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Rafiki's Planet Watch

Rafiki's Planet Watch

Learn all about conservation and even get up close and personal with some furry friends in Rafiki's Planet Watch. Use the Wildlife Express train in the Africa section to get here.

Rafiki's Planet Watch is a quasi-backstage peek at how the park's animals are kept happy and healthy. Rafiki's Planet Watch features: Animal Cam, with a peek into animal care areas; hands-on displays for the opportunity to participate in conservation and species-survival efforts; and The Affection Section, where guests can meet and pet small domestic animals.

Rafiki's Planet Watch is not a new area to Animal Kingdom, rather a refined one. Originally this area was simply called Conservation Station.

Rafiki's Planet Watch is made up of several areas which are focused on the environment, conservation and animal well-being. The only way to reach Rafiki's Planet Watch is to take the Wildlife Express Train ride. This area opens at 9:30 a.m.


Conservation Station® Attraction

Conservation Station - exhibits pertaining to animal training, feeding, veterinary medicine and animal conservation

Conservation Station is one of the best places to go when visiting Animal Kingdom, visitors are able to meet some of the animal handlers and learn about the veterinary care that goes on behind the scene of this beautiful theme park. Learn about all the animals and the steps taken to make sure they are healthy in the theme parks. Conservation Station is a great place to learn and have fun at the same time when visiting!

Habitat Habit!

One of the things people love about Animal Kingdom is that they get to choose their own path when learning. Most visitor’s favorite path is Habitat Habitat! because its one of the most informative adventure trails in the park. You can learn about all of the endangered primates, the information learned on this trail has been know to amuse children of all ages. Everyone seems to be fascinated with the rare coloring on these unique animals!

The Affection Section

Affection Section is a gentle animal petting area for kids.

All animal enthusiasts can agree that the dinosaur has grown to become one of the most interesting reptiles of all time. You have the once in a lifetime chance to travel far back in time and see what dinosaurs were really like. You will start off seeing rare fossils of dinosaurs in this interesting exhibit and before you know it you’re on a journey to travel back in time about 65 million years. But don’t worry you’ll make it back in time before the fierce comet strikes!

Wildlife Express

The Wildlife Express train takes you to the research and education center, Rafiki's Planet Watch.

If you get tired of walking the trails there is always the Wildlife Express is the place for you to be on your next journey to Animal Kingdom. This train will take you to another station where you will be able to see all of the animals on the other side of the park. Not only does it transport you to another location you will be able to see areas of the park where animals are treated and housed. This trip provides a great learning experience for all!


Meet some of the largest animals in Animal Kingdom, known as the Elephant, these creatures are one of the most commonly known animals in the world. You will be able to go on various tours and trails around the park and see these creatures act just like they would in the wild. You can also learn interesting facts about these animals in a number of exhibits at the park as well as learn about how they are treated and hospitalized by at the Conservation Station.


Meerkats are some of the animals that you can get hands on and learn about, there is many exhibits in Animal Kingdom where you can learn about these unique creatures as they live their everyday lives. Many don’t know that Meerkats are one of the few animals that operate almost exactly the same as humans. Its truly a fascinating sight to see these animals functioning in a small community. Don’t forget that you can feed these creatures their favorite food, worms!