Loch Ness Monster (roller coaster)

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Loch Ness Monster
BGE-Loch Ness Monster.jpg
The interlocking vertical loops
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
LocationBusch Gardens Williamsburg
Park sectionScotland
Coordinates37°14′03″N 76°38′46″W / 37.234277°N 76.646°W / 37.234277; -76.646Coordinates: 37°14′03″N 76°38′46″W / 37.234277°N 76.646°W / 37.234277; -76.646
StatusOperating
Opening dateJune 6, 1978
General statistics
TypeSteel
ManufacturerArrow Development
DesignerRon Toomer
ModelCustom Looping Coaster
Track layoutTerrain
Lift/launch systemTwo chain lift hills
Height130 ft (40 m)
Drop114 ft (35 m)
Length3,240 ft (990 m)
Speed60 mph (97 km/h)
Inversions2
Duration2:10
Max vertical angle55°
Capacity800 riders per hour
G-force3.5
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Loch Ness Monster at RCDB
Pictures of Loch Ness Monster at RCDB

The Loch Ness Monster is a steel roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the U.S. state of Virginia. It was the world's first roller coaster to have interlocking loops. The ride is in the Scottish-themed area of the park. It also has a helix tunnel, two lift hills and a 114-foot (35 m) drop. This roller coaster is classified as an American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Landmark.