Guide to Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s New Ride Loch Ness Monster

With incredible new theming and innovations plus that classic coaster thrill, the legend takes on new life when the Loch Ness Monster returns in 2024 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This revived icon blends nostalgia with cutting-edge technology to promise Busch Gardens’ most exciting attraction in decades.

Get ready for the resurrection of a legend – Busch Gardens Williamsburg is thrilled to announce the full restoration and exciting new enhancements coming to the world-famous Loch Ness Monster in 2024. For over 45 years, this groundbreaking interlocking steel coaster has reigned as the park’s most beloved and iconic ride.

Now, in 2024, the Loch Ness Monster will resurface loaded with all-new thrilling features, dramatic storytelling, and innovative special effects as you embark on a quest through the monster’s Scottish lair.

Brave the eerie cave shadows and confront the mysterious creature itself on this fully revamped coaster experience.

From the enhanced queue to the chilling soundtrack, primed your senses for surprises around every spiraling turn. Follow along as we share all the details about the Busch Gardens new ride Williamsburg!

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Excitement, entertainment, and wonder await you at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Escape the ordinary and give yourself and your family a vacation filled with wild adventures when you purchase these discount tickets from Tripster:

About Busch Gardens Williamsburg Loch Ness Monster

Get ready for the reimagined Loch Ness Monster roller coaster, returning to Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park in 2024. This interlocking loop coaster first opened to the public back in 1978 as the original Loch Ness Monster, featuring two thrilling interlocking vertical loops traveling at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour while thrill-seekers emerge plummeting over 100 feet.

The iconic ride will reopen following extensive renovations since October 31, 2023, continuing the Loch Ness Monster’s story with enhanced theming, special effects, and ride access that takes you shockingly close to the legend.

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After braving the first terrifying drop, race towards the coaster’s famous loops before traversing a dark, shadowy tunnel and helix that brings you face-to-face with the monster itself.

The legend lives on in 2024 as this reimagined Loch Ness Monster roller coaster promises the most exciting attraction at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in years.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

Featuring nine villages focused on European countries to venture through, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is always worth a visit.

Cut down on travel time and extend your adventure by staying at one of these discount hotels. Book any of these with Tripster for the greatest deal:

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Vacation Packages

There’s so much to see and experience in Williamsburg, and often, travelers don’t have the budget to take in all of The Burg’s history and glory.

Luckily, Tripster offers vacation packages that allow visitors to marvel at the city’s iconic sites for a deal:

  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg Vacation Package – SAVE up to 46%
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Other Thrilling Rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg


Looking for new rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg? Pantheon is now open to the public. No visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg is complete without experiencing Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch roller coaster.

This 180-foot-tall ride is sure to impress all the daredevils with its four launches, 73 miles per hour speed, a 95° drop, two inversions, and five air-time hills.

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The multi-launch roller coaster harnesses the speed and intensity of the greatest Roman gods, so run to the Festa Italia village to challenge yourself.


Brave nine airtime hills, plus a 74-foot drop that gets as far as 50 mph. InvadR is one of the extreme Busch Gardens Williamsburg rides with speed and strength beyond compare.

aerial view of Pantheon Roller Coaster Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA


Located in the Oktoberfest section of the park, Verbolten is both an indoor and outdoor roller coaster that takes you through the Black Forest in the most compelling way.

Apollo Chariot

Hold on tight when you experience the Apollo’s Chariot®, the park’s award-winning hypercoaster. This thrill drops passengers from 210 feet and surprises them with air-time hills.

Experience the Busch Gardens New Ride Williamsburg

The newly restored Loch Ness Monster roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will take you on an unforgettable expedition where you’ll embark on a quest through the monster’s shadowy lair and confront the elusive creature itself.

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This fully revamped coaster experience blends nostalgia with innovative new features, dramatic effects, and amped-up theming.

Brave the shadows and experience the legend reborn when the Loch Ness Monster returns in 2024. Meanwhile, you can embark on another thrilling adventure or wild expedition with a Busch Gardens Williamsburg vacation package.

Don’t miss your chance to confront the mythical beast yourself!


Start Date:

March 14, 2024 @ 8:00 am CDT

End Date:

December 31, 2024 @ 5:00 pm CST



Busch Gardens Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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