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Old 10-18-2008, 01:10 AM
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I'm trying to work out where the Neonopolis is, is that anywhere near Fremont Street. Not sure what comes under 'downtown' Las Vegas. I'm trying to recall my geography from when I was there in 2006.
Yeah, it's part of the Fremont Street Experience.
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I'd agree with many of you that a new upgrade to tie-in with the new film would seem to be mandatory to bring back ST:E. Not sure if they have time to develop an entirely new attraction for the film, but that can easily be completed later if necessary.
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I think incorporating at least some elements from the new movie would be smart marketing. Whatever they do though, I'll be visiting it sooner or later.
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I'm trying to work out where the Neonopolis is, is that anywhere near Fremont Street. Not sure what comes under 'downtown' Las Vegas. I'm trying to recall my geography from when I was there in 2006.
Neonopolis is on Fremont Street.

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i hope they seal the deal...then expand and update it!
then expand the monorail to hit downtown as well
It would be nice to see the monorail go to downtown I know it was in the plan at some point. It will be interesting to see if they do an update to the Experience or if they are just going to move it and reopen it. It sounds to me like they are just going to move it and reopen it as they are saying it could possibly be open by the first quarter of 2009. That doesn't leave a lot of time to make changes. Also if they where to do updates from the new movie I don't think they would want the Experience to open until after the movie was released to avoid spoilers which means after May. People keep saying that the Experience had to much focus on TNG and DS9 but the thing is they went with a 24th century theme at the time because they had 3 shows set in that time period 2 of them still on TV when it opened. Now to add designs from the new movie or Enterprise or TOS might be difficult as the styles are all completely different and would conflict with the 24th century theme. Most likely they will add the new movie in to the timeline part of the museum and have props from the film also added just like they did for Enterprise. I think other then that they may add some minor representation of Enterprise and the new film. A new ride would cost a lot of money so I don't know if they are going to spend it plus they are going to have to do something about the Klingon Encounter ride as it involved the Los Vegas Hilton. Maybe they will just edit out and re-shoot the ending. Only time will tell and we will just have to wait and see. Either way I will just be happy to see it return.

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I'd agree with many of you that a new upgrade to tie-in with the new film would seem to be mandatory to bring back ST:E. Not sure if they have time to develop an entirely new attraction for the film, but that can easily be completed later if necessary.
Your right they could just add things later. They could just reopen the Experience early in 2009 as is and then add the props, timeline and possibly a new ride after the movie comes out. I think a ride might depend on how well the film does as it would be the most expensive thing to add.

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However and with whatever ST:E re-opens, I'd say it's a good sign for the franchise and the fanbase since someone's willing to re-invest in the attraction/venue.
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How awesome is this! If only this information came in a yesterday, because a friend of a friend went to Vegas yesterday just to go see The Experience. He was unaware that it closed on September 1st. Anyway, after I told my friend to tell him that it was no longer there, he came back. If only this news about talks of its return came in yesterday, he could have postponed his trip to Vegas lol! lol But, this is great news!
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How awesome is this! If only this information came in a yesterday, because a friend of a friend went to Vegas yesterday just to go see The Experience. He was unaware that it closed on September 1st. Anyway, after I told my friend to tell him that it was no longer there, he came back. If only this news about talks of its return came in yesterday, he could have postponed his trip to Vegas lol! lol But, this is great news!
The news was announced on trekmovie.com on Friday and then posted here in this thread the same day by me.
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To bad it is going to be located in Downtown. It should be on the strip. But at least it's going to be revamped once more. Well hopefully.
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More information about The Experience.

Star Trek: The Experience Close to New Vegas Orbit

By John Scott Lewinski October 18, 2008

Just weeks after closing its shuttle bay doors at the Las Vegas Hilton, Star Trek: The Experience is being hailed by a new "Lost Wages" venue.

The Experience shut down Sept. 1 after 10 years at the Hilton. Reports claimed it wasn't bringing in the same revenues anymore, and the hotel was looking to use the space for new attractions.

But, as originally reported here at Wired.com, ownership of the Neonopolis (a shopping and entertainment venue near the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas) expressed interest in becoming the Star Trek museum and shopping destination's new home.

Local Vegas news reports say a deal is close to completion, and Ted Newkirk (the appropriately named managing editor of AccessVegas.com) confirmed those rumors.
"Chances are good that the Neonopolis is seriously interested because Star Trek: The Experience is a destination attraction," Newkirk said. "People go out of their way to see it."

"The Las Vegas Hilton was NOT on the beaten path at all, nor did it cater to a clientele that would be drawn to STE," he explained. "People sought out STE and found the Hilton. They will do the same if STE moves downtown, but with an added bonus. Downtown already has a built-in audience filling thousands and thousands of hotel rooms. Many of those will go see STE for fun."

Neonopolis has a history of struggling to find investment and adequate visitor business, but the attraction locked up new deals with businesses this week.

Newkirk explained, "Neonopolis failed (so far) on two accounts: They were banking on locals driving to the heart of downtown, paying for parking (unheard of here) to watch movies when the suburbs are dotted with theaters in local casinos (with free parking). Also, the dining venues in Neonopolis were ahead of their time. East Fremont had not yet been developed. So, there was nothing to bring people to that block."

"Because Neonopolis has been such a failure with so many false starts, nothing would probably be mentioned or acknowledged unless and until an agreement was signed. I'm otherwise very bullish on downtown in the next few years. STE would be a great fit."

Calls for confirmation from the Neonopolis management were not returned Friday.
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Star Trek: The Experience Finds A New Home?


Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Neonopolis developer Rohit Joshi confirm that ST:TE may be headed downtown.

As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Joshi confirmed that a deal was in the works. "You kind of shocked me," he said when asked unexpectedly about the possible move. "I don't know how to respond to that. We are in very serious negotiations. We think it would be a fantastic addition to downtown."

Joshi then showed a bound agreement with CBS licensing, who owns the rights to the Star Trek name.

Cedar Fair, who operated The Experience when it was at the Hilton, said it would not be operating the attraction downtown, but it was possible that it could be sold to a different operation. "We wouldn't be moving it," said Stacy Frole, Cedar Fair spokesperson.

According to Joshi, if the deal is made, Star Trek: The Experience could open as early as the first quarter of 2009 in the Neonopolis development, much to the pleasure of Mayor Goodman. "It would be ironic," said Goodman. "Perhaps the most successful place downtown could be Neonopolis, even though it has been an albatross around my neck all these years."
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