About 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 over nine years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter. 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!

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  1. Mary at Capturing Magical Memories – Houston, TX – Hi! I'm Mary and my blog is I am also the wife of a Disney Travel Agent, a mom to 2 boys, a full-time career mom, a budding graphic designer on the side. In the little free time that is left I love to learn about photography. We currently live in Houston, TX and own Disney Vacation Club.

    I loved just walking through my memories of that movie. I will be watching it again soon and thinking Jungle Cruise.

  2. Bob McLain

    Wonderful article – I learned a couple of things! Note that the “Congo Connie” boat may have been named after Connie De Pinna, the costume designer for “African Queen”, but most likely it’s just a coincidence (or connie-incidence).

    • Dis-LEE

      Good to hear from you, Bob! Yeah, I’m sure there could be a quite a few connie-incidences! Like the coffee girl’s name was Zelda, the Key Grip was named Gertie Peterson. I may have the makings for a whole new article!


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