The Animal Hospital and Veterinary Treatment Room located in Rafiki’s Planet Watch recently closed for refurbishment and is expected to reopen around mid-June. Several enhancements will take place during the refurbishment, and after reopening, Guests will have the ability to view procedures in which the hospital staff uses two new CT (computed tomography) scanners for animal diagnostics. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of only two animal hospitals in U.S. zoos with CT scanners on the premises. 


While the hospital is closed, the animals will continue to receive needed care at the park's backstage treatment areas, such as the quarantine building. There will be no on-stage veterinary procedures during this time. 

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Due to this refurbishment, none of the Backstage Tales tour components will take place in the hospital, but will be accommodated in another space. All other experiences in Conservation Station will continue as normal.

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