A 184-acre themed entertainment resort will be built in Aqaba, Jordan and The Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA) will include a Star Trek attraction inspired by Star Trek XI.
The Star Trek-themed center will “will serve as the cornerstone of the TRSA sector’s “world of tomorrow,” and will “mark the iconic property’s first themed entertainment venue outside the United States.”
The Star Trek attraction will “deliver a variety of multi-sensory 23rd-century experiences, culminating with a state-of-the art space-flight adventure that takes real-time immersive entertainment experiences to bold new heights.”
The Red Sea Astrarium will feature “classic story telling combined with immersive entertainment experiences to bring about a world-class leisure adventure. Capturing the rich history of the surrounding area, this wondrous attraction draws from Nabatean, Babylonian, British and Roman influences to provide an incomparable adventure. With an impressive array of technologically advanced attractions, five-star accommodations, captivating theatrical productions, nighttime spectacles and unique dining and shopping, The Red Sea Astrarium offers something for everyone.”
“At its core, Star Trek is about bringing worlds together and about a profound hope for the future,” said Liz Kalodner, EVP and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “We are proud to bring such a unique, interactive Star Trek property to this part of the world to be a part of Jordan’s future.”
Trek fans will remember that King Abdullah II of Jordan is a Star Trek fan. While still a prince, King Abdullah had a non-speaking role in Star Trek: Voyager: Investigators, where he played a science officer.