Thursday, August 11, 2011

Red Sea Astrarium

Most kings adopt a regal air, separating themselves from the common folk.

Star Trek theme park (Rubicon Group Holding)

Not Jordan's King Abdullah II. He's a geek and he's proud of it.

The Jordanian monarch is the chief investor in an upcoming theme park that will revolve around Star Trek. Slated to open in 2014, the park costs a reported $1.5 billion.

That's a lot of Gold-Pressed Latinum.

Unlikely though it may sounds, the coastal town of Aqaba is set to become the center of the Trek universe. The 184-acre theme park -- dubbed the 'Red Sea Astrarium' -- will feature several "multi-sensory futuristic experiences," including a high-tech space-flight adventure simulator.

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