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Christian theme park in Orlando laying off most workers

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 11:12:06-05

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Christian-oriented theme park in central Florida that describes itself as “bringing the Bible to life” is laying off most of its workers.

The Holy Land Experience last week filed notice with the city of Orlando and state officials that it will be eliminating 118 positions. That represents most of the jobs at the theme park in Orlando's tourist corridor.

Holy Land Experience officials say in a letter that they're shifting focus from entertainment and theatrical productions to their Biblical Museum.

Theme park officials say the layoffs will take place by mid-April. Employees will get a severance package based on their length of employment.