SCI FI Wire confirmed today that a contract has been signed with CBS/Paramount to reopen the Star Trek The Experience exhibit in Las Vegas on May 8. The new experience will have at least a new restaurant and retail shop to coincide with the opening of J.J. Abram's Star Trek movie.
The new experience will moved downtown to the Neonopolis Center.
It's expected that the new exhibit will feature similar rides as the old experience at the Hilton. The new plans envision a new version of Quark's Restaurant and Bar, a Museum of the Future (probably will incorporate elements and characters from the new movie) and a shop.
This will help with the city's effort to redevelop the older part of downtown Las Vegas which is situated at the end of the Strip of large casinos. It will make downtown into a more vibrant tourist and residential area. The Neonopolis project is one of the centerpieces of the area.