Star Trek resort coming to Jordan in 2014
by Mark R
Some of you might remember how we reported on a Chinese amusement park that is based (loosely) on World of Warcraft and Starcraft. I suppose it was time that someone made a decent Star Trek theme park, and this one will be in Aqaba, Jordan.
Not that the Star Trek experience at the Las Vegas Hilton wasn’t good, but it was just as expansive as this one. This is Rubicon Group Holding’s Red Sea Astrarium, and RGH and Paramount Recreation plan to turn it into a “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”.
This resort is expected to be completed sometime within 2014, and it is about 184 acres at an astronomical cost of $1 billion.
I am not certain how in the world this will be an authentic Star Trek set-up. I can see in the mock-up nothing that looks like an icon from the TV show or movies. In fact, one of those areas looks like Naboo from Star Wars. I’m guessing the real business here is going to be from the hotels nearby.
I suppose that we’ll have to wait a few more years to boldly go where no one has gone before, and I’m guessing that it would be logical to say that it probably won’t meet its deadline. Scotty, you have three years!