Two in one

Two in one: in the parks to have fun and pray at the same time

Worldwide theme parks are very popular with people. In addition to the famous “Disneyland”, there are many places of entertainment, landscape, historical, paleontological, Zoological, and even theme parks with a variety of concepts. A separate niche is occupied by parks with the so-called religious, pious component. Such places of fun, too diverse, with some religious themes is hardly traceable and rather conventional, others to join the faith in an entertaining format. Built and parks with a serious approach – that there come to visit the temples, churches, walk and enter into deep meditation.

Russia. The new vacation spot is called the “Park of world religions”. It will bring together a huge number of objects. In the educational area of the Park will be built a Church, a synagogue, a mosque and a Buddhist temple, and Museum of the history of religions and the Museum of the great Victory, 3D planetarium, and exhibition halls. In the leisure zone there will be a children’s Playground, sports grounds, cinema and a concert hall. In the commercial zone will house hotels, restaurants, bookstores and souvenir shops. Exactly where will be built a Park, is still unknown. The government of the Moscow region is looking for a suitable site, and territoryoccupied big, according to some – about 250 hectares.

The future of “the Park of national unity and reconciliation” in the suburbs.

USA. Park of five religions in Los Angeles. A place for relaxation and meditation, which is often called “a small model of heaven”. On its territory there are natural Shrine lake with swans, ducks and Japanese koi, gardens with unique plants, a temple, a Playground with five granite slabs, symbolizing the world’s religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.

Park The Holy Land Experience (“Experience of the Holy Land”), Florida, USA. Theme Park-presentation located in the city of Orlando, dedicated to the history of Christianity. It is, in fact, a “religious Disneyland”. The Park recreates the Palace of Herod, the way of the cross of Christ, his tomb, gates of Jerusalem, the city market. Visitors are to put on a show and plays on biblical themes, one of the most impressive spectacles – re-enactment of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In some scenes (for example, in “the last supper”), you can even participate. In addition, the Park is the so-called “Scriptorium” – the building where the collection of old Bibles and other interesting exhibits. The owners of the Park – the company Trinity Broadcasting Network – also plan to build on its territory of a film Studio to make films with religious themes.

Park The Holy Land Experience, Florida, USA.

Park Holy Land in Connecticut, USA. Christian theme Park built in the late 1950-ies. Owner John Greco built in the Park miniature Bethlehem and the garden of Eden, has created many other sculptures. For about 15 years it was the most popular entertainment and educational Park in the region. In the mid-1980s, the owner died, the Park was closed for reconstruction, but so never and has not opened for visitors. The Park was looted of almost all the buildings in ruins, and it is now completely abandoned.

Park Holy Land in Connecticut, USA.

Park Holy Land in Connecticut, USA.

Park Holy Land in Connecticut, USA.

Park Tierra Santa (Holy Land) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Another religious theme Park – the exact mini-replica of Jerusalem was constructed in 2000 on the former football field. It recreates the mountain of Golgotha and the wailing Wall, built by Catholic, Jewish and Muslim churches. Biblical stories are reflected in a number of sculptures installed in the Park. The main figures of biblical characters – moving, they propelled mechanisms. Of course, the Park owner has provided the cultural program of excursions and performances.

Park Tierra Santa in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Park Tierra Santa in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Park Creation Museum (“Museum of creation”) in Cincinnati, USA. It is a curious Museum-Park, which combines two topics – archaeology and biblical history: scenes from the Bible perfectly side by side with the skeletons of prehistoric animals, figures of people and dinosaurs can be one composition. There is also an exhibit of archaeological finds, planetarium, 3D cinema, Botanical garden, zoo, hall of science, various exhibitions.

Park Creation Museum in Cincinnati, USA.

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