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Star Trek: The Experience To Return To Las Vegas

Star Trek: The Experience - Now Closed (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you’ve never been to Las Vegas and Star Trek: The Experience at the Hilton, that photo I took at CES this year won’t make much sense to you. But if you ever had the chance to eat an over-priced novelty-themed meal at Quark’s bar, or experience the ‘transporter effect’ on the Star Trek ride, you might recognize that as the front entrance to Star Trek: The Experience, which is now boarded up since it was officially shut down last September thanks to a contract dispute.

But all is not lost. According to SCI FI Wire a new contract has been signed with CBS/Paramount that will see Star Trek: The Experience re-open in Vegas on May 8 to coincide with the release of the new Star Trek movie. (Thanks again, Mr. Abrams!) However, the new trek experience will actually be moved to the Neonopolis Center in downtown Las Vegas (close to Fremont street) and it will feature a new restaurant and retail shop at opening, with new Star Trek rides being planned for 2010.

So the original Star Trek: Experience at the Hilton is officially gone forever, but like with the movies, I think the franchise can definitely benefit from a fresh start.

[ SCI FI Wire - Confirmed: New contract to keep Star Trek The Experience alive in Vegas ]







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  • http://www.myspace.com/forpolarbears Jade

    Quark's bar was possibly one of the most disgusting places I've ever eaten. We got there late so we just ordered dessert (an apple crisp if I remember) and it was so bad I could barely get a few bites down.

    … Nevertheless, I'm happy this is reopening.

  • Yes!

    You obviously didn't understand the point of going there. For those of us who got it, Quark's Bar was the hangout of a lifetime.

  • joe

    yes! is right, Jade you don't get it. Quarkks is a place to hang out and have your self a Warp Core Breach or a James Tea Kirk. it is the most fun a bunch of trekies can have in sin city.

  • Alan8

    Wow! Excellent! Star Trek: The Experience is the most amazing ride I've ever been on. I thought it was gone forever. The sets looked so much like the Enterprise it was exciting. And the 3D motion ride at the end was spectacular!

    It was my favorite thing to do in Las Vegas. I'd go on the ride while my wife played the slot machines at the Hilton.

  • Alan8

    Wow! Excellent! Star Trek: The Experience is the most amazing ride I've ever been on. I thought it was gone forever. The sets looked so much like the Enterprise it was exciting. And the 3D motion ride at the end was spectacular!

    It was my favorite thing to do in Las Vegas. I'd go on the ride while my wife played the slot machines at the Hilton.