Over thirty years since it was built, the Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens has to be one of the most beloved Arrow creations on the planet. Its signature interlocking loops next to the Rhine River have been a landmark of Busch Gardens Williamsburg for many years. As a kid I remember seeing commercials that featured the two trains lit up with lights, running at night, and looping simultaneously. It was like nothing I (and likely many had never seen). Unfortunately, they don’t usually run the ride this way. I asked the park why and I can’t remember their answer. If anyone knows, feel free to chime in below.
The steel masterpiece has held up well over the years thanks to Busch’s maintenance (which I detailed here in my post on the park’s coaster tour). I’m sure Nessie still surprises new riders who have no idea where they’re headed as it’s pretty tough to see the ride’s entire layout thanks to the abundance of trees.
Here’s a video that shows the trains looping together:
What’s Your Take?
What’s your take on this photo and Loch Ness Monster? Would you say it’s Arrow’s best coaster, or at least best looper? Leave a comment below.
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