Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Tinker Bell's Butterfly House

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The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival just exudes spring. The flowers, the topiaries, the outdoor cooking, the kids play areas, etc.  They all make you want to enjoy the outdoors and stop to smell the roses.

But my favorite attraction is the butterfly house.  Once known as Minnie’s Butterfly House it has now been taken over by a little fairy known for wearing green and being friends with some fellow named Peter.  That’s right – Tink.



Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House, Presented by HGTV, is a walk thought attraction that showcases hundred’s of butterflies. These butterflies are very busy and have even been known to land on guests.  This year it is located near the Imagination Pavilion on the walkway towards the World Showcase.

Take the time to watch these beautiful creatures and if you are a photographer, get your camera out.  You will walk away with some gorgeous shots! Don’t worry about getting too close.  These little guys are used to the fuss and sometimes I feel like they are actually posing for the shot.

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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Tinker Bell's Butterfly House

They even have cocoons on display at different stages of development.  Some are always ready to hatch so if you are lucky you may see a butterfly being born.  We were not that lucky this day but you can tell some had been.

There are usually one to two Cast Members in Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House at any time.  These Cast Members are also knowledgeable about what types of butterflies are flying around you.  So stop and ask them a question, or two, or three.   They would love to answer them.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Tinker Bell's Butterfly House



Don’t be concerned if you let one of the butterflies out.  As they mature Disney hopes they enter the park and begin helping in flower pollination.  It is a win-win.   Disney gets pollinators and the butterflies get to live at Walt Disney World.

And since this is Tinker Bell’s domain, be sure to keep an eye out for some fairy houses intermingled between the butterflies.  It’s fun to see how the fairies live and what they make their houses from.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Tinker Bell's Butterfly HouseIn addition to butterflies, this year they have added a Hummingbirds at Home, a new exhibit presented by the National Audubon Society located near Test Track.  Like Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House the hummingbird garden is walk through and included tips on how to attract these magical creatures that seem to defy gravity as they migrate from Central America each year.

For more information click here for the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Guide.

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