Is Rafiki’s Planet Watch Closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ?

Rafiki's Planet Watch

It seems like chatter has been going on for years about closing or re-imagining Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Per the official Walt Disney World website, it looks like that day is finally coming. As you can see below, there are no hours listed for the zoo-like section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom past Sunday, October 6, 2018.

Hours for Sunday, October 6, 2018:

Is Rafiki's Planet Watch Closing at Disney's Animal Kingdom ?

Hours for Monday, October 7, 2018:

Is Rafiki's Planet Watch Closing at Disney's Animal Kingdom ?

Rafiki’s Planet Watch is home to Conservation Station, Affection Section, and Habitat Habit. It is accessible by the Wildlife Express Train.

It is unknown at this time what might happen to the attractions and animals located at the Planet Watch including the character meet-and-greet with Rafiki. However, the Lion King is going to be celebrated in a big way at Animal Kingdom in 2019, so he might be moving over to the main section of the Park. It is also unknown if this closure is for good or if it will re-open down the line with a Zootopia theme as has been the rumor for several years now. Keep it here with Chip & Co. for all the latest!

What do you think about the closure of Rafiki’s Planet Watch? Let us know in the comments below!

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One thought on “Is Rafiki’s Planet Watch Closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ?

  1. I guess it wasn’t making the mouse enough money. It seems like that’s all they care about nowadays. This was one of our favorite places. Thanks a lot Disney!

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