EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Oct 14, 2010
    Melissa from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi again guys, visiting WDW May 2011 and wondering if the Fantasyland expansion will have the Barnstormer closed?? My 3 year old is finally tall enough to ride and he's gonna be so sad if he doesn't get to! Thanks for all your work!

    Hi, Melissa! The Barnstormer is scheduled for re-imagineering sometime during the early months of 2011. However, with uncontrollable factors (such as weather) involved, the construction schedule is subject to change. As a mom, I would recommend playing down The Barnstormer rite of passage and focus instead on Thunder Mountain Railroad. I think the coasters are similar in thrill factor (no loops or big drops)...yet, TMR lasts much, much longer. If he's a pin collector, you can entice him by buying him a TMR pin to commemorate the event, or you can ask a TMR Cast Member to sign his autograph book or t-shirt with "You did it!"

    The whole area where The Barnstormer is should be cleverly hidden as they make way for the New Fantasyland Expansion...so, I'm hoping for "out of sight, out of mind" for your little dare-devil (and for you)! Let me know if you have more questions, and I wish you a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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