Once riders were seated and restrained, the train was tilted backwards into a ‘lay-down’ position and dispatched. The train traveled backwards out of the station, turned left and traveled up the 115-foot (35 m) lift hill at a 33 degree angle. Screaming Firehawks the expanse one crew one family shirt Once the train reached the top of the lift hill, it dipped down into a twist (called a “Lie-to-Fly”) that turned the trains upside down into a flying position where riders faced the ground.
After the twist, the train traveled down the first drop, reaching speeds of 51 mph (82 km/h). Riders then proceeded through an over banked Horseshoe Curve element, passing the queue area. Following the Horseshoe, the train entered a “Fly-to-Lie” element that turned riders back to a lay-down position.