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“Star Trek: The Experience” to Close September 2008

June 30, 2008 by  

As reported back in May (see “Star Trek: The Experience” May Close at End of 2008), the contract between CBS and Cedar Fair regarding the “Star Trek: The Experience” attraction at the Las Vegas Hilton ends December 31,2008.  At the time of the last report, there were “currently no plans to renew” it following a decline in attendance and interest in the attraction.

Yesterday, TrekMovie.com published an updated article reporting that “[a]fter 10 years in operation, The Experience will close its doors in early September”.  The site further reports that an official press release is imminent, and that “all the original props and costumes will be returned to CBS”.

I had an opportunity to visit this attraction twice, the first time 10 years ago. It was a very impressive attraction for fans of the franchise to see a number of original props and wardrobe on display, as well as enjoy the rides, restaurant, shopping, and other features.

Jason De Bord

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2 Responses to ““Star Trek: The Experience” to Close September 2008”
  1. erwinddd says:

    anyone who thinks this is a shame, and wants to save the Experience needs to contact Chad Boutte (operations manager, manager of marketing) at chad.boutte@paramountparks.com or at (702)697-8717, and Russell Giles (media representive, operations lead) at russell.giles@paramountparks.com, or at (702)6978717. Also, contact the Las Vegas Hilton at Las Vegas Hilton, atten. manager, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109. As for me, the Experience was the only reason to visit their hotel. Without it, there is no pull for me to return. Nothing else sets that hotel appart from the other large hotels on the Strip. If you feel the same way, tell them!! TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!!! We must contact Chad, Russell, and the Hilton NOW to save this. Fans saved the original series from going off the air decades ago. we can save this one too, but we must act now. Chuck

  2. erwinddd says:

    Rule of acquisition #1: “.Don’t close an establishment that is making money.” To do so is illogical

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