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. MagicalMickeyTips – Virginia – Ready to start making memories that last a lifetime? My concierge services are FREE to you. Start planning today at You deserve a customized, magical Disney vacation that saves you time and money. Let me listen to your family's needs and make sure your vacation package is sprinkled with pixie dust.

    These tips are great. My kids are teenagers so posing for Character pics is not on top of their list. But we might have to think of some funny interactions to try next time.

  2. Lauren

    I love getting pictures of my kids interacting. Sometimes they are even a little blurry because there is so much movement and excitement! That just makes me love them even more.

    • Dis-LEE

      Try to think of a famous scene that the character was involved in. Not easy for some! But if you pose with Sleeping Beauty, try dozing off on her shoulder. LOL

  3. 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.
    Mary at Capturing Magical Memories

    I agree with you. It really is difficult to get photos of the character alone but sometimes it is sooooo worth it.

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