Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Montu, a roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. (The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
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.
One of my favorite inverts 10/10 ride at night !! - Owen Scott
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. - Nick McKaig
Montu is one of the Beat coasters in the USA. Smooth and powerful. - Brian Emery
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. - Bradley Keith
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. - Joey DeRosa
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! - Karly Tenney
Very good and very long ride time only 6 inversions. Why can't they class the immelmann an inversion. - Ben Goldby
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. - brian newsome
Really good coaster the most extreme rollercoaster in BGT.The wait line it's always low.8/10 - Giovanny Cruz
better than shikra yeah shikra has a drop but montu ups the anty on drops loops and well awesomeness - Manny Rodriguez
A good invert, but not nearly as good as alpengeist. My third favorite ride in the park after kumba and gwazi. - Steven D
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. - Tim Hillman
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 - D H
Best inverted coaster I have ever been on. It is so smooth, and the ride is long enough to really enjoy all the effects. If you love loops, twists, and speed this is the roller coaster for you. Tip - the front row is the best! - Chris Hall
Enjoyed this ride a lot! went fast and was smooth. Recommend must ride. - Terri Pierce
Always took this ride for granted for living in Florida but this type of B&M is top-notch. No other type offers this many array of inversions and takes you through tunnels/obstacles the same way. It is a solid 8.5/10 and it can't be missed. Make it the first coaster on your entry to the park. - Jose Vazquez
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