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. Amanda G.

    Good article, except for the shoes. I cannot agree with you there, since flip flops keep me most comfortable while walking through the parks. I think the most important thing is to pack 2-3 pairs of different types shoes, and that way you can wear whatever works best.

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      I totally agree with the shoes. I can’t do closed toes shoes at Disney. Sandals for me and I have done numerous days in flip flops with no problems.

      • Tanya

        Awesome input!! Thank you!! The best bet is to stick with what works best for your feet!! If you know flip flops work- go for it!!

  2. Tanya

    Thank you for the comments!! I know there are people who swear by crocs and flip flops in the parks. You are SUPER lucky you wear them without problems!! The best bet is to bring several pairs of shoes that work for you and stick with what works best for you. :)

  3. gaylin

    A few years back, walking into MK in the morning, my friend pointed out a woman to me wearing 3 inch blue sparkly dress-up pumps! Later that day he noticed her again and pointed at her feet, she was wearing those expensive Disney crocs . . . Bet she learned her lesson!

    I stick with tennis shoes or as we Canadians call them, runners. Yes, they get hot but the soles of my feet wouldn’t survive in sandals or flip flops.

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