According to Orlando Parks News, walls will effect the Wilderness Explorers badge for using a telescope. Instead of looking at the Forbidden Mountain, guests will use a diagram on the wall. A wall will also block off the smoking area across from Everest. Certainly this area has great water views.
Also, on September 3rd, the Pangani Forest trail will undergo an extensive refurbishment. As you may know, work was just finished on the 2 gorilla exhibits, but this pending work is far more extensive. The aviary, hippo area and research station will all be unavailable. The remaining exhibits including the gorillas, colobus monkeys, meerkats and Grevy's zebra will be on view. At this point, it is anticipated that these areas will be closed for about 2 and a half months until mid-November.
By Safari Mike (@jamboeveryone)