This coaster from Arrow Dynamics is the only operating coaster to feature two interlocking vertical loops. It has a long train although I didn’t count the number of rows and the stats are not available on rcdb. The restraint consists of an overhead harness. Upon departing the loading station, the train ascends a 130-foot lift hill, with the chain clanking away, before turning right and dropping 114 feet to Busch Garden’s Rhine River, then rising up into the first of the loops. It then races into a downward spiraling tunnel, from which it travels up a second lift hill before again turning right and entering the second loop. The ride comes to an end shortly after the second loop.
Considering the fact that this ride dates back to 1978, it has stood the test of time very well. I was expecting a headbanger but this is not the case. It’s remarkably smooth and the initial drop is sizeable for the time at which this coaster was built. Among the highlights of the ride is the tunnel, longer than I had anticipated and a very enjoyable element. The Loch Ness Monster is a lot of fun. 4 out of 5 stars. From more information about rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, visit https://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-williamsburg/