Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Loch Ness Monster

Roller coaster - 48 inches to ride
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The park's signature roller coaster with a 60 mph top speed, The worlds only existing interlocking loops, and long, dark helix tunnel.

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Loch Ness Monster is one of the most well-maintained Arrow loopers ever. It got extensive track rehab during the off-season in the mid-2010s and for its 40th anniversary season in 2018 it got three brand new trains. Other coasters at the park are bigger, faster, more intense... but Nessie is still BGW's centerpiece. And given the length of the line on most days, it's clear Nessie is still loved, even by kids whose parents are younger than the ride!

The sleeper hit of the day. After Anaconda at Kings Dominion, another Arrow looper, I was expecting a metal concert of a ride: lots of head banging. Not the case. Very smooth for its age with a surprisingly intense indoor helix and some beautiful surrounding scenery. Well worth a ride if waits are manageable.

Interlocking loops and very smooth for a 40+ year old Arrow looper, this classic is a favorite of mine, and I recommend riding it if you are at the park.

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