Alton Towers has three new 80s themed rides – and you can try them from Monday

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Alton Towers Resort has revealed it is taking guests back to the 80s with three new retro pop-up rides for the 2021 season.

When the theme park reopens from Monday, April 12, guests can experience a nostalgic spin-back to the 80s 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.

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

Roller Disco: Get ready to slide and swirl, round and round, faster and faster.

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

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

Each experience is placed in a different area of the theme park for guests to find. The rides are included in the price of a theme park ticket.

Francis Jackson, general manager, said: “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.

“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.”

Alton Towers Resort has implemented a wide range of measures to help ensure good health and hygiene whilst guests enjoy a fun day out including enhanced cleaning regimes, social distancing, temperature checks and mask wearing on all rides and attractions for those aged over 11 years (unless medically exempt).

The Theme Park will be operating on reduced capacity and pre-booking is essential to aid social distancing across the resort.

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