The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini Fantasyland Magic Kingdom

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The Barnstormer Highlights:

INTRODUCTION

Formerly known as The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm, this roller coaster soars high above the Storybook Circus, now featuring Goofy as The Great Goofini. 

It is specifically designed as a children’s coaster, with a short height requirement and ride time, making it perfect to introduce kids to thrill rides.

ATTRACTION DESCRIPTION

The Barnstormer featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini: The entrance is marked by a circus-type ticket booth, to go along with the overall theme of the Storybook Circus area.

The coaster vehicle itself is designed to look like a 1920s stunt plane, in the tradition of classic air shows, with Goofy starring as the daredevil pilot, known as The Great Goofini. Along the queue are several cute vignettes featuring the antics of Goofini. After soaring high above the circus for just 90 seconds, in typical Goofy fashion, you finish the ride by safely “crashing” through a billboard.

RIDE LOGISTICS

Barnstormer is a FastPass+ attraction.- however it often has a lower wait time than other big attractions in the park. 

This is a very short coaster ride — about 1.5 minutes!

Accessibility: Guests must transfer from wheelchair/ECV to the ride vehicle to experience The Barnstormer. Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this attraction.

Height requirement for this attraction is 35 inches (89 cm).

Warnings:  Pregnant women or others with medical considerations are advised against riding this attraction. This ride can be jarring to guests with sensitive backs or other medical concerns.

Rider Switch (aka Child Swap) is available at this attraction.

The queue is outdoors, and only portions offer some (not a lot) protection from the sun.

Seat Description:  Seats might be restrictive; guests may wish to ride alone due to limited leg space and/or small bench size.

LOCATION

The Barnstormer is located at the back of the Storybook Circus, near the Fantasyland Train Station and Casey Jr.’s Splash & Soak Station.

The nearest restrooms are housed in the nearby roundhouse used for the Casey Jr. Circus Train.

KIDS AND CHARACTERS

This coaster was specifically designed for kids! Although this is a fairly tame roller coaster, it may still be too rough for children under 3.

If you want to meet The Great Goofini himself, you can head over to Pete’s Silly Sideshow across from the the Casey Jr. Splash n’ Soak Station. There you’ll find a meet and greet with Goofy dressed as The Great Goofini, along with Donald as The Astounding Donaldo. In a seperate line you can also meet Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, also dressed in circus attire!

SHOPPING

There is no gift shop specific to The Barnstormer, however you’ll find Big Top Souvenirs is the place to shop while you are visiting Storybook Circus. The store offers a wide selection of merchandise for kids and adults, much like the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. 

INTERESTING FACTS

The Barnstormer opened October 1, 1996. Previously, the site was Grandma Duck’s Petting Farm in Mickey’s Birthdayland (and had been since 6/18/88).

The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farms closed in February 2011 as part of the Fantasyland expansion. It reopened March 12, 2012 with its new Great Goofini theme.

The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm was one of three Disney attractions in the United States that took its name from Opryland USA theme park.

“The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm” has been honored with a remembrance. If you look behind “The Barnstormer” sign that graces the entrance, you can see the jumbled letters that once read “Wiseacre Farm.”

As you exit your aircraft, take a moment and check out some of Goofini’s gear, including First (and Second) Aid kits.

The maximum speed for The Barnstormer is 25 miles per hour.

Goofy’s Sky School is a similar attraction at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif.

Stand near stroller parking to get great photos of the coaster traveling through the billboard. If you’re in the Dumbo queue, you’ll be able to see The Barnstormer crest the first hill.