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Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 54 inches

Robert Niles

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Published: March 30, 2014

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Montu is the Southeast’s tallest and fastest inverted roller coaster. (Inverted coasters are ones where the seats ride under the track, like on a ski lift.) Named after a hawk-headed Egyptian warrior god, this Bolliger & Mabillard thrill ride takes passengers through four first-of-a-kind inverted elements, including a 50-foot vertical loop half buried in an “excavation trench.” While reaching speeds up to 65 miles per hour, Montu takes guests on a three-minute journey over 4,000 feet of non-stop twists and turns.

Hope Woods
Although I'm not usually a big fan of hanging style coasters, I thought Montu was pretty enjoyable! The track (in my opinion) was really long, and I got off the ride feeling a little woozy. The only wait there was was waiting for the car to come up for us to get on. Part of this was probably because of its location in the park, which made it a little tricky to find. Other than that it was fun! If you have a history of getting ill when on roller coasters, you're probably best to skip this attraction.
Overall - 7/10
Mark Hollamon
Florida is really lucky to have some of the best examples of B&M Coasters in the world. Montu certainly is right up at the top.
Dan Barnes
My #1 coaster! Smooth as glass, because they gave it enough room to do what it does. Very re-rideable, intense without beating you up.
Brendan Sutton
My favorite inverted coaster! Montu is intense, smooth, and has seven inversions, enough to satisfy any roller coaster enthusiast! 10/10
Owen  Scott
One of my favorite inverts 10/10 ride at night !!
Nick McKaig
I consider this ride to be perfection for inverted steel coasters. Great inversions, speed, aesthetic elements, and g-forces throughout. Can't ask for much more! 10/10.
Brian Emery
Montu is one of the Beat coasters in the USA. Smooth and powerful.
Bradley Keith
Montu seems like it goes on forever. Instead of feeling like you're in your last moments on earth like on the Beast, on Montu you can enjoy each element as they all fall in a perfect order. It really keeps it's speed throughout the whole ride which is pretty impressive considering the fact it's almost 4,000 feet long.
Joey DeRosa
This is my favorite B&M Inverted coaster! I love how intense the coaster is with 7 inversions, and lots of positive G’s. When I first rode the coaster, I totally blacked out! 10/10.
Karly Tenney
Montu holds a very special place in my heart. It is a very great ride with inversions that make your body tingle, Amazing ride! Thumbs up to Busch gardens for this wonderful coaster that we've had for years and hope to have for many more!
Ben Goldby
Very good and very long ride time only 6 inversions. Why can't they class the immelmann an inversion.
brian newsome
I think this is a perfect use of theming with an already incredible coaster. Perfect all around pacing and very visual in it's theming. I can never get enough of this ride.
Giovanny Cruz
Really good coaster the most extreme rollercoaster in BGT.The wait line it's always low.8/10
Manny Rodriguez
better than shikra yeah shikra has a drop but montu ups the anty on drops loops and well awesomeness
Steven D
A good invert, but not nearly as good as alpengeist. My third favorite ride in the park after kumba and gwazi.
Tim Hillman
Montu gives you your money's worth of thrills and intensity. Probably the best single inverted coaster out there. By the time you get to the end of the ride, you've been through so many ride elements; loops, spirals, negative G's, that you just can't keep track of all of them. A great coaster for those of you who are afraid of big drops since this coaster moves so quickly through the ride elements you won't have time to be afraid.
Another great coaster in Busch Gardens! I could ride it all day long as it's so smooth. Reminds me of Dragon Challenge. 9/10

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