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    The Barnstormer

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Description And Comments

The Barnstormer is a very small roller coaster with a zippy ride but a supershort track. In fact, of the 53 seconds the ride is in motion, 32 seconds are consumed in leaving the loading area, being ratcheted up the first hill, and braking into the off-loading area. The actual time you spend careering around the track is 21 seconds.

The Barnstormer is a fairly benign introduction to the roller-coaster genre and a predictably positive way to help your children step up to more-adventuresome rides. Simply put, a few circuits will increase your little one’s confidence and improve his or her chances for enjoying Disney’s more adult attractions. (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train would be the next to try.) That said, this is one of those "kiddie" coasters that can be rougher on adults than children; the turns are tight as are the seats, so grown-ups can get a little dizzy during that 21 seconds of thrill.

Touring Tips

The cars of this dinky coaster are too small for most adults and tend to whiplash taller people. Parties without children should skip this one. If you’re touring with children, you have a problem: The ride is visually and aurally appealing, and most kids want to ride, subjecting the whole family to slow-moving lines. If The Barnstormer is high on your children’s hit parade, try to ride within the first 2 hours that Fantasyland is open. This attraction is rarely a good use of FastPass+.

The Barnstormer Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for The Barnstormer when you visit on a day with a given Magic Kingdom Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see The Barnstormer Wait Times.

Special Comments

  • This attraction has a minimum-height requirement of 35 inches.
  • This attraction offers rider swap.

Must be 35" or taller to ride.

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