Thrillseekers fuming as huge UK rollercoaster opening delayed ‘by bird’s nest’

Fun-loving theme park fans have been left disappointed after a long-awaited rollercoaster was delayed because of a bird's nest.

The ride at Drayton Manor Resort in Staffordshire named 'Loki' will not be in operation due to birds making themselves at home on the ride, reports StaffordshireLive

The impromptu home for the feathered friends is limiting access to a main mechanical area, according to park officials.

Drayton Manor, a popular visitor attraction near Tamworth, had announced details on a new Viking area described as a "whole new land of discovery" back in March, with the original opening date of Sunday, May 29 set to coincide with the May half-term holidays.

But the unwelcome find appears to have set back the centrepiece of the launch at a crucial time, with the rest of the area set to open as normal.

A spokesperson for Drayton Manor told StaffordshireLive: "The Vikings area as a whole will be open to the public from Sunday, but Loki will remain out of operation. The remaining rides in the area will still be open, along with the rest of the park."

According to the theme park's website, Loki will be a "family thrill ride" with "eight gondolas and four arms rotating" at high speed.

One of the rides to be revealed on time is a "brand new Disk'O Coaster" callled Thor, which is described as giving an "ultimate weightless sensation".

It is the second new area of the park Drayton Manor which has opened in the last year, as the park opened its new River Rapids ride last summer based in a new nautical-themed area called Adventure Cove.

Over in the United States, the world's 'steepest dive' rollercoaster is set to open next month with a jaw-dropping incline of 150 feet.

The ride has multiple drops of 90 degrees or more, which creates the sensation of free-falling while you’re still safely strapped in.

After riders are hoisted 150ft into the air, they’ll whiz downwards at 95 degree angle at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

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