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Rafiki’s Planet Watch - Reopening Summer 2019

Discussion in 'Disney's Animal Kingdom' started by ChristopherSE, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

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    I never knew there was a “Rafiki” character... hmm
     
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    That's too bad that he's so wasted but oh well. A retheme is not worse than shuttering it completely in my mind. It isn't even the station that I like so much, I just think the train ride is neat and would hate it to see it go.
     
  3. Alicia

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    Yea, they created the walk around character back in 1994 for the preshow of Legend of the Lion King show in MK’s Fantasyland theater. Now he can only be found at DAK.
     
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    Didn't that Rafiki talk? I vaguely remember a flapping mouth.

    (I adored that show).
     
  5. Alicia

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    Maybe? He lost his stick for meet and greets too.
     
  6. Legacy

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    I've seen the movie. He's a belligerent drunk.
     
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    :lol:...so funny....and current ;)
     
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    True, but he did have it during the parade. Oh... I miss that parade.
     
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    OH! THAT Rafiki. Stupid DUH to Teebin...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Alicia

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    Doesn’t matter. It’s in the past.
     
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    Heh....Disney is mocking us old folks. Where's the PC police when you need them. My sensitivity quotient is 'Soarin'. :lol:...............just kidding
     
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    Take this the finest grain of salt, but CMs supposedly saying that it'll only be closed until Spring. I have no idea if this is accurate or not.
     
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    Why’d he lose his stick?
     
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    People afraid he’ll bob them on the head?...

    Nah, he needs two hands to sign autographs is all. One to hold the book and the other to sign.
     
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    Y'know, if they wanted to just refresh Rafiki's Planet Watch, why not redo it to integrate National Geographic?

    They already are doing such with Magic of The Animal Kingdom, and it would make a lot of sense on a synergistic level. Plus, it could actually make a lot of sense for that area.

    Give it a modern refresh in the area, and it could fit in quite well as a WDW50 addition.
     
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    Who knows, maybe they will. Although I still feel like they should just axe the concept of Planet Watch tbh. Rafiki's is better than many things that could be thrown in this space, but they could also use the land for much better, too.
     

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