Stand by for action. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Thunderbirds are go! All things F.A.B from this internationally recognised 1960s TV series appeared at Alton Towers in the 1980s.

Fact File

Location: Talbot Street

Manufacturer: Gerry Anderson

Opening Year: 1982

Closing Year: 1990

The Thunderbirds, along with Space 1999, came to Alton Towers in 1982 and appeared in an exhibition at the end of Talbot Street.

The exhibition remained at Alton Towers until 1990, to be later replaced by first the Octopus and then the Vintage Cars.