The Barnstormer

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom Park

  • Land: Fantasyland
  • Type: Thrill Ride
ExperienceMild but Wild Rides, Fun for Little Ones
Height35 inches (89cm) or taller
Duration1 minute

The Barnstormer presents a new twist on a classic ride. Previously The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre farm, the ride is back in action at Storybook Circus with a brand new look and a story that's sure to delight.

Now, Goofy has goofed his way into the role of a circus stunt pilot, The Great Goofini. In the tradition of classic air shows, The Great Goofini takes you away on a spiraling stunt plane adventure. Your twisting, turning, daredevil, roller coaster "flight" takes you high above the grounds of Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland. Here, Guests of all ages can enjoy a thrilling ride with whimsical touches-along with a unique view of the circus-themed action below.

As you board the airplane, you'll follow Goofy's out-of-control path, swooping, twisting and turning until you finally barrel through a giant billboard to come out on the other side. The coaster has a bright new look and the track is more open than before. As you head through the queue, pay attention to the scenes you pass that will tell you the story of The Great Goofini and some of his failed stunts. The ride itself is fast but fairly tame, and short - less than a minute in length.

Touring Tips

  • It's a great ride for the young and the young at heart, although the cars are small and are not designed to hold larger adults.


  • The rocket's named Dolores. That was also the name of the Elephant first seen in the Goofy short film "Tiger Trouble" (1945) in again the 1948 Goofy' short The Big Wash. Dolores' last appearance was in the Donald short "Working for Peanuts," which also featured Chip & Dale.
  • Instead of flying through a barn, you break through a sign.


The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini is the successor to The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm which closed in February of 2011 as part of the Fantasyland expansion.

Grandma Duck's Petting Farm (1988 - 1996) A petting zoo named Grandma Duck's Petting Farm previously occupied the site where The Great Goofini now sits. This petting zoo was located in the Mickey's Birthdayland section of Fantasyland and was home to Minnie Moo, a holstein cow that was famous for having a Hidden Mickey on its side. In 1996 the petting zoo was removed and Minnie Moo was relocated to Fort Wilderness. She later died from natural causes. The barn which housed the petting zoo was integrated into The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm.

The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm (1996 - 2011) After the closure of Grandma Duck's Petting Farm in early 1996, the Magic Kingdom began construction on a junior roller coaster called The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm. It opened in Mickey's Toontown Fair on October 1, 1996. The Barnstormer was one of three attractions at American Disney parks which took its name from former attractions at the now-defunct Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, Tennessee. The other two attractions are Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure Park and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm appeared to be an airplane school taught by Goofy. The story behind this ride included guests flying in Goofy's homemade airplane as it swooped, twisted and turned. It then went full speed into a barn. Inside the barn were three Audio-Animatronic chickens from Epcot's former World of Motion attraction. A Hidden Mickey formed by a jumble of wires could be found in the attraction's queue near the "popcorn plants".

The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini (2011 - Present) Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland is currently undergoing a large expansion and renovation. Mickey's Toontown Fair closed permanently on February 12, 2011 in order to make way for the expansion. Some elements of Mickey's Toontown Fair will be demolished and others will be re-themed to a new Storybook Circus area. The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm was re-themed to The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini. "The New Fantasyland will be constructed in phases with most new experiences open by 2013."

The Adventurous Tale of the Great Goofini

"The greatest show in the kingdom, The Storybook Circus, has just come to town and set up in beautiful Carolwood Park. There's fun and pageantry to be had for everyone. But if it's thrills you're after, The Barnstormer featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini is one attraction you won't want to miss! The circus' fearless daredevil, the Great Goofini, has become the resident flying ace for his latest spectacular showcase of aerial acrobatics and bravery. It's 'plane' crazy and sure to leave you breathless."

"And that's just the beginning! The Great Goofini will stop at nothing to amuse and entertain his audience. The Canine Cannonball, the Reckless Rocketeer and Bear Wrasslin' are just few of his notable feats of peril showcased in fully illustrated posters that line the circus walkways. So the next time you visit the Storybook Circus in search of some excitement, keep your eye out for the Great Goofini. You never know if he'll be blasting, crashing, or soaring through the skies, but you know you'll definitely have a good time watching!"