"Butterflies on the Go" Butterfly House At the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

There's just a week left before the gates swing open on the 23rd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and we're looking forward to enjoying all of the budding events that make it so special. One fan favorite features the past few years has been the butterfly house, and in 2016 Guests can catch a glimpse of hundreds of colorful butterflies as they flutter about in the Butterflies on the Go garden presented by GoGo squeeZ.

The Beautiful Monarch ButterflyThe Beautiful Monarch Butterfly

1,000 indigenous butterflies will represent up to 10 species at the expansive walk through butterfly house located near Club Cool. The lush Butterflies On The Go garden will be planted with two dozen nectar plants including: passion flower, coral honeysuckle, lantana, butterfly bush, blue porterweed, scarlet milkweed and canna lily. Active during the day (the butterfly house will close at dusk) flutters of butterflies enjoy visiting a variety of wildflowers.

The life-cycle of these winged beauties will be on display, and guests will be able the view cocoons in several different stages of development. If you search carefully you may even be able to catch one emerging after the completion of its metamorphosis. Knowledgeable Cast Members are stationed within the environment to answer questions and help you interact with these special pollinators.

Butterfly Life Cycle DisplayButterfly Life Cycle Display

The butterflies roam free within the attraction, and have been known to land on guests in their house. Now and again an intrepid insect will escape out the doors while guests com and go. Don't worry though, Disney hopes that the mature butterflies enter the park and begin helping to pollinate the beautiful Epcot gardens, there's ample habitat for these native treasures to survive in.

How Many Can You Find?How Many Can You Find?

Want to watch something to help you get in the mood for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival? Now's a great time to watch DisneyNature's pollinator movie "Wings of Life." This beautifully detailed film offers a a stunning adventure of mesmerizing beauty, narrated by Meryl Streep. An "unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world's food supply depends on these incredible - and increasingly threatened - creatures." Take a peek at footage of the Monarch Butterfly migration below.

Are you looking forward to visiting the Butterflies on the Go butterfly house at the Flower & Garden festival? Leave a comment and let us know!

Thanks to Sam Howzit and Mommy Musings for sharing their images of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival from previous years on Creative Commons.

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