After a 10-year run at the Las Vegas Hilton, the interactive ride “Star Trek: The Experience” will be ending on September 1, 2008. The ride included several actors from the various Star Trek TV series, and was designed in two parts: the Klingon Encounter and Borg Invasion 4-D (which was added in 2004).
Chad Boutte, Operations Manager and Director of Marketing, said the following in a press release: “Hailing frequencies open. We’d like to thank all the fans and friends of Star Trek, whose constant and amazing support we’ve enjoyed throughout our tenure at the Las Vegas Hilton. As we boldly go into the futures that await, know that we take your love of Star Trek: The Experience with us. We share the memories of time spent in the most unique place in the Galaxy, and we carry those memories into our futures with us. Live long, and prosper. Hailing frequencies closed.”
CBS also confirmed the news, though a spokesperson for CBS Consumer Products told TrekMovie.com they are still holding out hope for the future of the product:
We’re extremely proud of the 10-year run Star Trek The Experience had in Las Vegas. We’re currently exploring several options to continue The Experience for the public to enjoy for years to come.