Friday, August 5, 2011

Star Trek Theme Park coming to Jordan

Gratuitous under-saucer shot!
Jordan is so lucky. Check this out:
Set phasers for fun! That’s because Star Trek’s getting the theme park treatment in Aqaba, Jordan. Set to begin construction in March 2012, the Red Sea Astrarium, a $1.5 billion development comprised of four hotels and 17 amusement-park-style attractions, will feature a Star Trek-themed entertainment center, including a “space-flight adventure” simulator ride (a la Disney’s Star Tours) based on the 45-year-old franchise.
His Highness as he appeared in a mid-90s episode of Voyager
Turns out Jordan's own King Abdullah II is a huge trekkie/trekker. So he gets his own country AND a Trek theme park. I bet he could probably build his own Enterprise if he wanted to. And it'd be better than that Star Trek Experience they shuttered in Vegas a few years back.

The full story at Entertainment Weekly, which also has their suggested rides.

What kind of rides, characters, slurpees, etc. would you want to enjoy at a Star Trek theme park?

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