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Greater location(s) Donkey Kong Island
Ruler(s) Funky Kong
Inhabitant(s) Funky Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country 2 Donkey Kong Country 3
DK: Jungle Climber

First Appearance Donkey Kong Country
Latest Appearance DK: Jungle Climber
"Yeah, Kongs! Like, jump in and like, um, jet outta here!"
—Funky Kong

Funky's Flights is a free travel service operated by Funky Kong in Donkey Kong Country and DK: Jungle Climber. It was renamed Funky's Flights II in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.


Donkey Kong Country

In Donkey Kong Country, dropping in at Funky's nearest hut, Funky will let the two Kongs ride around the island in his Funky Barrel, free of charge. However, the Jumbo Barrel is unable to travel to any areas that the Kongs haven't yet visited, thus preventing players from skipping levels. Rather, Funky's Flights merely serves as a bridge between the accessed areas of the island.

With one airport in every area on Donkey Kong Island, Funky's Flights is the only way for Donkey and Diddy to travel between areas of the island without beating a boss.

In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country, Funky also runs a minigame called Funky's Fishing along with helping with flights.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

See also: Funky's Flights II

It was renamed and reworked in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. It was fairly different since the Funky Barrel was noticeably replaced, but functions in a similar way.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

See also: Funky's Rentals

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! was the most drastically changed from Funky's Flights, but still has its heritage.

DK: Jungle Climber

In DK: Jungle Climber Funky runs his flight service once more. Here, Donkey and Diddy must collect a certain number of Oil Barrels to be able to use the Funky Barrel and fly to another island. Interestingly, the instruction booklet for DK Jungle Climber refers to Funky's Flight service as "Funky Flights", rather than "Funky's Flights". The reasons for this small name change are unknown.

Appearances in Other Media

In the Donkey Kong Country animated series, Funky's Flights was located near the beach and docks of Kongo Bongo Island and had a complex system built into that could raise the entire hut into the air and suspend it there. On the show, Funky's Flights, along with offering plane rides to people, it also made deliveries for Bluster's Barrel Works. The inside of Funky's Flights was also shown on occasion on the show and was filled with surfer memorabilia, as one would expect a place owned by Funky Kong to have, along with other objects like a couch, refrigerator and paintings.



  • This is the only Kong Family member-related location/service in the original game to have its background be set anywhere other than what looks like first area Kongo Jungle, which would be the residential area of Donkey Kong Island for the Kongs. It appears it's set in the game's second area Monkey Mines.
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