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Out of the Wild Turned Into Seating Area at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Out of the Wild, a gift shop at Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, has permanently closed. The space that once held the outside shop now has seating and vending machines.

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The shop’s curtains remain, rolled up to the ceiling.

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Colorful benches, stools, and tables have been moved into the area.

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The panels along the back wall cover the old display shelves.

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There’s a drinks machine and a snack machine.

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There’s also a souvenir I.D. tags machine and a pressed penny machine.

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The entire area is shaded, offering a nice spot for guests to rest.

This is the second new seating area added to Disney’s Animal Kingdom after Primeval Whirl was recently demolished and replaced by a few picnic tables.

What do you think about Out of the Wild becoming a seating area? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. This looks like crap! The boarded up walls look like trash and are far from the polished disney look we all have come to know and expect. Disney is supposed to be known for its guest service and interactions. Telling the castmembers who used to work the shop who have dedicated 20+ years up there less than a week before it closed and that they were being replaced by junk vending machines was a blind sided slap in the face to the cast and is a total dis-service to the guests needs. Just wait when summer hits and the guests need medicine, ponchos, or art toobs to protect their drawings from the class, etc. A vending machine isn’t going to provide those things. I see there is garbage on the ground already in the one photo. The parks are going down hill fast and are falling away from Walts vision for having cast provide excellent world renowned service to the guests. It’s also sad that this area was one of the major locations for for the Disney Conservation Fund, helping to save the endangered animals and their habitats. 😢 Sorry Walt. The area does need a remodel not a down grade to cheap painted plywood.

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