Holy Land Experience Ministries Sold to Orlando Health Care Giant for $32 Million

(The Holy Land Experience Facebook page)

Holy Land Experience Ministries Inc., a 14-acre entity on Vineland Road just off I-4 in Orlando, Florida, and related to California-based theme park operator and landowner Trinity Broadcasting Network, has been sold to Central Florida health care giant AdventHealth for $32 million, according to documents filed by Orange County, Florida.

WFTV.com in Orlando reported that the deal closed Aug. 2. Orlandoweekly.com reported that the properties, at the time of the sale, had an assessed value of $70.6 million.

Bible-based theme park The Holy Land Experience closed early in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened for two days in April for free admission days, but has been closed ever since.

Mynews13.com in Orlando reported that, prior to the pandemic closure, the attraction scaled back on a number of its offerings to "shift its focus away from entertainment and back to its original plan and function. In the process, it laid off 118 employees.

In a statement Thursday, AdventHealth said it will redevelop the property and will share site plans at a later date, mynews.com13 reported.

"AdventHealth will make a significant investment in redeveloping the property to bring enhanced health care services to the community," the statement read. "Details on our site plans will be released in the future. Orlando continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and it's important that residents have access to health care that's close to home, convenient and comprehensive."

TBN, one of the world's largest Christian broadcasters, took over an $8 million debt as part of an estimated $37 million deal to purchase Holy Land Experience Ministries Inc. in 2007, Orlandoweekly.com reported. TBN has operated the theme park attraction since.

Messianic Jewish organization Zion's Hope first opened the park in 2001, but suffered early financial setbacks and debts mounted as attendance declined.

Read articles like this one and other Spirit-led content in our new platform, CHARISMA PLUS.


To contact us or to submit an article, click here.


Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective