Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s oldest roller coaster is getting enhanced for the park’s 2024 season. 

The Virginia theme park announced Wednesday that Loch Ness Monster will be getting “a full restoration in 2024, including ALL-NEW thematic and experiential elements,” without providing other details. 

This confirms rumors first reported by BGWFans.com on Aug. 11. The website has a sterling record of revealing additions to Busch Gardens Williamsburg before projects are officially announced by the park, including the park’s latest coaster, DarKoaster

Entrance to Loch Ness Monster (Theme Park Tribune)

Loch Ness Monster first opened in 1978 and was designed by Arrow Dynamics, the now-defunct amusement rides company that drove the coaster boom in that decade with the first modern looping coasters. This 130-foot-tall, 60-mph ride was itself a historic one, being the first coaster in the world to feature interlocking loops. 

The last major overhaul to the ride was receiving new trains for its 40th anniversary in 2018.