Dolly just announced her new addition to the park for 2011 - The Barnstormer. The attraction will be a barnyard-themed section of the park that was inspired by the daring aerialists and stunt pilots of the 1920s. The Barnstormer is a giant swing that is designed to give riders a feel of what it would be like being a passenger in one of the planes.
The ride has two pendulum arms that seats 32 riders. Seated back to back, riders travel progressively higher on each swing of the Barnstormer’s massive arms, reaching a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour and 230 degrees of rotation. At its peak, the Barnstormer reaches 81 feet in the air, taking riders high above the barn’s rooftop and the area’s treetops.
The Barnstormer will be located in the area that is currently occupied by Dreamland Forrest which is adjacent to the Mountain Slidewinder. While the Barnstormer flies high above the barn, children’s play areas are located all around the barn. With a fun, barnyard theme, children can enjoy a 22-foot by 16-foot bi-plane play area as well as a pig pen water play area.
The Barnstormer will open March of 2011!