Do you remember the first time that you experienced a roller coaster? If so, you probably realize by now that it can be a thrill at any age, especially if you’ve waited nearly eight decades for the experience. Meet Ria Van den Brand, a 78-year-old grandmother from the Netherlands who took her first coaster ride recently. Continue reading for the video and more information.

According to The Huffington Post, “She had also never flown in an airplane before. As part of the ‘Firsts’ marketing campaign from telecom giant Vodafone, she and 71-year-old An Bernaards both took to the air for the first time. The coaster ride was to help prepare Van den Brand for her maiden flight. Bernaards, who was more nervous about flying, was put into a virtual reality flight simulator.”