Loch Ness Monster
Loch Ness Monster was the first coaster with interlocking loops. Two years later, Arrow built their second ride with interlocking loops, Orient Express at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri. That ride operated from 1980 to 2003. Those were the only continuous-circuit coasters that had two vertical loops crossing over each other. The third and final ride with linked loops was actually two separate, launched shuttle loops at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The two coasters were constructed at 90° angles to each other with one coaster constructed higher than the other one. The coaster's loops were intertwined and were both rides were called Lightnin' Loops. The lower of the coasters operated from 1978 to 1986, and then was Standing But Not Operating from 1987 to 1992. It was relocated in 1993 and currently operates as Diamond Back at Frontier City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The upper of the two coasters ran from 1978 to 1992. It was relocated and operated from 1993 to 1998 as Python at Six Flags America in Largo, Maryland. It was taken down and was stored in a field from 1999 to 2005. It was eventually scrapped.
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