Do you have plans for your next big vacation? Well, if you’re looking for an international getaway with some serious geek overtones, we have a destination that you definitely have to consider. We’re talking about a new Star Trek-centric theme park in Spain that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.
According to StarTrek.com, Plaza Futura will be a part of Paramount Park Murcia, which is located approximately 270 miles southeast of Madrid on the Mediterranean coast at Alhama de Murcia. From the description this is going to be one hell of a destination. Broken up into a bunch of different sections, the new addition is going to have a little bit of everything. It will feature everything from condos, hotels, and offices, to shopping centers, restaurants, a casino and nightclubs, and even a convention center. And then there’s the actual theme park.
Check out this new concept art that should give you an idea of what this will look like. From a large square designed to resemble something from the Trek universe, you’ll be able access the Starfleet Spain recruiting center, in case you want to sign up to take a jaunt around space on a Federation starship. And who out there hasn’t fantasized about that once or twice? There will also be a 3D simulator that will allow visitors to experience what such an intergalactic trip might look like, and it looks a little bit like an updated Star Tours from Disneyland in the 1980s.
The most fun portion of this park promises to be the Warp Speed roller coaster. No only will the ride soar to incredible heights and reach warp speeds (duh), it will also feature several loops to simulate evasive maneuvers, and a trip through a wormhole. In reality the wormhole is just a segment of the ride that goes underground, but still, when was the last time a roller coaster took you through a pretend wormhole? That sounds like a pretty good time to us.
These 3D images show you a map of the layout of the park, and mock up the general appearance of the place. That guy looming over you at the recruitment center is pretty damn creepy, I don’t know that that dude’s eerie smile wants to make sign up, he doesn’t exactly seem trustworthy. Still, if you’re in the market for an international getaway, one that fits your specific nerdy tendencies, you should give Plaza Futura a look when it’s finished next year.