Welcome to those of you joining me from Makin’ Memories.  I am the 5th stop on our Magical Blogorail!

This past June, my wife Cindy, my daughter Sophie, and I took a trip to Port Orleans French Quarter for our annual trip to Disney World.  This time, though, we were able to bring my niece Stephanie with us.  Sophie knew we were going to Disney, but she had no idea that her cousin was coming with her, and when Steph showed up on our doorstep, Sophie was floored!

Our trip was one that we had been hoping to have for a long time.  Sophie and Stephanie were inseparable, it was like Sophie had a big sister for the week we were there.  Some incredible memories were made, and while I took a lot of pictures (712 to be exact), I felt like the memories would fade over time, despite the pictures.

The more I thought about it, the more I decided that it was time to take my passion for Walt Disney World, combine it with my love for writing and technology, and start a blog.  After I had decided on that, the next question became, what should I call it?  After a little bit of thought, and a few other names, I decided on My Dreams of Disney.

Since I have been to Disney quite a few times over the years, the first project I decided to tackle was to pull up the memories of the previous trips to Disney I had made throughout the years.  The progression of the blog was such that it became my online repository of memories; in writing each post I was taken back to the sites, smells, and emotions of each of the trips we have made to Disney.

As I have finished all of the early memories I have of Disney World, I have expanded the blog to include my reviews of each of the lands of the Magic Kingdom, each of the countries of the World Showcase, and different thoughts and ideas that we have talked about at home.  For a lot of people, writing is a job, something they do because they have to; for me, and I expect, for all of us on the Magical Blogorail, writing about Disney is something we do because we all have a love and appreciation for the things that Disney has done to enhance our lives.

Now that I feel comfortable writing my blog, I have been blessed to be included in some really great Disney sites.  I was added to the writers listing for Chip & Company right around Thanksgiving, and let me tell you, the other writers for Chip & Company are really nice and readily available for advise or suggestions.  Couple that with this new challenge of writing for the Magical Blogorail Red, and I have been blessed, indeed.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading about why I started my blog.  If you have enjoyed it, and want to see more, I invite you to take a look at my Facebook fan page!  If you “Like” my page by February 20th, you will be entered into a contest to win a Disney Tote Bag!  Thanks for reading!

Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Magical Days with the Mouse.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ A World View
2nd Stop ~ WDW Backstage
3rd Stop ~ Makin’ Memories
Final Stop  ~ Magical Days with the Mouse

Mickey is a Disney fan, and loves taking his family to Disney!  When he isn’t writing on his own blog, you can also read his exploits over at Chip & Company, and now on the Magical Blogorail Red loop!  In addition to the Red loop, there is also the Blue loop, the Green loop, and soon the Yellow loop!
You can also follow Mickey and the blog on Facebook and on Twitter.

This post is being featured on the new Magical Blogorail Series, “The Magical Blogorail Rides Again!” Click on the image to see all of the great entries, and thanks for stopping by!

Focused on the Magic




About the Author

Mike Ellis ()

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

Website: https://mydreamsofdisney.com

14 Responses to “Why I started My Dreams of Disney”

  1. I have loved reading your blog and am so excited that you are part of the Magical Blogorail! I really enjoyed your World Showcase tour. If think Disney needs to add more countries to WS so you can continue the tour! :-)

  2. We just loved POFQ, even better than POR. And I've reviewed your blog several times in the past when researching articles, so it's a pleasure to be on board Magical Blogorail Red.

    A World View

  3. Thanks Beth and Bruce! We loved staying at POFQ, we stayed there two years in a row! Even though we have bought DVC, I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't stay there again using points!

  4. I am loving this series already- it’s better than a time machine!!! Congratulations on accomplishing SO much in just 2 years Mike. Bravo.

  5. Mike I loved reading your story, I hadn’t read this post before. I think that was amazing that you could surprise Sophie like that and then your blog truly reflects your love of Disney .. thanks for sharing