New Animation Experience to open at Rafiki’s Planet Watch on July 11
Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Affection Section and the Wildlife Express Train are set to reopen on July 11, and now a brand-new additional inspired by Walt Disney’s own passion for realistic characters and nature settings by spending time with live animals will open with it!
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. We look forward to offering guests this new way of connecting with the animals in our park in addition to the other unique opportunities that Rafiki’s Planet Watch offers. We are excited to welcome guests back to greet and hug the animals at Affection Section, catch a glimpse of medical procedures at our veterinary treatment window, learn how our animal care experts prepare meals for and care for the park’s animal residents and more.
In honor of Disney’s “The Lion King,” The Animation Experience at Conservation Station will be offering guests the opportunity to learn how live animals have inspired some of the most iconic characters and have the chance to create a personalized piece of Disney art through an instructor-led animation class. 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. Each session will be different so be sure to visit more than once to obtain more characters! Disney FastPass+ Service will be offered for the experience, and those are open to the public now.