• On Oct 2, 2018
    Stacie from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Can someone confirm for me which day the veterinarian surgery/procedures takes place? Last year was the first time I heard about the opportunity to observe a procedure at the reservation. I want to do this in January but need to know which days.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stacie! I think like Rafiki tells us, you know who you are! And what you want to see at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! This park is home to some amazing animals, and Disney is doing wonderful things with conservation!

    Sadly, if you are visiting after October 21, 2018, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, where the veterinary procedures and checkups take place, will be closed to guests.  We hope that it will reopen, but you can read on the Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Conservation Station page that you can check back at a later date for updates. The Disney Parks Blog will be the first ones to announce changes or any returns that will be planned. In the meantime, you can participate in the upcoming 2019 “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” on Discovery Island with Timon and Rafiki. If it’s animal care that has your heart growing, you may want to look into a Wild Africa Trek or a Savannah Tour in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I took the Wild Africa Trek with my Mom in January and I adored seeing animals up close on rope bridges and near enclosures.

    If I can help you find any more activities during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, please let me know. You’ve got a friend in me! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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