Barnstormer Fact Sheet

A ridge along the lush, wooded terrain of Dollywood’s Craftsman Valley area is home to the Owens Farm which, back in the day, hosted the exciting Dueling Daredevils aerial shows that came to town and filled the sky with breathtaking stunts. Today, the Owens Farm carries on that fine tradition of great entertainment with the Barnstormer. Situated amid a fun, barnyard-theme, the gigantic swing takes riders on a thrilling sway, back and forth. With each massive swing of the two pendulum arms, the Barnstormer reaches higher and higher into the sky, eventually traveling to heights of 81 feet. As the Barnstormer climbs high above the Owens Farm, riders feel the rush of the aerial daredevils whose high-flying maneuvers set the course for this exciting Dollywood ride!

Ride Speed

45 mph (72.4 kph)

Travel Direction

230-degree pendulum arc

Passenger Capacity


Ride Vehicles

2 pendulum arms which seat 16 passengers each

Ride Duration

60 seconds

Operating Temperature

32 degrees


450 passengers per hour

Minimum Height Requirement

48 inches

ADA Accessible

Yes, with a custom-designed ADA seat



Non-motion Dimensions



64 feet


29 feet 9 inches


60 feet



Operating Scope



81 feet


60 feet


110 feet



Project Cost

$5.5 million


S&S Worldwide, Inc.


March 2011