This past November, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions' (IAAPA) honored the world's best and brightest theme parks and family attractions at its annual Brass Ring Awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida. Out of a field of contestants that included major theme parks, the Holy Land Experience received two awards for live entertainment excellence, along with one for excellence in visual display. Holy Land won the IAAPA's Heart Beat Award for its drama The Passion, which recounts with stirring music and intense action the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The IAAPA noted that the Heart Beat Award is given each year to a production "that demonstrates superior overall ability in reaching the hearts of its audience."
Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and glorious coronation
is portrayed in The Passion.
The Holy Land Experience also received a Brass Ring honor in the "Best Overall Production" category for its popular musical The Four Women Who Loved Jesus, an all new show that explores the lives and destinies of four women in the Bible who experienced dramatic encounters with Christ.
Additionally, Holy Land Experience was honored with a Brass Ring Award for excellence in visual display.
Scene from Four Women Who Loved Jesus.
The Holy Land Experience immerses visitors in the sights, sounds, historical time frames — and impacting truths — of the Bible. With its colorful and realistic re-creations of ancient Israel, exciting dramatizations of favorite Bible stories, and awe-inspiring musical productions, the Holy Land Experience is a must-see attraction for individuals, families, and groups from across America and around the world.