The Barnstormer

Take Flight With Goofy on the Barnstormer

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Hold onto your seat and get ready to take off with The Great Goofini for a wild stunt show ride on the Barnstormer, a junior-sized roller coaster in the Storybook Circus section of Fantasyland. This attraction particularly appeals to preschoolers and children who may be intimidated by (or unable to meet the height restriction of) larger roller coasters, but are still seeking a speedy adventure. Be warned: though this attraction is loved by some of Walt Disney World’s smaller guests, its speed and zip is still enough to give experienced riders a thrill!

This much-loved attraction originally opened in 1996 as part of Mickey’s Toontown Fair. The attraction closed in 2011 to make room for Storybook Circus. Its name and theming changed during the Fantasyland expansion, but the ride remained otherwise intact. The Barnstormer reopened with its new name and theme along with the first half of Storybook Circus in early 2012.

You must be 35 inches to ride The Barnstormer. Children under 7 years old are required to ride with someone over 14 years of age. Rider swap is available for this attraction and it may be useful if you are traveling with more than one young child. FastPass+ is available for this attraction as well. If The Barnstormer is on your “must-do” list, this attraction may be a wise use of FastPass+.