Star Trek attraction To open In Jordan
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Star Trek attraction To open In Jordan

I’m really a stay-at-home kind of guy. During the two years I lived in Jerusalem, reporting for this and other newspapers, I seldom ventured as far at Tel Aviv, a one-hour bus ride away. I once spent a week in Yerucham, a small town near Beersheva. But the next time I’m in Israel, I’ll have to finally make it to Eilat — if only to cross the Jordanian border and visit Aquaba, where a Star Trek themed attraction is being built, according to the Trek Today blog:

A 184-acre themed entertainment resort will be built in Aqaba, Jordan and The Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA) will include a Star Trek attraction inspired by Star Trek XI.
The Star Trek-themed center will “will serve as the
cornerstone of the TRSA sector’s “world of tomorrow,” and will “mark the
iconic property’s first themed entertainment venue outside the United
States.”


The Star Trek attraction will “deliver a variety of
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.”
The Red Sea Astrarium will feature “classic story telling combined
with immersive entertainment experiences to bring about a world-class
leisure adventure.  Capturing the rich history of the surrounding area,
this wondrous attraction draws from Nabatean, Babylonian, British and
Roman influences to provide an incomparable adventure.  With an
impressive array of technologically advanced attractions, five-star
accommodations, captivating theatrical productions, nighttime spectacles
and unique dining and shopping, The Red Sea Astrarium offers something
for everyone.”
“At its core, Star Trek is about bringing worlds together and about a profound hope for the future,” said Liz Kalodner, EVP and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “We are proud to bring such a unique, interactive Star Trek property to this part of the world to be a part of Jordan’s future.”
Trek fans will remember that King Abdullah II of Jordan is a Star Trek fan. While still a prince, King Abdullah had a non-speaking role in Star Trek: Voyager: Investigators, where he played a science officer.

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