On September 1, Star Trek: The Experience, a featured attraction at the Las Vegas Hilton, sadly closed its doors after a 10-year run.
The Las Vegas hotel, which is located off the famed Vegas strip, claimed that the attraction wasn’t bringing in enough visitors or even the amount of Star Trek fans that it originally did a decade ago.
But Star Trek: The Experience, which contained two simulator rides and a Trek museum, along with themed shops and restaurants, might have a new home in downtown Las Vegas at the Neonopolis, a retail and entertainment center on Fremont Street. Sources say a “deal is close to completion.”
Let’s hope the deal goes through and that the Star Trek: The Experience finds great success at its new home. For anyone who’s a Trek fan, this was the ultimate in themed fun for the franchise. I’ve been to Las Vegas several times — beginning with my first in 1999 when I stay at the Las Vegas Hilton — and each time, I’ve visited the Star Trek: The Experience.
I still have my bottle of Romulan Ale from the last trip in May 2007, when I snapped that picture up top of Morn’s Sampler beer special from Quark’s Bar. I wish now that I had written down the names of all of these beverages, because the only two I remember now are the Romulan Ale and Klingon Blood Wine. But, I “sampled” them all while munching on an order of Holy Rings of Betazed (onion rings).
[Source: KVBC via Wired]