Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is set to close permanently next month. Cast Members at the location were told this morning that the area will close permanently on October 21st. Cast said that some of the experiences that can be found at Rafiki’s Planet Watch will find their way into the main part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the future.
Rafiki’s Planet Watch features Affection Section which is a place where kids of all ages can pet and interact with a variety of animals. It also features many exhibits and experiences such as:
- Animal Encounters Stage
Enjoy fun shows starring a rotating roster of animals that offer an up-close peek into the habitats of our wildlife friends.
- Song of the Rainforest
Join Grandma Willow for a 3D audio journey through a rainforest and experience the wondrous serenade of nature.
- Veterinary Treatment Room
This healing facility—viewable through an expansive glass window—offers a unique look into the “hands-on” care of the park’s animals.
- Nutrition Center
Watch handlers prepare meals for the park inhabitants and discover the diets of some of the world’s most fascinating creatures.
- Amphibian, Reptile and Invertebrate Windows
Glimpse tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes and snakes at this creepy-crawly spot.
- Science Center
Take a look inside the lives of our actual working scientists as they study and learn about wildlife all around the world.