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Enjoy two kinds of butterflies at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival this year

Some scenes from the butterfly house at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
Some scenes from the butterfly house at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.Barb Nefer

The butterfly house is always a popular spot at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and Walt Disney World, and this year is no exception. It features several butterfly varieties flitting around flowers, with adorable fairy houses interspersed all around. Tinkerbell herself keeps watch just outside.

But this year you can see a second type of butterfly that's perhaps even more breathtaking than the usual varieties. The artist who created the glass poppies for the Oz garden last year created a lovely flock of butterflies for 2014, as well as a colorful garden of glass flowers to complement the real thing.

Click the slideshow accompanying this article to see this year's version of the butterfly house. Admire the glass sculptures and look closely to see the live butterflies flitting around or hiding among the flowers. I recommend visiting the butterfly house early because it gets very crowded. If you're looking for a quiet spot to spend some time after the major crowds roll in, head to the Festival Center. You can see what's inside by going to this article.

Want an overview of the festival? Go here for a slideshow. To learn more about the HGTV and DIY celebrities who appear every weekend and see Vern Yip on the opening weekend, jump here.

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