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Looking for Magic: “Fantasia” Butterflies

Do you remember the dancing butterflies in the Disney film, Fantasia 2000? Just after the opening scene, butterflies in abstract, triangular shapes dance, swirl, and flutter in synchronization to the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.   Whenever I visit the Butterfly House at the Epcot® Flower & Garden Festival Presented by HGTV, it reminds me of the Fantasia butterflies.  I watch them float and flutter and can hear the four-note Allegro con brio.

Once known as Minnie’s Butterfly House, over the years the aviary has grown in size and has a new landlady–none other than our favorite, fairy with sass, Tinker Bell.  The best time to view the Butterfly House is early in the morning, when the crowds are light and you have the advantage of the early morning light for taking photos.

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(All photos from the author’s personal collection.)

LookingforMagicLooking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo  and Sean @ Shamrock Photo.  Kathy is a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, who dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group.  Sean is a fire fighter, pilot, and closet superhero, who would like to join the pack with Tigger to use his bouncy and fun powers to make people smile.

Kathy can be contacted at imtxag85@aol.com
Sean can be contacted at spoc65@aol.com