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Montu Specs
Operating Since:
May 16, 1996
Bollinger & Mabillard
B&M Steel Inverted
3983 ft
150 ft
Largest Drop:
128 ft
Angle of Descent:
50 degrees
60 mph
3 trains
8 cars per train
4 riders per car
(4 across seating)
Ride Duration:
Ride Capacity:
1710 riders per hour
Montu is a classic B&M style "inverted" coaster, with a large sprawling layout and several elements that dip below grade through underground tunnels and trenches.

Although the ride begins with the fairly standard combination of B&M elements; vertical loop (104 ft)-Immelman roll-camelback "zero-G" roll; the traditional B&M "cobra roll" is replaced with a unique element labeled a "batwing." This double looping dive creates nice positive-G forces at the bottom, and is much smoother and more entertaining than the cobra roll in this riders opinion.

A unique feature of this ride plays off the wild animal theme that pervades the Tampa Bay park: upon leaving the station the trains pass over a pit of live crocodiles as they turn to head toward the lift hill!

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