Lonely Planet Writer

Make it your mission to boldly go on this Star Trek rollercoaster in Germany

Fans of Star Trek will undoubtedly be delighted to learn that they can now take their own journey on the world’s first rollercoaster based on the popular series, which first debuted in 1969. The new Star Trek Operation Enterprise attraction has just opened at Movie Park Germany in Bottrop-Kirchellen, and it takes guests on a high-speed ride as they endeavour to save the Starship Enterprise from its enemies.

A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany
A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany

For intrepid Starfleet cadets, the mission Star Trek Operation Enterprise starts with a 1000-square-metre replica of Federation Plaza, where they can explore themed spaces that include everything from transporter rooms to a holodeck. They are trained for their first mission as Starfleet cadets before making their way to the ride.

A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany
A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany

The premise of the ride is that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D was on its way to a Federation conference when they were attacked by the Borg. The entire crew has been transported to the Borg vessel and their unmanned ship is now being held by a tractor beam. Both crew and ship are incapacitated, so new cadets on a nearby vessel beam aboard the derelict Enterprise.

From there they take a small shuttle craft to go on the mission to break through the enemy shields and disable all main systems. They save the crew of the Enterprise during this spectacular rescue mission and successfully complete the holodeck simulation.

A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany
A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany

The ride itself is full of thrills and spills and also features a twisted half-pipe at an elevation of about 131 feet. The amusement park currently features more than 40 attractions from popular movies and series, and it worked with CBS Consumer Products for more than two years to bring the fictional Star Trek world to life.

A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany
A Star Trek rollercoaster has opened in Germany. Image: Movie Park Germany

Check out the details of the mission here.