'Star Trek' theme park: Hop on the Warp Speed Coaster

Enterprising fans may want to teleport to Spain for Paramount Park Murcia, which will include not only a "Star Trek" theme park, but condos, hotels, and a casino. It's scheduled to debut in 2015.

The 3D simulator ride at the proposed "Star Trek" theme park in Spain promises recruits will experience adventures in outer space, hopefully with fewer breaches to the warp drive than experienced on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
The 3D simulator ride at the proposed "Star Trek" theme park in Spain promises adventures in outer space, hopefully with fewer breaches to the warp drive than experienced on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." StarTrek.com

Fans disappointed that the "Star Trek"-themed section of a Las Vegas hotel closed can now set their sights on a new tribute to Gene Roddenberry's galaxy of space exploration and adventure.

"'Star Trek' will be represented in force at Paramount Park Murcia, to be located at Alhama de Murcia on the Mediterranean coast about 270 miles southeast of Madrid," according to StarTrek.com. "The wide-ranging project will incorporate condos and office buildings, hotels, malls, a casino, a convention center, gardens, nightlife, and dining areas, an exhibition hall/auditorium and a theme park divided into several sections.

Last week, StarTrek.com posted official concept art of the theme park, and it appears to have a strong Starfleet Academy vibe.

"Plaza Futura will be designed to appeal to 'Star Trek' fans," StarTrek.com said. "3D renderings depict a large futuristic square that will include a Starfleet Spain recruiting center, a 3D simulator ride (which allows guests/recruits to experience adventures in outer space), and a Warp Speed Coaster that will reach exciting heights and speeds and include an underground portion (a wormhole, naturally) and several loops."

No word on whether there will be a Klingon section for those wanting to brush up on their combat skills. But we're hoping for at least one bar to replicate The U.S.S. Enterprise's Ten Forward in case we need to bond with our fellow officers.

Plaza Futura -- located inside Spain's Paramount Park Murcia -- is being designed to appeal to "Star Trek" fans.
Plaza Futura -- located inside Spain's Paramount Park Murcia -- is being designed to appeal to "Star Trek" fans. StarTrek.com
Ready to be recruited and boldly go where the guy in front of you in line has gone before? StarTrek.com

 

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