Take a ride into the heart of Loch Ness and discover the mythical Scottish monster...
|Theme Park||Busch Gardens Williamsburg|
|Model||Custom Looping Coaster|
|Max Speed||60 mph|
Built in 1978 by Arrow Dynamics, Loch Ness Monster was the first major rollercoaster at Busch Gardens.
On opening, the ride held the records for the world's fastest and tallest rollercoaster. It was also the first rollercoaster with interlocking loops - the only other Arrow coaster to feature these was Orient Express at Worlds of Fun which has since been removed, leaving Loch Ness Monster as the only example of its kind.
The ride sits within Busch Garden's Scotland themed area, and is based on the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Part of the coaster track runs over the water of the Rhine River, and there is a long dark spiral tunnel containing effects which heighten the Scottish monster theme.
As part of the ride's fortieth anniversary celebrations in 2018 the old Arrow trains were replaced with new trains manufactured by S&S Worldwide. These, together with a good maintenance regime, have ensured that Loch Ness Monster provides a much smoother ride experience than you might expect from an aging Arrow design.
Loch Ness Monster is a real icon for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and one of the must-do experiences at the park. In 2003 it was awarded Coaster Landmark status by the American Coaster Enthusiasts in recognition of its historical significance.
Train in the station
Setting off to find a monster
Bottom of the lift hill
Crossing The Rhine
Dropping into the loop
The first loop
Hitting the brakes
The interlocking loops
Loch Ness Monster from the Skyride