Star Trek The Tour opens up to the public in Long Beach this Friday, but TrekMovie.com had a chance to check out an early preview. See below for pictures and video
As a Trekkie there is something wonderful about being able to walk into a giant dome filled with the sights and sounds of Star Trek. Right off the bat in the entrances lobby area you are confronted with dozens of genuine ship models as well as a giant replica of the USS Enterprise-A. Once inside the main tour you are surrounded by display cases full of genuine costumes and props spanning the time from The Original Series through to all the feature films and up to Enterprise.
In addition to checking out all the memorabilia there are a number of highlight attractions to visit within the tour. The recreations of the Enterprise bridges from TOS and TNG are nicely done and offer opportunities for photo ops. Another fun photo op is getting one of those transforming postcards of you beaming out of the Enterprise D transporter room. If you want to go for a ride, there are two types of ‘shuttle’ simulation rides immersing you in an attack on the Borg (complete with running dialog from your pilot Worf).
There is much more to talk about, including some areas that were not operating during the preview (like the big finale Tuvok & Crusher movie). TrekMovie.com will have a full review with more details, more photos and video over the weekend.
Star Trek The Tour kicks off on Friday Jan 18th in Long Beach. For more info and tickets go to StarTrekTheTour.com