SPECTACLES: Bible Disneyland

On the Dead Sea, customers will float in glass-bottom boats and look down upon Sodom and Gomorrah. A dark journey through the thoracic cavity of Jonah's whale will end up in a wild slide down the monster's tongue. Camels will clunk along through Egypt's Valley of the Kings, taking clients to the pyramids. Donkeys will bear the weight of multitudes from Nazareth to Jerusalem.

All that, at least, was the claim of a syndicate of Southern California entrepreneurs who last week announced plans for a Biblical version of Disneyland that should render much coin unto Caesar. Built in the...

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