Loch Ness Monster reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Loch Ness Monster, a roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by George McClelland
The park's signature roller coaster with a 60 mph top speed, The worlds only existing interlocking loops, and long, dark helix tunnel.
Classic 7/10 !! - Owen Scott
A super smooth ride (for an Arrow), nice force through the interlocking loops, and great landscaping! -9 - Ryan Pickhardt
A very old steel coaster but a lot of FUN. Great for repeat rides and it's nicely themed. 9/10 - Rob Pastor
This is by far my favorite Arrow coaster. It's not their tallest, fastest, or most inversions. This is why I like it so much. No corkscrews or any elements too rough. When Arrow went for a record breaker they got an extremly rough Steel Phantom. They should have just made them all like this. - Bradley Keith
This was much more fun than I thought it would be. This is a great "classic" coaster! It is still very smooth for its age. Lines were usually very short (early June). 8/10 - Roger S
I don't know how such an old coaster can run so smoothly after over thirty-five years! What a great classic, made of steel and true American craftsmanship. - Jorge Arnoldson
I love this coaster, In 1996, the ride had no station or cave. in 2010, the ride had every thing modern coasters have, but it was better in 1996. My uncle ride this at age 7 in 1979 and his mom took about 20 pics of it. From those pics it looked like lock ness was the only standing structure in the park. Well anyways this is my 13th favorite coseter. - Steven D
The most beautiful coaster in the world. My most FAVE! She is SO beautiful & SMOOTH too! Definitly worth the wait to get on this one! I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope they don't do away w/this one. She truly IS one of a kind! Another really kewl part is that down by the Rhine River cruise is a walk way that you can literally stand right under Nessie as she rolls by. If I were just two feet taller, I bet I could actually touch her! - Adrienne McDonald
An oldie, but a goodie. You can't go wrong with the Loch Ness Monster! It's always the first thing we do in the park! - Hannah Atkins
I think they slowed down the ride, I remember it going a lot faster 15 or so years ago. Also, what happened to setting up the double loop where both coasters would hit the loop at the same time? That is what made this unique! - Michael Scott
Obviously not the best in any category, but deserves its merit for being simply enjoyable. Definitely not the typical beginner coaster, though it is gentle enough (if you can trick a newbie into it). Seats are a tad tight, but the whole ride is comfortable. - Jean Seo-Park
This was the first looping roller coaster I rode. It didn't disapoint. I closed my eyes the first time through, but later learned a whole section of it was in the dark. Kind of ironic, don't you think? - Justin Curtis
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