Portland based photographer Daniel Cronin made a pilgrimage across the country to Orlando, Florida and beheld the glory that is The Holy Land Experience theme park, and he discovered a religious theme park is an extremely amusing place after all!
The Holy Land Experience is fully of kitschy biblical experiences, like watching Jesus “walk on water”, and plenty of horrifying experiences too, like witnessing the crucifixion all up close and personal-like.
The one thing THLE is lacking, however, is rides, because who needs rides when the whole park is such a moving experience?!
THLE is run as a non-profit by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which was co-founded by Tammy Faye Bakker and is now run by equally cheesy "religious personality" Jan Crouch.
Jan couldn't help but put a cardboard cutout of herself in the park, standing right next to Jesus, because modesty is clearly one of her strong suits.
Daniel's photographic journey through this horrifyingly tacky theme park is shot in a very tongue-in-cheek manner, which seems like a natural way to shoot the park, because how can anyone take this place seriously?