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  Loch Ness Monster
by b1bob

The Loch Ness Monster was Busch Gardens Williamsburg's first roller coaster to take advantage of the scenery and terrain already at the park. The ride was the first coaster to feature interlocking loops. Loch Ness is also one of the few coasters to feature two separate lift hills. After the riders board the train, it rolls out of the station and into a U-turn that takes it to the first lift hill. Once the riders slowly climb their way to the top of the lift hill, it's just a short 90-degree turn and the train flies down the first hill of around 114 feet (35 m.). The riders reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour (97 km./h.) as they fly down the hill and over the water below. After the drop, the train does a quick 180 and it plunges into the high loop. Next, dive into the double downwards helix that is entirely enclosed in a rock-like formation. The Loch Ness then slides out of the helix and into a small left turn into the second of the lift hills. At the top of the second lift hill, the train goes through a quick U-turn and then drops down the hill and into the lower of the interlocking loops. Try it at night- it's twice as exciting.

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  • Updated Apr 26, 2004
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