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Animal Kingdom’s Veterinary Hospital to Close for Refurbishment at Walt Disney World

Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the home to an on-stage veterinary clinic.  This is a really neat spot in Walt Disney World where you can watch procedures done live to help the animals that live in the park.  The animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom receive top notch care. The veterinarians and vet techs work to educate guests on animal care through a live look at the type of care and procedures that the animals receive.  We have learned that this on-stage area has now closed for a lengthy refurbishment.  This area isn’t expected to re-open until mid-June with no specific date set at this time.

The refurbishment will be to enhance the experience by adding two CT (computed tomography) scanners, which will aid the veterinarians in animal diagnostics.  This will make Disney one of the only two animal hospitals in a U.S. “zoo” to have CT scanners on hand.  Don’t worry, while the on-stage room is closed, the animals will still receive the same care in rooms backstage!  All other attractions at Rafiki’s Planet Watch will remain open for guests to enjoy during this time, too.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!