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Alton Towers Resort Announces The Retro Squad

Alton Towers Resort have today announced it is taking guests back to the 80’s with three, new, totally awesome, and wickedly retro pop-up rides for the 2021 season.

When the theme park reopens from Monday 12th April, guests can experience a nostalgic spin-back to the 80’s with the arrival of Mixtape, Roller Disco and Funk’n’Fly, which make up the Retro Squad. The trio of rides will give guests a blast from the past as they bounce, slide, fly and enjoy funktastic thrills.

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Guests visiting the theme park are being challenged to embrace the retrotastic vibes and funktastic thrills as they take on all three wickedly awesome rides and enjoy making unforgettable memories with friends and family at Britain’s greatest escape.

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The Retro Squad each offer a different experience for guests to enjoy:

Roller Disco: Get ready to slide and swirl, round and round, faster and faster in a head-spinning, totally rad experience.


Mixtape: The bouncy one in the Retro Squad, guests will be in for some major retrotastic laughs as they bounce up and down, then down and up.


Funk’n’Fly: Reach new retrotastic heights and enjoy a thrillingly funktastic flight.


In an 80’s inspired animated video released with the news; the Resort can be seen putting a call out to the universe for new rides in 1980 when the Theme Park opened. Three rides are then seen landing at the Resort and transforming into the thrilling experiences guests are set to experience. The video is accompanied by a brand-new synthesized version of Hall of the Mountain King, the tune synonymous with the Theme Park, never heard before.


Each experience is placed in a different area of the Theme Park for guests to find, the rides will all be included in the price of a theme park ticket.


"We are committed to creating fun and thrills for families and thrill-seekers and the new retro experiences are different to anything we offer on the theme park. We have introduced a series of new outdoor attractions which are included in the price of a theme park ticket offering guests a nostalgic spin-back to the 80s, which provides an exciting addition which we’re sure our guests will love."

Francis Jackson, General Manager


"We are delighted to announce that the new outdoor attractions will be available from when we open on April 12th. Safety is our number one priority and as well as number of robust health and hygiene measures, we will continue to operate on a reduced capacity when we open, therefore we have strategically placed the new rides around the theme park to help us ensure guests are dispersed and social distancing can be maintained."

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