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  • On Nov 15, 2013
    Cindy from TX 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.

    Does the wildlife train to Rafiki's Planet Watch provide an animal encounter experience or is it just transportation to the station? Is it worth riding if you don't have time to explore the area?

    Hi, Cindy!  The train ride passes by a good bit of the flora and fauna you will see in parts of Disney's Animal Kingdom, but you do not experience any type of animal encounter on the train.  There is a brief moment when you can see the back of one of the savanna areas, where you might get a peek at an animal, and you will see some of the buildings that serve as nightly quarters for the animals.  

    There are some interesting things once you arrive, including the possibility of seeing some of the animals undergoing veterinary care, brushing a goat, watch the animals' meals being prepared, and learning about conservation.  You might also participate in a character meet and greet.

    If you go early in the day, there seems to be a bit more activity going on in terms of the vet care.  If you can eek out any bit of time, that might be the best time to do so.

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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