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  • On Nov 2, 2022
    Sheyana from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a way to get the cast member Rafiki for a capture the moment photo shoot on a Monday morning 9am at Animal Kindom to assist in a gender reveal?

    Welcome to planDisney, Sheyana!

    What a great idea! I can hear the "Circle of Life" music in my head as I type these words. Rafiki would be a "practically perfect" character to reveal the gender of your precious baby. 

    Back in the day, Guests were able to meet Rafiki at Discovery Island at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. However, unfortunately, this experience is not currently available. Oh, bother! You could always try contacting Disney Meetings and Events and see if they can help you plan something. 

    At this time, it doesn't look like Rafiki is at the Walt Disney World Resort. Maybe he's traveled back home to visit the Savanah! By the time you visit, hopefully, he'll be back in town. You can check the My Disney Experience Mobile App when you arrive or ask a Cast Member which characters will be making appearances that day. Whatever character you decide to include in your special moment, you can chat with the Cast Member at the meet-and-greet entrance and let them know you'd like to do a gender reveal. I'm sure they can help you make it a core memory. 

    One last idea: The Enchanting Extras Collection has various Capture Your Moment photo sessions that you can book for your gender reveal. These personalized 20-minute photo sessions—available at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Animal Kingdom, or Disney's Hollywood Studios—will give you professional photos that you'll cherish forever. Each Capture Your Moment photo session will give you the opportunity to get magical shots in multiple locations within the theme Park of your choice. If you call (407) 939-7758 in advance, you can let them know details about what kinds of shots you'd like. Although character experiences typically aren't included in these sessions, you can always speak with a Cast Member to see what your options are.

    I hope that's helpful, Sheyana. TTFN, ta-ta for now.

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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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