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Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster

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roller coaster
Loch Ness Monster
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Status Operating since 1978
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Designer / calculations Ron Toomer
Type Steel - Terrain
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Two chain lift hills
Height130 feet
Drop114.2 feet
Top speed60 mph
Length3240 feet
Inversions2
Steepest drop55°
Duration2:10
G-force3.5 g
HELP
A view of the interlocking loops
Elements

Loch Ness Monster is a steel roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia, USA. The ride was built by Arrow Dynamics and opened in 1978. It is the first of two full-circuit roller coasters featuring interlocking loops, the other being the now defunct Orient Express at Worlds of Fun.

Ride experience[edit | edit source]

The coaster starts with two two turns before the lift hill. The train drops at 60 mph. After the left turn, the train goes into the first loop. The train hits the brakes and enters the tunnel with a helix. After exiting the tunnel, the train climbs the second lift hill. It turns right, entering the second loop, before returning to the loading station.

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
tied with
Giant Coaster

June 1978 - April 1987
Preceded by
Montaña Rusa
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
tied with
Giant Coaster

June 1978 - April 1987
Succeeded by
Vortex