Star Trek: The Experience, a themed attraction once housed inside the Las Vegas Hilton from 1998 through 2008, may be returning to the city of Las Vegas.

According to an article posted by Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun, the much-loved attraction could find its new home at the Linq Promenade later this year.

The original Star Trek: The Experience, which opened in January of 1998, was operated by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. The attraction included a Deep Space Nine-style Promenade, a Quark’s Bar-inspired restaurant, the Klingon Encounter and Borg Invasion 4-D rides. After Cedar Fair and CBS Consumer Products could not come to an agreement, it was announced that the attraction would shutter. A closing ceremony was held on September 1, 2008. In the years that followed rumors of a new Star Trek: The Experience emerged. With the Las Vegas Sun even reporting that it would re-open at the Neonopolis Mall in downtown Las Vegas. Ultimately this did not happen.

A new Experience would require a large influx of money to build the complex and all of the internal sets and props, as all of the previous components have been auctioned off or destroyed, since it’s closure.

Of course, this being April 1, this could be an April Fool’s Day joke — a very cruel one at that. The Las Vegas Sun article was however posted on March 31.

We have reached out for additional information and will update this article with any new details.

Cast members of the original Star Trek: The Experience
Cast members of the original Star Trek: The Experience (photo: CBS Consumer Products)

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  • Akiva1

    It’s Vegas – don’t worry about the money

  • Martin Horowitz

    They SHould Build it at Knottsberry Farm.. The Western Frontier and the Final Frontier together in one place.

  • OphidianJaguar

    Could be an April fools joke. That Star Trek white noise machine was cruel, was so ready to purchase one considering I suffer from tinnitus. I find it odd that they spent so much money to build the Experience, money to tear it down, and a third time to build it again? Hey I’m all for it, an updated version would be great. I was fortunate to experience it once on my last trip to Vegas a few years before it was torn down. When I went, it was a barren place, not many people there, about a dozen people going through the Experience with myself, but the place was empty, was kind of eerie. Not sure if it was like that in the beginning, or certain times of the day, or closer to its final closing.

    • Michael Worsham

      It was off strip, so maybe it would be advisable to be on strip, if it gets tried again.

  • SeattleLilli

    Funny! At first glance of the photo above I thought that space ships were invading Seattle at the Seattle Center! Darn, just Star Trek in Vegas! Oh, just bring it to Seattle, it’s prettier here! 🙂

  • Amber Horner

    We always want come back so bad.

  • Michael James Dowding

    It would have to be without all the memorabilia which was sold off when the original was closed.

  • Karen Williams

    I love that place I took my children there and now my grandchildren want to go I wish somebody would reopen the Star Trek Experience because we would go almost every year

  • Warbirdguy

    The Experience had a great bar…..don’t forget the bar.

  • Will

    If it does come back I hope they improve the imagery of the shuttle ride, ’twas a bit fuzzy, but still very cool.

  • Thomas johnson Jr

    still waiting. Now the NFL is in town they just got to build it now!