Star Trek theme park to run on alternative energy sources

Going where no amusement park has gone before.

“At its core, Star Trek is about bringing worlds together and about a profound hope for the future,” said Liz Kalodner, EVP and general manager of CBS Consumer Products.

The theme park will be part of the 74-hectare (about 7,965,294 sq. ft.) Red Sea Astrarium project in Aqaba, Jordan, along with four hotels and seventeen "entertainment developments" that is set to be built early next year.

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Star Trek fans may want to get a jump on airline tickets to Jordan (the country, not the Brit pop star) for the next year or so, as the plans for a $1.5 billion Star Trek-inspired theme park have been given the green light. What's even better about this news is that the park is being designed to run on renewable, clean energy sources — solar, wind, etc. writes:

The themed entertainment destination will also serve as a model for “green energy,” incorporating state-of-the-art renewable technologies throughout the facility, and hosting a “future” pavilion where businesses, students and attendees can learn about alternative energy sources ranging from solar and wind energy to greywater harvesting.

The Star Trek-themed centre will deliver a variety of multi-sensory 23rd-century experiences, culminating with a state-of-the art space-flight adventure that takes real-time immersive entertainment experiences to bold new heights.

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