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PHOTOS: Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch Reopens for Goat Petting and Animal Interactions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

While Rafiki’s Planet Watch reopened with the rest of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in July, Affection Section remained closed to guests. Affection Section has reopened today, so guests can get closer to animals like goats, sheep, and cows for an interactive (and socially distanced) experience.

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The line to enter Affection Section ran around the fence.

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There has always been a hand-washing station inside the petting zoo, but there are now additional hand sanitizer dispensers.

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Guests are required to use the hand sanitizer upon entering and the hand-washing station when leaving.

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Once inside, guests are free to roam around and take a look at all the different animals.

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There are signs throughout reminding guests to maintain a distance of six feet away from other parties.

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Some animals in Affection Section roam free, while others remain in enclosed areas.

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There is a limited capacity in Affection Section, which we expected.

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A Cast Member also told us that new goats are being slowly introduced into the petting area. Some have never been around humans other than their Cast Members before, with Affection Section having been closed for eight months.

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Are you excited to visit the goats and other animals now that Affection Section has reopened? Let us know in the comments.

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