Disney World To Reopen Rafiki's Planet Watch, Offer 'The Lion King' Animation Experience

Disney World is about to reopen Rafiki's Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom theme park.
Disney World is about to reopen Rafiki's Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom theme park. (Photo: WaltDisneyWorld/Facebook)

After the much-awaited opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, Disney World is about to reopen Rafiki's Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom theme park. Guests are about to get a big treat with the enhancement the classic attraction has gone through to serve people better.

"We are excited to welcome guests back to greet and hug the animals at Affection Section," director of animal and science operations for Walt Disney Parks Scott Terrell said. Guests can also see the medical procedures their staffs do at the veterinary treatment window; witness animal-care experts prepare their meals and learn how they care for the park's animal residents and more at Rafiki's Planet Watch.

It will surely be fun and entertainment when you come to see the new Rafiki's Planet Watch on July 11. It now has a new animation attraction that will honor the classic Disney movie The Lion King, per Orlando Sentinel.

The Animation Experience at Conservation Station will teach park goers to know how animals have inspired some of the iconic characters of Disney's signature animated movies. In The Lion King, there are the roles of Simba, Zazu, Pumbaa, and Timon, among others.

In Animation Experience, visitors can learn how to draw each of The Lion King characters, and they can bring their finish work at home. It will be the best souvenir they can get from the theme park. Disney FastPass+ Service reservations will be soon available for this attraction in Disney World.

WDW News Today added each drawing session would be different, so guests who are The Lion King avid fans should often come to the Animal Kingdom at Disney World to complete the collection. Animals have been a big part of Disney movies for over 60 years. The studio continuously tells the tale of these creatures with the intent and efforts to protect the wildlife and their habitats all over the world.

The company also tries its best to give people immersive experiences through its theme parks to let kids and kids-at-heart to feel and connect to the magic of nature. Rafiki's Planet Watch can also be accessed via a short ride aboard the Wildlife Express Train.

Disney announced in late September 2018 that it would be closing Rafiki's Planet Watch. However, after a couple of days, it reversed its announcement and said the attraction would be closed in late October instead and would reopen this year.

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