Aaaw! Star Trek: The Experience, a hoaky but charming attraction at the Las Vegas Hilton is closing:
After a decade at the final frontier, Star Trek: The Experience is going where no Las Vegas Strip attraction wants to go. With a decommissioning ceremony -- as befits any great vessel -- the exhibit and its replica of the starship Enterprise are closing Monday. [...]
In the end, the frontier the USS Enterprise couldn't breach was earthly: The attraction's owner, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., and the Las Vegas Hilton, its landlord, couldn't agree on a new lease. They worked as a typical landlord and retail tenant, with Cedar Fair keeping all revenue from the attraction, said hotel spokesman Ira David Sternberg.
Trekkies are incensed. They've scrawled reminiscences about the exhibit on the walls inside, and they're calling Cedar Fair and the hotel to complain. But their online rumor that the space the exhibit occupies will become a theater for pop star Michael Jackson is unfounded, Sternberg said. He said nothing's decided.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/09/01/star.trek.voyage.ending.ap/index.html - Thanks Tiffany!