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!

Reader Interactions


  1. loriketcherside – Texas, Y\'all – I'm Lori and this is my adventure! What does a Christian, Wife, Mother of a Jedi and a Princess, Homeschooler and Mouseketeer blog about? Everything! I write about Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Disney movies, homeschooling, things I love and just about anything magical.
    Lori Ketcherside

    I love these pictures! Is it still considered a Hidden Mickey when it’s as big as it is on the front of those boots?

  2. dadfordisney – Upstate NY – Hello and welcome to the Dad For Disney Blog. I'm Tim Brooks and I live in upstate NY with my wife of 19 years and our fourteen-year old daughter. I spent the early part of my career out of college working in sports information at the University of Delaware and then Allentown College. After leaving Allentown College, I did some freelance work and then taught sports management at Lehigh-Carbon Community College and then The College of St. Rose when we moved to upstate NY for my wife’s career. After my wife gave birth to our daughter, I decide to stay home with her and put my career on hold. Now, that she is ten years old, I volunteer at her school while keeping the house in order and writing my WDW planning guide tentatively named "Walt Disney World for Tweens and Teens". Dad For Disney and the Dad For Disney Blog is in no way part of, endorsed or authorized by, or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its affiliates.

    I completely agree about the photo opportunities that you have at a value resort. I took a lot of pictures of my visit to Art of Animation. When I visited Coronado Springs for dinner, I arrived early and still didn’t take a lot of pictures of the resort decor. Can’t beat value resort decor.

  3. Kimberly * theParkWorld – Kimberly has been a frequent visitor to the Disney parks ever since her first visit as a child. She loves learning about Disney trivia and history. Kimberly can often be found searching for hidden Mickeys everywhere she goes, not just in the parks. She also enjoys listening to Disney parks music any chance she gets.
    Kimberly @ Frontierland Station

    I love the value resorts! They’re my home away from home. We’ve stayed at all of them except Art of Animation. I love the themeing of each of them. The Calypso and Broadway sections at All Star Music are some of my favorites to see.

  4. Rolling with the Magic – Melissa is a Disney enthusiast who writes about her experiences at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and on the Disney Cruise Line from the perspective of a wheelchair user. She started her blog, Rolling with the Magic, to not only share her love for all things Disney but to give tips and advice to others who visit the Disney Parks with physical limitations.
    Rolling with the Magic

    We love the value resorts too. Pop Century is one of my favorites, even when I include deluxe resorts. I love the giant icons!

  5. Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze – New York, NY – A 20 something New York-er with a love of all things Disney.
    Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze

    I love the all-stars! I’ve only stayed at All-Star Sports and The Art of Animation, but I love walking through the theming of all the other hotels.

  6. roemottola

    You know what, the way I feel about it is that I rather stay in Disney for longer than pay more for a moderate or a deluxe and stay less days. My magic time is spent in the parks. All I need is a good pool and a clean, comfortable place to stay. And the Values do that perfectly! Good post :)


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