• On Jul 14, 2009
    Cynthia from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We're leaving in 16 DAYS!!! So excited! We're staying at FW. This may sound like an odd ?: my DD3 has recently taken an interest in fireflies. Due to climate, we don't have them here but I remember them when I used to live in GA. Are there any at WDW/FW?

    Not at odd question at all. We're here to help with any aspect of your WDW vacation planning.

    I have occasionally seen fireflies (also known in some parts of the world as lightening bugs) at WDW. With a bit research online, I found the fireflies are native to the entire eastern US, from Florida to Maine, and that they are rarely found west of the Rockies. There are many factors that can influence the firefly population in a given year, notably precipitation other weather variations. My personal observation from here in New York is that I have seen fewer fireflies here in 2009 than in most other years.

    If you're a handy type, I have a project that your daughter might enjoy. Go to the website Click on the link that says "online fun" then click on the link that says "backyard imagineering". The first link on the next page should say "lighting projects" and "fireflies." This is a way to create Disney-style fireflies in your own backyard.

    Enjoy your stay at WDW!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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