Riders ascend the lift headfirst while laying on their backs.  After a slight drop, trains go through the "lie-to-fly" element to bring riders face down into the flying position. 

The track closest to the camera in this image shows the first "fly-to-lie" element which positions riders face up going into the 66-foot tall vertical loop. 

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