Rafiki's Planet Watch (closing October 20)

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

This attraction is slated to close October 20, 2018. This is the park’s most remote and most under-appreciated attraction, a must-visit for animal lovers of all ages. Formerly called Conservation Station, it was renamed and jazzed up with live animal encounter shows, more hands-on activities, and visits from Rafiki. The 5-min. walk from the train station to Rafiki’s Planet Watch is interspersed with fun, conservation-themed exhibits and activities. See short films, use interactive video displays, and relax in darkened rain forest “soundscape” booths. View the park’s nursery and veterinary hospital. Enjoy the cleanest, most animal-friendly petting zoo anywhere (it even has a hand-washing fountain at the exit). The Wildlife Express Train from Harambe is the only way into or out of Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening. Alex’s ToddlerTip: :) Allie’s KidTip: “Look for the fishes, lizards, and frogs. And go to the petting farm!”

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Type: Exhibit
Scope: C-Ticket
Ages: All ages
Thrill Factor: Backstage, educational fun

Exhibit Duration: 90 min.
FastPass: None
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40.54% of our readers would definitely visit Rafiki's Planet Watch (closing October 20) again.

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What PassPorter Readers Think of Rafiki's Planet Watch (closing October 20) (14 comments):

A nice ride out and back when you need to cool off and rest your feet.
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 5 on 06/27/2016 at 9:39:21 pm EDT

Love this place, lots of info and it's awesome to be able to see into the animal hospital.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 9 on 06/27/2016 at 1:25:05 pm EDT

Too far away from everything for a simple petting zoo. Kids got bored after just a few minutes.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 4 on 06/20/2016 at 5:59:09 pm EDT

The kids love being able to touch animals in the petting zoo and inside with the handlers. And possibly the only place to meet Jiminey Cricket.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/19/2016 at 9:47:18 am EDT

Great educational area for kids.
chelynnah gave this a rating of 6 on 06/17/2016 at 1:50:53 pm EDT

Excellent experience! I even wish the train ride was a little longer :)
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 9 on 06/14/2016 at 9:58:16 am EDT

Cleanest petting zoo I've ever seen! Brushes available for the kids. Unique character greetings!
I live with a 'Stitch'! gave this a rating of 8 on 06/05/2016 at 11:24:33 pm EDT

Neat experience, petting zoo is exactly that - just a petting zoo.
Urbss gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 7:13:11 pm EDT

It is a good educational exhibit. The baby animals are so cute and lots of interaction with the cast members and animals.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 6 on 06/03/2016 at 10:34:53 pm EDT

like the vets!
dromio515 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/03/2016 at 9:36:35 pm EDT

My kids love it.
Jaffa8 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/02/2016 at 4:42:42 pm EDT

Usually good for some character interaction with short wait times
luckyfin gave this a rating of 6 on 05/31/2016 at 2:59:11 pm EDT

Great learning experience and love the rainforest sounds.
cutiepie gave this a rating of 7 on 05/31/2016 at 11:49:52 am EDT

The ride over is fun and plenty to do once you are there.
sherrymickey gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 12:05:17 am EDT

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