RIDES: Star Trek coup for German park
Movie Park Germany has opened its new Star Trek-themed ride – Star Trek: Operation Enterprise.
After two years of planning and construction activity the new “Star Trek: Operation Enterprise” triple launch coaster is ready to take Movie Park Germany guests on the ride of their life.
“We’re incredibly proud of our new themed attraction. It’s a roller coaster that gives guests an adrenalin 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,” says the park’s general manager, Thorsten Backhaus.
“We’re the only theme park to have secured an official Star Trek coaster license. Movie Park Germany collaborated closely with licensor CBS Consumer Products in the USA to get this project off the ground, and it’s a real milestone for both partners.”
Guests access the new coaster from the brand new Federation Plaza theme area via an entirely Star Trek-themed building that covers an area of more than 1,000 m2. The coaster itself features a twisted halfpipe with a 40 metre elevation that is one of a kind in Europe, plus an 10,5 ton transfer track system.
“The collaboration with CBS Consumer Products and our extensive experience in the construction of licensed attractions has enabled us to make this themed attraction as close to the original as possible,” added Backhaus. “Every guest, Star Trek fan or not, will love the inspiring results of this collaborative project, including a holodeck, two transporter rooms and an amazing true-to-original replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D bridge as seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation series. We’re so proud of what we’ve achieved. And those many sleepless nights we spent working on the details were all worthwhile.”