Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch (closing October 20)

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

This attraction is slated to close October 20, 2018. All aboard! This train at Harambe station is the only route into or out of Rafiki’s Planet Watch (formerly called Conservation Station). Enjoy a ringside glimpse of the park’s backstage animal care areas. A guide describes the sights as the train chugs slowly along the track. As always, Disney’s eye for detail shines forth around Harambe Station and onboard the train. The best seats are in the front row. Note: Everyone must disembark at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Themed, outdoor queue is mostly covered. Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening. Alex’s ToddlerTip: A Allie’s KidTip: “Sit in the front row of the train to see better.”

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Type: Train Ride
Scope: B-Ticket
Ages: All ages
Thrill Factor: Glimpses of backstage

Train Ride Duration: 15 min.
FastPass: None
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Also Known As: Wildlife Express

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40.54% of our readers would definitely visit Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch (closing October 20) again.

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What PassPorter Readers Think of Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch (closing October 20) (12 comments):

A nice ride out and back when you need to cool off and rest your feet
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 7 on 06/27/2016 at 9:40:10 pm EDT

I just enjoy this little train ride so much!
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 9 on 06/27/2016 at 1:21:05 pm EDT

Waited to take the train to see a little petting zoo, then had to wait to get back. Wasted alot of time.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 4 on 06/20/2016 at 6:00:49 pm EDT

Neat way to be transported to Rafiki's Planet Watch. Relax and enjoy a backstage pass.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/19/2016 at 9:48:48 am EDT

I love this train, but I wish it was a little longer. It's cool to see a little of the backstage.
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 5 on 06/14/2016 at 10:03:53 am EDT

It's the only way to get to Rafiki's Planet Watch. Look around the train station and on the top of the train for detailed theming. While you are en route, you can see some backstage animal pens.
TLCdisneyfan gave this a rating of 4 on 06/08/2016 at 4:52:39 pm EDT

My family gave it a 6, I wanted to give it a 1 or 2. I don't understand why they didn't make it easier to get to the Rafiki's. This train should not exist - it is pointless.
Urbss gave this a rating of 6 on 06/05/2016 at 7:15:08 pm EDT

We love trains, but this one missed a chance to show off something besides parking lots and back area buildings.
Big G gave this a rating of 4 on 06/05/2016 at 6:09:52 pm EDT

A nice train trip to Rafikki's Planet. On the way you can see a glimpse of where the animals stay at night. Relaxing and a chance to get off your feet for a few minutes.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 6 on 06/03/2016 at 10:44:17 pm EDT

My family loves riding the little train and the walk up to Rafiki's. Always something to see and the CMs have lots of information to share about the animals.
yalibrarian gave this a rating of 6 on 06/03/2016 at 5:27:56 am EDT

Relaxing ride
Zatrina gave this a rating of 4 on 06/01/2016 at 7:31:41 pm EDT

Fun to ride - need more scenery on the way.
cutiepie gave this a rating of 8 on 05/31/2016 at 11:52:28 am EDT

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