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04/08/2014 11:32 pm ET Updated Apr 09, 2014

Grandma's First Roller Coaster Ride At 78 Years Old Is Pure Magic

The first time on a roller coaster can be a thrill at any age -- but it must be especially awesome if you've waited nearly eight decades for the experience.

This is Ria Van den Brand, a grandmother from the Netherlands who took her first coaster ride at the ripe young age of 78.

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.

You can watch a full video about the pair here.

(h/t Buzzfeed)

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