The ark will be part theme park, part floating Christian mission. The idea came to Huibers in a dream, a nightmare that Holland was flooded. A similar fear, we’re told, drove Noah to build his ark that saved the creatures of the world from rising waters and God’s wrath. Huibers’ plans are slightly more modest: He plans to house 300 farmyard animals in a petting zoo.
It will cost adults $5 to visit Johan’s Ark, and half that for kids. The price of admission gets you a cup of coffee from the onboard cafe when you enter and a free copy of the Gospel as you leave. Huibers will need 100,000 visitors to pay back the bank loans.