Rafiki’s Planet Watch Reopening on July 11th with All-New Animation Experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney has just confirmed the addition of an all-new Animation Experience coming to the Conservation Station once Rafiki’s Planet Watch opens (slightly ahead of schedule) on July 11th! Check out their full announcement below.

In honor of the celebration of Disney’s “The Lion King,” Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be launching The Animation Experience at Conservation Station, offering guests the opportunity to learn how live animals have inspired some of the most iconic characters from this beloved “tail.” Guests will learn more about some of the animals who call this park home and then have the chance to create a personalized piece of Disney art through an instructor-led animation class. As you’d expect, some of the beloved characters from “The Lion King” will be the stars of The Animation Experience, which will start when Rafiki’s Planet Watch reopens on July 11. Come learn how to draw Simba, Zazu, Pumbaa, Timon and more. Each session will be different, so be sure to visit often to complete the collection. Disney FastPass+ Service will be offered for the experience, and you can make those selections starting later today.

For more than 60 years, animals have been a part of Disney storytelling, and these stories continue today alongside efforts to protect wildlife and habitats around the world, as well as provide immersive experiences that connect kids and families with the magic of nature.

Disney has promised that animal encounters at the Affection Section, medical procedures at the veterinary treatment window, and demonstrations on how animal care experts prepare meals for and care for the park’s animal residents will also continue at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

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Will the “It All Started with a Mouse” show return? Or is that gone for good now?