The Tax-Free Experience


Like any overgrown kid, TS loves a visit to a theme park. Those stomach-churning rides and over indulgence in candy floss leaves us buzzing for days. But while theme parks are undoubtedly a gift to the world, they are still money-making businesses.

Well, that’s what we thought ­ but The Holy Land Experience, a bible-based theme park in Orlando, has just won a four-year battle to avoid paying taxes, after claiming it should be classed alongside churches and museums and be exempt for its $1m property tax bill. The judge agreed. Now TS doesn’t get drawn into religious arguments, but we’ve never had to pay $30 to enter a church before.

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