In Search of the Obelisk is the first part of a three part interactive 'show' that played at the Luxor Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In Search of the Obelisk is a short film in which a team of intrepid archaeologists discover an ancient pyramid in the Nevada Desert and discover massive caverns filled with advanced alien technology, which then morphs into an interactive film experience, where the characters talk to the audience in real time as the first motion control 'ride' begins. Written by
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The film (and ride) was shut down in 2004 (as well as the sister attraction, the IMAX Theater) when MGM Grand Resorts bought out the Luxor Hotel & Casino. The Interior of the Disney-esque ride, including all of the major set pieces were donated to the Children's Museum of Las Vegas. The entire interior of the ride has been gutted, except for the actual ride itself. According to engineers, they were built into the building during construction, and cannot be removed unless the entire center section of the casino is demolished so, as of December 2011, they stand there still. See more