The most daring part of the ride—the drop into the ravine along the river—was part of the Pippin. Vettel added a lift hill and several helix turns in the middle of the ride that upped the thrill factor significantly. Three of the Century Flyer trains still in use on the ride have been racing around the track since the 1950s, without much change. It’s not a huge surprise; when you settle into the car and the bar drops, it feels barely secure, though I’ve not flown out yet. Smaller riders actually “get air” on some of the larger drops, though my now-middle-aged body now wedges itself securely in place.