Alton Towers

Ride into the 80s with the funky Retro Squad...

Theme ParkAlton Towers
Park AreaForbidden Valley
TypeSuper Trooper
AudienceOlder Families and Thrillseekeers
Opened12 April 2021
Closed7 November 2021
ModelSuper Trooper
OwnerDavid Irvin
Funk'n'Fly in Forbidden Valley

Funk'n'Fly in Forbidden Valley

Funk'n'Fly was one of the three temporary "Retro Squad" rides brought to Alton Towers for the 2021 season.

With COVID-19 restrictions meaning several of the park's main rides were unable to operate at full capacity, the park tried to plug the gaps with some travelling fairground rides.

Funk'n'Fly was a Super Trooper that sat on the former site of Ripsaw in Forbidden Valley.

In common with all the Retro Squad rides, Funk'n'Fly had a minimum height requirement of 1.2 metres and was run on a less intense setting than would typically be seen at a travelling fair. Having said that, it was still the most spectacular of the three to see in operation, with its spinning arms rising into the air.

No attempt was made to make Funk'n'Fly fit into the Forbidden Valley theme - instead the Retro Squad rides were said to have been sent as an answer to a cry for help from Alton Towers in the 1980s, but they had got lost in time and finally landed at the park in 2021.

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