Interlocking loops

Loch Ness Monster's interlocking loops
Interlocking loops on Orient Express

Interlocking loops are an element consisting of two vertical loops that cross over each other, making a similar shape to that of chain links. Only two complete-circuit roller coasters have ever featured this element: Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Orient Express at Worlds of Fun. A third attraction also featured this element: Lightnin' Loops at Six Flags Great Adventure, however it was made up of two separate Launched Loops. After its close in 1998 the two tracks were separated and sent to Six Flags America as Python, where it closed in 1998 and Frontier City operating presently as Diamond Back. With the closing of Lightnin' Loops and Orient Express, Loch Ness Monster is the only remaining roller coaster with interlocking loops. All three rides were built by Arrow Dynamics.

Name Park Manufacturer Opened Status
Loch Ness Monster
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Arrow Dynamics June 6, 1978 Operating
Orient Express
Worlds of Fun
Arrow Dynamics April 4, 1980 Closed in 2003
Lightnin' Loops
Six Flags Great Adventure
Arrow Dynamics May 23, 1978 Closed in 1992

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