STAR TREK: The Experience


STAR TREK: The Experience is a $70-million, interactive adventure based on the television series "Star Trek." You don't have to be a "Star Trek" fan, however, to enjoy this latest generation of "immersive" entertainment engineering. The highlight of the adventure is a 4-minute motion-based "ride" in a 27-seat "shuttlecraft," or domed theater. It uses a motion simulator with a six-axis tilt platform and specially designed viewer-perspective image projection. Film activity takes place in front of and over the heads of the viewers, as they experience the sensations of going "warp" speed and engaging in space battle-all thanks to engineers!

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Other
Topic(s):Sports/ Games
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:Twenty-two computers (OSD 9000, Windows and DOS) are required to operate the attraction. It also uses 24 laserdisc players and 28 video monitors and projectors. Ten miles of audio cable and more than 300 speakers are used in the "The Voyage Through Space."