Conservation Station, Affection Section, Wildlife Express Train & More Closed Tomorrow at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

According to the Walt Disney World website, the entire Rafiki’s Planet Watch area will be closed tomorrow, July 12th, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The area will reopen to guests again on July 13th. Disney World did not respond to a request for more information about the closure.

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Rafiki’s Planet Watch is a subsection of Disney’s Animal Kingdom where guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney cares for the animals in its care, enjoy a petting area, and learn how to draw Disney characters!

  • Veterinary Treatment Room
    Get a close-up look at the place we care for the animals—and even glimpse a procedure in progress. 
  • Nutrition Center
    Watch experts prepare meals for the park residents. 
  • Amphibian, Reptile, and Invertebrate Windows
    Creep over to see some tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes, and snakes. 
  • Science Center
    Check out what our resident scientists are working on. 
  • Affection Section
    Encounter a variety of adorable animals at the only petting zoo at the Walt Disney World Resort
  • The Animation Experience
    Discover the influence of real-life animals as you create your own sketch of a beloved Disney character
  • Wildlife Express Train
    Peek behind the curtain as you pass by backstage animal housing areas on the way to Rafiki’s Planet Watch

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