VIDEO: Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Conservation Station Final Day Tour

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In case you missed it, Rafiki’s Planet Watch (over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom) closed this past October 20th supposedly for an extensive refurbishment. For many, Rafiki’s Planet Watch was a quiet respite from the rest of Animal Kingdom. It featured the Affection Section (a petting zoo), veterinary stations, Song of the Rainforest with Grandmother Willow, and a variety of meet-and-greets featuring Doc McStuffins and of course, the main mandrill himself, Rafiki.

If you weren’t able to make it out to Rafiki’s for a temporary goodbye, we’ve got you covered. Watch our full closing-day tour, complete with a trip aboard the Wildlife Express Train, a trek through Conservation Station’s Habitat Habit! discovery trails, a veterinary demonstration, and lots and lots of goats.

Animal care specialist Cast Members working there will continue taking care of our warm- and cold-blooded friends, albeit backstage for now. Wilderness Explorer badge activities have since been moved to the Wildlife Express Train Station in Africa.

We hope this video helps tide you over till the refurbishment is finished, or at least serves as a piece of Animal Kingdom history.

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Now the goats and sheep will be loaded onto the unused train and transferred to the “Magical Slaughterhouse” They will be transformed into meals to be served at the Harambe Market. They would have been sad and lonely without all the happy children brushing and petting them all day anyway.