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. Heidi

    Mike~ I’m looking forward to meeting your grandparents in heaven! They both sound like amazing people! I agree with you – I’ve lost all 4 of my grandparents now – and I always tell people who still have them to appreciate each and every day. Thanks for sharing in my friendship series.

    • mickey

      Heidi, you’ll meet my Grandma playing Crazy Bridge and telling Jesus that he knows where everything is, go ahead and help yourself! You’ll find my Grandpa talking to the Wright Brothers probably and telling them about the time he was doing Figure 8s around the Verrazano Bridge in NYC and then saying to himself “What am I doing? How dumb!”

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Theresa

    What a lovely tribute to your grandparents (between last week’s post and today’s post). Like Heidi and yourself I have lost all my grandparents and I always tell friends that still have grandparents to cherish the time they have with their grandparents. Also, what a special blessing that your grandparents got to meet you beautiful daughter; I think that’s one of the things I most wish my grandparents would have been here for (my last surviving grandparent passed when I was 14 and I still wonder what each of them would think about my daughters and what I have done with my life)

  3. Debs – Hunterdon, New Jersey – Hi! I'm Deb, a cancer survivor, mom and also a pet parent to Einstein a brilliant Border Collie/Aussie mix. I enjoy all things Disney, photography, travel, cooking, gardening, planning and films on the big and small screen. I am most often fueled by too much coffee and dreams of my next adventure. I have a passion for empowering, supporting and inspiring people to listen to their hearts, follow their dreams and to make their lives even more magical. Connect with me on Twitter (@focusednthmagic) and Facebook (Deb Silhan).

    What a lovely tribute to your Grandmother and to your family. I love the “hold onto the hot dog” story, so cute. I can imagine the surprised look on your face!

    • mickey

      I imagine that that stage in my life the surprised look quickly turned into a temper tantrum! Shoot, that probably would happen now too! :) Thanks for reading and commenting!

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