Montu is an inverted steel roller coaster located in the Egypt section of the park, and has been thrilling guests for over 20 years.
Official Open Date: May 16, 1996
Height: 150 ft
Length: 3,983 ft
Max Speed: 60 mph
Its grand opening was May 16, 1996, one day after invited media and season ticket holders got a chance to ride.
Montu is named after a hawk-headed Egyptian war god.
When it opened, Montu was listed as the world’s tallest and fastest inverted roller coaster. In 2002, Montu was being advertised as the world’s tallest and longest inverted roller coaster.
Montu was featured in the second episode of Insane Coaster Wars on the Travel Channel on July 8, 2012.
Additional details and images on Montu will be added in the future.
“Coasters by the Numbers” Fact Sheet, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 8/16/2016
St. Petersburg Times | May 16 1996 – accessed 1/14/2017
Busch Gardens Tampa | Aug 11 2015 – accessed 7/21/2018
Travel Channel | Insane Coaster Wars – accessed 1/21/2019