Barnstormer (Dollywood)


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Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Status Operating since March 26, 2011
Cost $5.5 million
Height restriction 48 inches
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Product Screamin' Swing
Capacity 16 per swing / 2 swings
Height 81 feet

Barnstormer is a Screamin' Swing built by US manufacturer S&S Worldwide currently located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It reaches a maximum height of 81 feet. Barnstormer was installed by Ride Entertainment Group.[1]


The attraction was officially announced on August 2, 2010.[2] It was opened by Dolly Parton on the first day of the 2011 season, which was March 26, 2011.[3]


Barnstormer was added as part of a new themed area called Owens Farm, named after Dolly Parton's mother's family. The barnstormers were stunt pilots who purchased surplus second-hand planes after World War I. The barnstormers would fly around the country, land in farmers' fields and sell plane rides to the local people. This included Dolly's paternal grandfather Jake's farm.[4]


  1. "Project Portfolio". Ride Entertainment. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  2. "Barnstormer Swing Ride Coming To Dollywood For 2011". Ultimate Rollercoaster. August 2, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  3. "A Photo of Dolly Parton Opening The Barnstormer at Dollywood's 26th annual Grand Opening Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress". Business Wire. March 26, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  4. Holmes, Teronya (August 7, 2020). "The Backstory Behind Dollywood's Barnstormer (And Owens Farm)". Dollywood Parks & Resorts. Retrieved January 16, 2021.

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