Butterflies – Disney Animals | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Butterflies – Disney Animals (Disney World)Be on the lookout as butterflies from 20,000 species from nearly every continent on the planet come and go throughout the year!

Where to Find Butterflies

Like all of our Walt Disney World Resort Guests—including butterflies—we love beautiful flowers!

Butterflies at Walt Disney World Resort

On warm, calm, sunny days, Guests can find wild butterflies throughout Walt Disney World Resort. The best way to see butterflies up-close is to spot them while they are drinking nectar from a flower. Many of our parks and Resort hotels have special flower gardens planted specifically to attract local butterfly species—and we are planning to plant many more!

Butterflies in the Wild

Butterflies can be found on every continent of the globe except Antarctica, and in a wide range of habitats, including wetlands, lowlands, temperate and tropical forests, mountains, farmlands—and your own backyard! Each species has its own habitat requirements based on the specific host plant the caterpillar needs to survive and pupate, and on the nectar source for the adult butterfly.

Threats to Butterflies

The greatest threats to butterflies are habitat change and loss due to residential, commercial and agricultural development. Climate change and pesticides are also threatening butterfly species and populations. (source)

Fun Facts

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a vast and diverse array of wildlife, including a butterfly garden called “Butterflies – Disney Animals.”
  • This enchanting garden allows guests to observe various species of butterflies up close in a lush and tropical environment.
  • The butterfly garden is typically a seasonal attraction, with special exhibits during events like the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.
  • Guests can learn about the life cycle of butterflies, from caterpillars to chrysalises, and witness the moment when butterflies emerge and take flight.
  • The garden provides a serene and educational experience, perfect for those who appreciate the beauty of these delicate creatures.

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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.