Drayton Manor’s new thrill ride goes viral

Theme park fanatics have been left stumped by a new ride at Drayton Manor.

The Staffordshire-based theme park has given guests a preview of several new attractions set to open later this year as part of its Viking-themed expansion, including the Loki thrill ride – which left fans perplexed with its mechanical arms seeming to cross from all directions.


The new Loki ride at Drayton Manor has social media users confused

Named after the legendary god of mischief, Loki will be the UK’s first Zamperla Nebulaz – a type of family thrill ride with eight gondolas and four arms spinning in a fast-tangle orbit.

The highly anticipated ride will send thrill seekers to new heights, with the official Drayton Manor website promising that the ride will provide “a truly hypnotic experience from both the sky and the ground”.

A viral clip of the ride in action has already garnered over 1.1 million views after being uploaded to Drayton Manor Corporate Accounts Last week.

Some viewers speculated that the clip might be an April Fool’s Day joke, while others drew comparisons to a fairground ride seen in the 2002 action movie Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams.

Loki ride will be part of Drayton Manor's next Vikings expansion


Loki ride will be part of Drayton Manor’s next Vikings expansionCredit: Drayton Manor Resort
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The clip caused confusion among theme park fanatics as it showed Loki’s mechanical arms apparently overlapping at high speed.

One TikTok user commented, “This makes me cry, I don’t understand.”

Another said: ‘I’ve watched this about 200 times and I’m still no closer to understanding how it works.

A third theme park fan said, “Even my glasses need glasses after watching this.”

Drayton Manor has excited theme park fanatics with a preview of new attractions


Drayton Manor has excited theme park fanatics with a preview of new attractionsCredit: Unknown, clear with photo office
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The upcoming Vikings expansion at Drayton Manor will also feature a disco-coaster named after the God of Thunder, Thor.

Guests will also be able to ride Jormungandr, a reimagined version of Drayton Manor’s Buffalo Coaster.

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