There’s a new attraction at Drayton Manor and it’s left people feeling dizzy before they’ve even ridden it. See for yourself:
The theme park in Staffordshire introduced fans to a new ‘Vikings’ series for its Spring 2022 season, one of which is the Loki ride.
Taking to its TikTok page, Drayton Manor shared a clip of the attraction in action, writing: “There’s nothing Loki about this.”
Named after the mythological God of Mischief, Loki is the UK’s first Zamperla Nebulaz.
As the official description puts it: “Loki is a family thrill ride with eight gondolas and four arms rotating in a fast-intermeshing orbit.
“Inspired by the malevolent god of mischief, Loki will send passengers soaring to new heights, offering a truly hypnotic experience from both the sky and ground.”
While fans are yet to try the ride, many have been left baffled by the video, which shows the mechanical arms as they appear to fly past each other in all directions.
“My poor brain,” wrote one user, while another said, “This is bringing me to tears I don’t understand.”
A third asked, “Def an April’s fools?” to which Drayton Manor responded: “Nope! Loki will be opening in our brand new Vikings area this Spring.”
Numerous commenters compared the clip to the opening of Spy Kids 2, and there were just as many expressing excitement about the ride.
“Unbelievable, can't not wait to ride this,” said one, with another adding, “I’ve always wanted a nebulaz in the UK!!”
Well, now their dreams have come true.
Alongside Loki, there’s a host of new attractions in the park’s Vikings area, which are said to be ‘inspired by ancient gods and legends’.
Of course, you can’t have Loki without Thor, which in Drayton Manor’s world will be in the form of the eagerly awaited Disk'O Coaster.
The website states: “Thor is a new vibrantly coloured family thrill ride, named after the infamous god of thunder.
“It will send those brave enough to board spinning in a giant wheel across a coaster track for the ultimate weightless sensation.”
For those looking to brave their first mini coaster, there’s Jormungandr, a reimagined version of Drayton Manor's family-favourite Buffalo Coaster.
Alongside the rides, kids can make the most of a Vikings training attraction called Sleipnir, and there’ll also be a Walhalla restaurant featuring wooden benches surrounding a sizzling BBQ pit.
And for anyone wishing to extend the fun overnight, guests can enjoy one of the 10 new Vikings-themed rooms at its on-site hotel.