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    Default Rafiki's Planet Watch Closing??--Updated 9/28/18

    Saw some rumors online that Rafiki's Planet Watch is closing forever on Oct 21, 2018. Apparently the cast members were informed this morning of it although I can't find any official announcements. Anyone know more details about this?? Maybe they've got big plans for the area?

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    Cast members were told this morning that instead of going seasonal it is now closing. My DD is a cast member and heard this morning

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    Will the train be gone too? No reason for a train to nowhere.
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    Wow! I had heard it was going seasonal, and I was bummed about that ... but am really sad if it is closing. I always enjoyed that area, especially watching the surgeries!
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    Darn! I just came back from Animal Kingdom and had planned to go out to Rafiki's Planet Watch, but then changed my plans at the last minute. Had I known they were closing, I would have taken one more trip for sure.

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    The Orlando Sentinel and other local media groups are reporting that a Disney Spokesperson has confirmed to them that the decision to permanently close Rafiki's Planet Watch has been changed to a multi-month renovation with a Spring 2019 re-opening date.
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    i just read that too, that it will reopen in the spring....hm wonder if that was the plan all along
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    These all-over-the-place announcements about Rafiki's make me wonder if Ed the hyena from the Lion King hasn't been put in charge of Rafiki's Plant Watch!

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    The best, and in my opinion the only good part, was that train. Love more trains.. Yes, I'm Sheldon.
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