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The legend lives on in 2024 with Loch Ness Monster, the world’s first interlocking loop coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Loch Ness Monster

The Legend Resurfaces May 10

The world’s first interlocking loop coaster celebrates 46 years as Busch Gardens’ most iconic attraction with a full restoration in 2024, including ALL-NEW thematic and experiential elements. In the year 564, the mythical Loch Ness Monster is believed to have been first spotted in the Highlands of Scotland. Centuries later in 1978, the Loch Ness Monster came alive in Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the form of a coaster so original and iconic that it became a registered landmark. Now in 2024, the Loch Ness Monster will resurface as a fully restored experience loaded with all-new thrilling elements, dramatic storytelling and innovative effects, as it takes riders on its journey through the Scottish terrain via “Nessie’s” newly refurbished signature steel track.

The adventure begins with an enhanced queue experience featuring new storytelling elements, and the quest continues during the lift hill climb, guided by an all-new soundtrack created just for Loch Ness Monster. While braving the first drop, catch a glimpse of something monstrous lurking under the water. After plummeting over 100 feet, race towards the first of two interlocking vertical loops, traveling up to 60 miles per hour. Next, thrill-seekers emerge into a spiraling tunnel, traversing a helix and coming face-to-face with the monster in the shadowy cave lair.

Continually rated a favorite by park guests, this classic interlocking, double-looping steel roller coaster opened in 1978 and is a registered landmark with the American Coaster Enthusiasts organization.

Please note: Loch Ness Monster closes one hour prior to park close. Park hours.

Member-Exclusive Early Ride Time

Members will receive exclusive access to be among the first to ride the newly-reimagined Loch Ness Monster: The Legend Lives On May 2 - 5 before it officially opens to the public on May 10, 2024! 

  • May 2: Platinum & Premier Members Only 
  • May 3 - 5: all Members

Become a Member today and join in this special opportunity only for Members! 

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Get an in-depth look at the history and story of Loch Ness Monster at the All-New sighting center.


Sighting Center

Since Loch Ness Monster debuted in 1978, the world’s first interlocking loop coaster has been thrilling guests for 46 years. Open daily April 4 - 21, get an in-depth look at the history and story of Loch Ness Monster in the all-new Sighting Center. This limited-time walkthrough experience located in Scotland features archived photos, attraction milestones and more.
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    Roller Coaster
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Become a Member

Join Membership to be among the first to ride before the newly-reimagined attraction opens to the public in 2024. Members also get unlimited visits all year long and unbeatable benefits like free parking, free guest tickets and monthly rewards.

Memberships start as low as $14.50/month.

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Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Accessibility information

Our Park Accessibility Guides include important information for our guests with disabilities and functional needs or for those who may require additional assistance. These guides provide details about rider requirements, accessible entrances/exits, park accommodations and more. We encourage guests to use these resources with our park maps, which include other helpful services and locations like First Aid, nursing stations and service animal relief areas.

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