WDWMagic.com user Rteetz is reporting that Rafiki's Planet Watch will change to seasonal operations beginning on September 30, 2018. The area will have it's last day of normal operations on September 29, 2018. Character meet and greets and the Wildlife Express Train are also expected to change to seasonal operation as part of this change.
Typically when an area changes to seasonal operation it is an indication that Disney is considering that area for a future change. Rumors of changes to this area have existed for years, but we are considering all of those rumors to be Blue Sky at this point. Our full rumor tracker for Rafiki's Planet Watch changes can be found here.