospel and are never disappointed.


Melanie -

It's God's house!

Susan - NY

The presence of the Lord is here!

Sonya - FL

This was a wonderful experience. I had a wonderful time the actors, all I can say is WOW!

Linda - NY

We came as a family today and were very inspired by all the programs.

Mary Ann -

I have been here twice. It is a beautiful place where I enjoyed a touching and uniquely spiritual experience.

Ann - FL

I love this place and all of the staff is great. I am healed and delivered and I know all my prayers are answered.

Wendy - FL

Coming here was a very moving experience!

Carrie - FL

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

Shawn & Angie - AK

Very lively performances! The Passion, I cried when Jesus was whipped.

Phyllis & Louise -

This was really great, the park is beautiful. Also the actors did a great job!

Dency - MD

Enjoyed every part of the show (Crucifixion). Highly recommend for others. Also keep up the good work!

Ginny - FL

Third time here. I just love it here!

Betty - GA

We enjoyed everything. It was so real, it makes you feel closer to the Lord!

Eileen - NY

I had a great time today! The Passion was very moving and so was the play about forgiveness.

Patricia - NY

I had a wonderful experience here! All the shows were spirit filled. Also all of the hosts were gracious and warm!

Sharon - FL

All friendly and courteous employees!

Sharon M. - FL

I this it is well displayed, very informative!

Mary - WA

This is well put together. The bible brought to life.

Martha - FL

A very interesting inspirational experience. Thanks!

Millie - FL

The visit to the Scriptorium was worth the trip! The staff was helpful and fulfilled their acting roles beautifully.

Lula - FL

Wonderful, Wonderful! Could not have been better, it's a great spiritual experience.

Thomas - NY

I thought that everything was excellently done!!

Arnold & Jeanette - OK

Beautiful grounds and facilities. Presentations were excellent and dramatic.

Barbara - OK

Awed, uplifted and inspired!!

Paul - MA

It's wonderful to be here! Its Amazing! Thank you!

John & Temple

Awesome! Like a day in Heaven with the Lord's presence!

Theresa - MI

This Holy Land has touched my heart so deeply! Wonderful actors and actresses. It was wonderful!

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Facility History:

History

The Holy Land Experience was born in the heart of a Jewish believer named Marvin Rosenthal. In 1989 he came to Orlando, purchased property on the I-4 corridor to world famous theme parks, and began to put his vision to work. God had given him a two-fold purpose: to proclaim the Gospel to as many people as possible; and to help believers have a better understanding of the Judaistic roots out of which Christianity grew. Toward that end, the Holy Land Experience was born. The park opened February 5, 2001. It exceeded every expectation.

The next major event was the opening of the Scriptorium on August 17, 2002. It features the Van Kampen Collection of Biblically related artifacts. It is the fourth largest assembly of such rare items in the world. Some pieces are over 4,000 years old. Ancient scrolls, manuscripts, and early printed editions of the Bible make the Scriptorium a vital part in accomplishing the goal and purpose of the Holy Land Experience.

As time passed, a declining economy and inability to advertise nationwide caused the Board of Directors to consider selling or closing the facility. Trininty Broadcasting Network (TBN), was looking for property to build a broadcasting studio in Central Florida. When they heard of the circumstances, they contacted the Holy Land Experience about purchasing the property. It was a perfect fit, for the goals of both ministries were so similar. In June, 2007 TBN purchased the Holy Land Experience. Under the direction of Dr. Paul and Jan Crouch, the park began to flourish. Beautiful gardens and landscaping, statues, and a host of additions brought the park to life. New dramas and musicals were developed with an emphasis on presenting the saving power of our Lord Jesus Christ. The current chapter of the history of the ministry is the addition of the Church of All Nations, a magnificent 2,000 seat auditorium. It will enable us to expand our production of dramas and presentations.

God truly is blessing the Holy Land Experience, and now you can become a part of that history by visiting us and be a part of this most unusual means of proclaiming the Good News. To the glory of God, the story, and the history, continues.