Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Walt Disney World Expected to Return in 2019

We previously reported a rumor that was circulating that Rafiki’s Planet Watch was going to close forever in October 2018, but it looks like that won’t be the case!  We are hearing now that Rafiki’s Planet Watch, located within Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, is expected to close for a period of time but will re-open in the spring of 2019.  The last day before the temporary closure will be October 21st, 2018.  We don’t have an exact day yet for when we expect the area to re-open in 2019. The Rafiki and Doc McStuffins meet and greets are set to close on September 29th, 2018.

There are changes expected to occur during the closure, but we don’t have any details as of yet.

Rafiki’s Planet Watch is a section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom that is dedicated to conservation, animal care and learning more about animals.  The area is only accessible by taking a ride on the Wildlife Express Train to and from Rafiki’s Planet Watch.  There have been character meet and greets, live viewings of animal medical procedures, stage presentations, a petting zoo and even more fun.

Who else is glad to know that we can expect to see Rafiki’s Planet Watch return?

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).