• On Nov 8, 2017
    Nour from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Greetings, about Rafiki’s Planet Watch, unfortunately I am too anxious around animals and I want to know if it’s possible for my son and husband to enjoy it together while I get to only watch them without being too close to the animals ?

    Welcome back, Nour! My family and I were just enjoying the fun at Rafiki's Planet Watch a few days ago during our week-long Disney adventure, and it's always one of my favorite spots at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park!

    Don't worry about being to close to the animals there if that's not something you're comfortable with because there are plenty of benches to sit on outside of the penned Affection Section petting area. Plus, there's the whole inside area at the Conservation Station at Rafiki's where you can look through the glass at different animals and even see through the glass into the veterinary offices and exam rooms where at times throughout the day, the vets are checking up on the larger animals. It's pretty amazing!

    My kids love interacting with the sheep, goats, and pigs in the petting area outside at Affection Section. They always grab a brush from the baskets on their way in to help gently brush these animals who enjoy being close to guests. You can send your husband in with your son to enjoy this hands-on experience while you watch over the fences just outside to still be in on the experience but from your own more comfortable distance, Nour.

    Have so much fun during your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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