Vacationing Trekkies can now experience a brand new Star Trek experience unlike any they’ve experienced before.
Star Trek: Operation Enterprise is now open at Movie Park Germany. After two years of planning and construction, the first and online officially licensed Star Trek roller coaster opened to the public on June 7. Check out the sneak peek video above and photos below.
'We’re incredibly proud of our new themed attraction,” Thorsten Backhaus, General Manager of Movie Park Germany, said in a statement. “It’s a roller coaster that gives guests an adrenaline rush and much more, because it takes them right into the heart of the Star Trek universe before the ride even begins, making them part of the story. We’re the only theme park to have secured an official Star Trek coaster license. Movie Park Germany collaborated closely with CBS Consumer Products in the USA to get this project off the ground, and it’s a real milestone for both partners.”
The Star Trek: Operation Enterprise experience isn’t limited to the triple launch coaster alone. To ride the roller coaster, fans first must travel through Federation Plaza, a new themed area of Movie Park Germany that covers over 1000 square meters with Star Trek-themed buildings.
While visiting Federation Plaza, fans will see a holodeck, two transporter rooms, and replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D bridge as it appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The Star Trek: Operation Enterprise roller coaster itself has a twisted halfpipe with a 40-meter elevation, the only one of its kind in Europe, as well as an eight-ton transfer track system.
Star Trek: Operation Enterprise puts visitors in an original Star Trek story, casting them as Starfleet cadets training for their first mission.
Here’s the story’s synopsis:
The Enterprise and her crew are on their way to a United Federation of Planets meeting when they are attacked by the Borg and taken aboard the enemy ship. The Enterprise is now unmanned and caught in a tractor beam. The only hope of rescue is the Starfleet cadets on the bridge of a nearby ship at the time of the attack. They are preparing to be launched out of their ship’s transporter room in shuttles on a rescue mission. This holodeck mission’s success depends on the cadets breaching the Borg ship’s deflector shield, destroying its main systems and saving the crew of the Enterprise. The mission itself begins when guests enter the triple launch coaster. Complementing the entire experience, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra recorded a full and rich soundtrack that can be heard