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