• On Nov 11, 2018
    Beth from PA 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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    With Rafiki’s Planet Watch closing. What changes have occurred with the Wilderness explorer program?

    Hi Beth!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you'll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Be sure to check out the Disney Parks Blog between now and your arrival to keep up with the newest Disney Parks news.

    Rafiki's Planet Watch in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is going through a bit of a refurbishment at the moment, with the rumor that it will reopen in the spring. I do have good news: the wilderness will continued to be explored as the five Wilderness Explorer Program stations that were at Rafiki's Planet Watch (Conservation, Recycling, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, and Habitat) have temporarily relocated to the Wildlife Express Train Station, which is near the exit of Kilimanjaro Safaris. Caw, Caw, Roar!

    Did you know that Epcot recently revamped its Kidcot stations? You can now collect cool fact cards from each World Showcase Country Pavilion. Cultural representatives at each stop may even write a special message in their native language on your cards! And if you're a fan of scavenger hunts, check out Stitch's Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Disney Springs. (Also check out the Christmas Tree Trail while you're at Disney Springs!)

    We'll See You Real Soon, Beth!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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