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. Kimberly K

    This is my 12yo son’s second favorite ride in all of WDW (it’s just behind Test Track) so we ride it every trip. He has yet to experience an orange mission at his own request, but my husband and I rode orange before green was even an option. It is an incredible experience. We did not even remotely get sick or feel sick after, but we were sure to follow the directions and keep our eyes open at all times. This is an incredible attraction. Thanks for sharing your story.

    • mickey
      Mike Ellis

      Thanks for commenting, Kimberly! I may have to try the orange at some point, so I’ll remember the instructions! Have a great day!

  2. Heidi Strawser – central PA

    What a cute story, Mike! This reminds me of the last time we rode it. The girls had both gotten in the extreme version line, so it was just Brian, Ian, and me. We were grouped with a Spanish speaking lady and I don’t think she really understood English. I was beside her and she kept looking at me, gesturing for me to queue her when it was her turn to do something. It was amusing and sweet – I believe she thought, too, that something might go wrong if she missed her queue! LOL

    • mickey
      Mike Ellis

      That’s classic, Heidi! What a great story, thanks for sharing it with us! Do the girls like the Orange line, or was that just a one time thing?

  3. Jennifer Kaufman – Cincinnati, OH – Jennifer is a musician, photographer, Disney aficionado, organizing junkie, wannabe runner, writer and - most importantly - wife of an amazing husband and mom of three incredible kids five and under. Her heart is for helping people be real - honest with themselves, honest with one another, intentional in communication and supportive of those that cross their paths in life.
    Jennifer Kaufman

    What a fun story. Kids can make us do just about anything sometimes, can’t they? :) We are team orange all the way! :)

    • mickey
      Mike Ellis

      Yes they will, Jennifer. Good to know you are team orange! When you see me slink over to the green line though don’t judge. ;)

  4. 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 used to love this ride but I am convinced that it actually screwed up my nose. Enough to the point I met one of the Imagineers at a conference and asked if it was possible and he said yes, that the centripetal force could have an impact on nasal cavities. I am now a chicken line only gal.

    • mickey
      Mike Ellis

      I’m sorry to hear that, Mary, but don’t worry, we’ll ride the chicken line together! Us “chickens” got to stick together you know! :)


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    Cindy Howell

    My family has never ridden Mission Space, but I think we may try green on our next trip. If we can handle Star Tours, do you think we will be ok on the green side?

    • mickey
      Mike Ellis

      Hey Cindy, I think you will totally enjoy the Green side, you may actually think Mission: SPACE is more tame than Star Tours. Try it out, and let me know what you think of it. Thanks for your comment!

  6. 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.

    What an adorable story! When this ride first opened, there was only one version, so that’s the version I rode. Then I heard all the stories and they opened the green version. I never had trouble with the regular version, but like you, I figure why risk it. So I always go with the green version.

    • mickey
      Mike Ellis

      Thanks, Kimberly! I can’t wait until the next time I can make it to Walt Disney World! Ugh, I’m in serious withdrawal right now! :)

  7. 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.

    I’ve been on the orange side once. Never again! :)

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    Lee Beatens

    I first rode this attraction before there was a Green option and loved it. It was the first time in my life that a ride actually had me wondering if I was going to make it! I’ve done the Green option and found it way to tame after the Orange version. But I think even the Orange version has been tamed down a bit since opening day. Pity. In conclusion: Orange Rules! Green Drools! Sorry, I’m not very PC. LOL!


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