More On The Closing Of 'Star Trek: The Experience'By T'Bonz
July 2, 2008 - 10:02 PM
Star Trek: The Experience is closing, but there is a small glimmer of hope for the future.
As reported by reviewjournal.com, more information is coming out regarding the closing of Star Trek: The Experience and attempts to find a new home for it.
"I know they are definitely investigating other Las Vegas possibilities [for The Experience]," said Leslie Ryan, a CBS representative.
Fans are hastening to visit before the doors close for good. "We are going to have our flood of fans returning," said Chad Boutte, marketing director for the attraction. "Over the last three days, I've responded to over five-hundred and seventy e-mails from fans alone." Some of that flood of fans may occur during a 'Star Trek' convention slated for August 6-10th, just several weeks before The Experience will close for good.
Other fans are mourning the loss of the unique attraction, as reported by TrekMovie. Steven Biggs, who worked at The Experience until 2002, playing the part of Kralk the Klingon, was instrumental in encouraging fans to contact CBS and Cedar Fair in hopes of keeping The Experience alive. "I was hoping to nudge them," he explained. "But now that it is decided...that's it." He added that he understood that it was a business decision, but "...it was the last bastion of Star Trek and a great presentation of the whole forty-year history of Trek, and I just didn't want to see it go."
It is still unsure which of the three organizations responsible for the attraction; Cedar Fair, the Hilton or CBS, was responsible for the decision. It was suspected that the Hilton might want to find a more profitable use for the space now used by The Experience but according to Hilton spokesman Ira Sternberg, "I think it was really a decision from their [Cedar Fair] end, not a decision from our end."