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


    • Dis-LEE

      People who say they are bored or are getting jaded have either visited too much or, as you do, are not stopping to see the new things! Thanks for the comment.

  1. Tricia from Return to Disney

    Couldn’t agree more with your point about slowing down and soaking in all the Disney atmosphere. It takes me a bit to shift gears from reality to Disney time :). On our last trip, we headed to Downtown Disney for lunch after we checked into our resort. That was a great way to shift into Disney Mode!

  2. Heidi Strawser (@HeidiSays)

    I love soaking up some Disney! And with the new FastPass+, it really helps you to be able to do that. We used to enter the park and rush to THE attraction that we just NEEDED to get a FastPass for (Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios, Soarin’ at EPCOT, Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom).but now we don’t have to do that since we can schedule ahead (love it!) At the Magic Kingdom, though, our first stop is ALWAYS to reunite with Mickey!

    • Dis-LEE

      Cool! But I’m still on the fence about FastPass+ and planning everything in advance. We usually just stumble into a Park, hit our ‘firsts’ and then wing it from there. Is FastPass+ really better? Have you done a review of it, Heidi?


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