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Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 54 inches

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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.


My favorite B&M invert. Top 10 coaster for me.
A fantastic invert, the best I've ridden. Long, intense, and well themed. What more could you ask for from a coaster? 9/10
The best ride at the park and one of the best in Florida, it's very intense and has a great layout that many other inverted coasters lack. It's very smooth and unlike some other rides in the park, the restraints are very comfortable, there aren't many downsides to this ride and is a reason to come to this park in itself. 10/10
Good B&M. Not my favorite, but still packs a big punch.
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
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.
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.
My favorite inverted coaster! Montu is intense, smooth, and has seven inversions, enough to satisfy any roller coaster enthusiast! 10/10

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