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 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!