Need A Laugh? Watch This Ride On The Barnstormer At Magic Kingdom (VIDEO)
Okay, so here’s the lowdown on this one. I am a guy who loves Disney Parks but hates roller coasters (or any thrill ride, really).
When I am walking around Walt Disney World, I’m thinking, “Wow, this place is so imaginative. So clean. So immersive…”
I am not thinking, “OMG, I can’t wait to get on The Rock-n-Roller Coaster.”
BTW: I HAVE Been on Roller Coasters
That’s not to say I haven’t been on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, The Rock-n-Roller Coaster, or (ahem) The Barnstormer. I have. I was 12 when I went on Big Thunder and then didn’t get on The Rock-n-Roller Coaster until I was 28. True story.
I was in line with my wife, who looked at me and said, “Are you okay?” I said, “This is my first roller coaster ride since I was a kid.” I didn’t realize the speed of the RRC, nor did I expect the corkscrews, and I spent the entire ride breathing the way I believed fighter pilots breathe (hoo hoo hoo) when they’re trying not to pass out from g-forces and gripping the restraint harder than I did a bat down 0-2 in the count.
I got off the ride wobbly, turned green, and sat down – for a while. And didn’t go on another roller coaster for almost two more decades.
Back On Board: The Barnstormer
Then, the other day, my buddy Jonny says, “Let’s go on the barnstormer…”
I looked at him. Nodded severely and told myself, “Hey all my kids love that thing. And I’d like to get on it with them. Let’s give it a shot.”
Welp, it went about as well as you would expect. And I’ll be holding the purses and the backpacks when the rest of the brood goes on The Barnstormer together next trip down.
- My nickname is “Bish” and has been long before it was a colorful metaphor.
- I fully intended to take some fun videos, pics from the ride. You can see me getting all cocky and looking around. Until I stopped.
- Then the ride got fast — I realized I had made a mistake — and decided my first concern was to grip a restraint with one hand and secure my phone with the other. That is why the view gets narrow pretty fast.
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Need some levity? We all do! Watch me and @jfgotlib – neither of us #Rollercoaster aficionados – on The Barnstormer @waltdisneyworld . From ”Here we go” to ”You alive?” you’ll witness my last ride on a coaster. Ever. And no, the high-pitched scream is NOT me. #MagicKingdom
I love the sign, “Fly again soon.” Nope. And no, that scream wasn’t me – but it should’ve been.
By the way, I also posted this on Facebook with the same caption and my wife made the comment, “You forgot to mention this ride is for 3-year-olds.”
They know, hon. They know.