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    Montu is an awesome roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. I would have to say it is deinatley one of the best parks I have been to in America. It’s an inverted roller coaster built by Bolliger and Mabillard (Greatest Coaster Builders of all Time) :) .  It’s the Parks second roller coaster design after the Kumba. When the ride opened in 1996 it was the world’s fastest and tallest roller coaster. Hard to believe really because I’m sure I have seen bigger ones before this one was made. The ride stands at 150-foot-tall and reaches 60 miles per hour. The record used to be held by its rival the “Raptor” at Cedar Point. Montu still holds on to its record for the 7 inversions on an inverted roller coaster.

    The drop then twists down 150 feet and into a 104-foot-tall vertical loop, reaching speeds that go over 60 miles per hour. Following the vertical loop, an Immelmann loop comes next, and provides a ‘foot chopper’ element with the pylon. After completing the Immelmann, the train goes through a zero-G roll. Following the zero-G roll, riders are then flipped upside down double during the Batwing element. Following the Batwing, the trains slow down on the block brake before entering a twisting dive to the right and going through a second, 66-foot-tall vertical loop and then into sweeping arches finishing off with a corkscrew finale. A final turn brings the train into the brake run. In total, the ride has seven inversions: a 104-foot vertical loop, an Immelmann loop, a Zero G roll, a Batwing (two inversions), a 66-foot-tall vertical loop, and a corkscrew.

    I wouldn’t say it’s the best inverted roller coaster I have ever ridden but I can tell you it’s worth the ride. If I was going to put a rating on it, I would say an average 7 out of 10.

    Quick Info:

    Current Coaster Name: Montu
    Current Park Name: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    Previous Ride Name(s): N/A
    Location: Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
    Status: Operating
    Links: http://buschgardens.com/bgt/
    Cost: N/A

    Technical Info:

    Type: Steel Inverted
    Opened:
    May 1996
    Designer:
    Bolliger and Mabillard
    Features:
    Themed, 2 Tunnels
    Height:
    150 feet
    Max Drop:
    128 feet
    Max Speed:
    60 mph
    Length:
    3983 feet
    Acceleration:
    N/A
    Inversions:
    7
    Duration:
    3.00 mins

    Capacity:
    1710 per hour

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