The attraction Star Trek: The Experience closed down at the Las Vegas Hilton in September 2008. Since that time CBS had tried to bring a new Star Trek: The Attraction to Vegas, but that has since fizzled. A new report now cites CBS as confirming that there are no current plans for a new Star Trek: The Experience. [UPDATE: Statement from CBS]
UPDATE: CBS Statement
A CBS Consumer Products spokesperson has sent TrekMovie the following statement
Our licensee did not meet the terms of his contract so we have terminated the license. We remain committed to creating a new Star Trek attraction for fans to enjoy and will continue to pursue opportunities in Las Vegas and elsewhere.
Nothing happening in Vegas for Star Trek: The Experience
Shortly after Star Trek: The Experience closed in September 2008, CBS began working on bringing a new Experience to the Neonopolis Center in Downtown, Las Vegas. In early 2009 CBS confirmed they had a deal in place and hopes were that something would open by 2010. However, by 2010 the only thing happening with Star Trek: The Experience was the auctioning off of a warehouse full of fixtures and equipment from the old Hilton Star Trek Experience.
Signage from ‘Star Trek: The Experience’ in Las Vegas warehouse before being sold in 2010
A new report at Tekgoblin confirms our previous reporting, with a rep from CBS confirming that the "the Neonopolis project is not going forward" and there are currently no plans for a new Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas.
According to TrekMovie sources who have confirmed this report, the deal with Neonopolis never got off the ground due to lack of financing. The problem was that the deal was cut shortly before the financial collapse of late 2008. After that it became too difficult for Neonopolis to secure the loans needed to build the multi-million dollar project.
Economic downturn doomed Neonopolis deal for Star Trek: The Experience
Future of Trek attractions
However, not all is lost. TrekMovie has also confirmed that there is a newly planned Paramount theme park coming to Spain in 2015, including a brand new Star Trek attraction. Unlike the hopes for the new Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas, the Murcia Paramount Park project has made big strides and looks likely to happen, but it too must secure the required financing.
And of course there still is Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling tour of Star Trek props, costumes and replicas – headed to Germany and Kennedy Space Center this summer. The Exhibition includes a couple of motion simulator rides, so it is something.
Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas may be dead, but there is hope for a new Trek attraction in Spain
Thanks to Matt for link.