78-year-old grandma is loving every minute of her first roller-coaster ride

"Is my hair OK?"


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Published Apr 9, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 12:23 pm CDT

“I dare to do anything.”

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With that stalwart spirit, Ria, a 78-year-old grandmother, recently let her granddaughter Daisy take her on a new adventure: her very first roller coaster ride.

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Filmed by Vodafone Firsts, which chronicles people’s first-time experiences, Ria takes her maiden voyage through the twists, turns, and loops of a roller coaster named Formule X at an amusement park in The Netherlands.

Throughout the video Ria sports an enthusiastic, youthful smile and is giddy with excitement. 

“Is my hair OK?” she asks once the ride ends.

You can see the full film here, in which Ria accompanies a 72-year-old woman, An, on an airplane for the first time in her life.

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Perhaps we’ll soon see a follow-up video that showcases Ria’s first trip on the Tilt-a-Whirl.

H/T Buzzfeed / Image via Vodafone Firsts/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 9, 2014, 4:20 pm CDT