You’re all terrible, terrible people.[Zachary looks at the clock]
Ah! But you see, we've actually doubled-crossed you all!
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Happy April Fools!
The Loch Ness Monster is a steel roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, noted at the time of its opening in 1978 as the world's tallest, fastest, and most innovative roller coaster...
Yes, yes, yes, there are many interesting facts about Nessie involving maths and the like but lets be honest that is not what is important. This ride transcends these sorts of mundane facts and figures.
Ron Toomer, the greatest engineer and designer that ever lived single handily created Nessie as his pièce de résistance, his Concord moment, his Moon Landing. It was and remains the pinnacle of design and innovation. The high point in art in design. Some argue that it may never, can never be succeeded.
At the time when Mr. Busch approached Mr. Toomer with his idea for his master stroke he was uncertain of the feasibility. The original idea did after all come to him in a fever dream. But Ron Toomer was unfazed. After all was it not he that created the Mine Train? Many at the time said it was too audacious that he was tempting fate. The materials and technology just did not exist for that kind of drop, those kinds of loops. Nay they said, "He is building a modern day Tower of Babble!"
Never the less he persisted. The design was finalized and the theme was "flushed out." Only a miss-understood lake monster could possibly represent this masterpiece and with this The Loch Ness Monster was built. Welded on site with American steel that would have made Detroit proud. Crafted with American hands to exacting specifications. The beast rose from the murky depths. It was beauty in motion!
Did Ron Toomer's Reach out stretch his Grasp? Many thought so. Was this the man's folly to be his demise? NO! It was a complete success and put the park on an international stage. It marked a turning point in coaster design and stands to this day as a testament to Man's courage, strength, vision, and will.