Star Trek: The Experience, which opened in January of 1998, was operated by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. The attraction included a Deep Space Nine-style Promenade, a Quark’s Bar-inspired restaurant, the Klingon Encounter and Borg Invasion 4-D rides. After Cedar Fair and CBS Consumer Products could not come to an agreement, it was announced that the attraction would shutter. A closing ceremony was held on September 1, 2008.
More about Star Trek: The Experience.
Below is a list of ornaments sold at Star Trek: The Experience…
It is not often we come across overlooked Star Trek ornaments but that seems to be the case this week. A big “thank you” to our reader, Rob, for discovering these non-Hallmark ornaments when they appeared on eBay this week. It appears to be a collection of Star Trek ornaments that were sold at Star Trek: The Experience, officially licensed by CBS Studios.
We have long known about the Starfleet Command/United Federation of Planets ornament and it appears often on resell sites. What was once thought to be a one off stamped metal ornament now appears to be at least a series of five that were sold at Star Trek: The Experience between 1998 and 2008.
NOTE: Images and dimensions come from seller’s eBay description. We have included the prices the ornaments were sold for because of their rarity.All ornaments were sold on 10.15.20.
CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – Starfleet Command, United Federation of Planets, 3 1/2” high, sold for $19.95.
CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – The Experience, Las Vegas Hilton, 3 1/2” wide, sold for $60.00.
CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – United Federation of Planets, 2 5/8” wide, sold for $32.05.
CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – Starfleet Academy, 3” on each side, sold for $35.55.
CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – Klingon Insignia, 3” x 3 1/4”, sold for $36.55.
For year’s Star Trek fans have been adorning their Christmas tree’s summit with custom made insignia toppers, repurposed Star Trek items and licensed but off-brand pieces.
When Hallmark’s Star Trek Enterprise tree topper premieres next July we will finally have an “official” tree topper that has been 30 years in the making.
The Enterprise tree topper will also be in the Storytellers series and will communicate with other ornaments to retell the classic Mirror, Mirror episode.
The starship topper comes with a $119.95 price tag but unlike a traditional ornament there is only room for one tree topper on your Christmas tree so the 2020 release is likely to be the only topper we ever see from Hallmark.