Goofy’s Barnstormer, the first roller coaster Sophie ever rode at Disney World!

Goofy’s Barnstormer was a roller coaster in Mickey’s Toontown Fair.  Based off the story that Goofy was a crop-duster who didn’t know how to fly a plane, this picture was at the entrance to the attraction.  Goofy’s Barnstormer was the first roller coaster that Sophie ever rode at Walt Disney World, and from the moment that she rode it, she was a thrill ride junky!  I remember when we rode the roller coaster in 2007 (this picture was from 2006) Sophie had so much fun with it, and the line was nothing at all, that we must have ridden it something like 10 times in a row!

As you can see, this roller coaster is for the younger age level, but that doesn’t mean that adults can’t have fun also!  Plus, the twists and turns are quite fun, even if the ride is rather short.

Some of the ride track

Although Mickey’s Toontown Fair has been closed to make room for the Fantasyland expansion, and Goofy’s Barnstormer is currently closed, the roller coaster that Sophie got her feet wet on will be opening back up in the short term future as the newly re-themed ride “The Great Goofini!”  While I expect that the ride will be about the same as it was, except for the theming, I look forward to the day it returns, and my memories of riding that ride with Sophie can be made over and over again!

Have you ever ridden Goofy’s Barnstormer?  What did you (or your children) think of it?  Will you ride The Great Goofini when it opens up?

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7 Responses to “Pictures in the Park – Goofy’s Barnstormer at the Magic Kingdom”

  1. I never rode Goofy's Barnstormer, but Joey and Hayley have and really enjoyed it.  Emily wasn't tall enough to ride it for our trip in 2010 and it was closed for our 2011 trip.  I look forward to the attraction reopening, so all three of my kids can experience together! 

  2.  Hi, thanks for commenting!  Right now Goofy's Barnstormer is closed, but it was (and The Great Goofini will be also) and is a kiddie coaster, so it has a smaller height requirement.  Goofy's Barnstormer had a height requirement of 35″ when it was open.  I would guess that the Great Goofini will have the same requirement.

    Thanks for asking!

  3. I loved the Barnstormer! Noah reached 34″ about a month before our January trip and I was sad we couldn't try to sneak him on!  Next year, it's on!  It's a great coaster, though the wait was always so insane!