It's funny how Rafiki's just doesn't fit with the rest of DAK. The building looks like something you would see in any zoo. It would be perfectly adequate for a city zoo exhibit but it comes off as cheap and disappointing when you arrive on the train. The train is nice and a good build up for something cool but the whole thing is just kind of a let down when you arrive. There is a simple city playground and modern building. It's like we are outside the park. Where did the African theming go? It's very DCA1.0 feeling. I think we spent about twenty minutes there looking at the baby chimps. It seems like a placeholder that is long over due to be replaced.
What salvages it for me is the animal care windows where you can witness things going on, but I agree the overall feeling is a let down. It's still a nice place to get away for a while but you're absolutely right. It feels cheap and like a placeholder. I hate saying that because I do like it, but that's gotta be the general feeling for most guests, apart from us hardcore fans of course.