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 Strawser – central PA
    Heidi Strawser

    I’ve never even heard of this zoo – but thanks to this post, and the other one you linked to, I now think this looks like a pretty neat zoo to visit! Thanks so much for sharing about it.

    • Dis-LEE

      My inlaws took us there for our anniversary and it was very nice! Never would have considered it otherwise, which would have been our loss.

  2. roemottola

    Very cool! I never heard of this. I’m always looking for fun stuff to do in driving distance to WDW and this seems like a cool idea!

  3. Becca – Boise, ID – Becca is the creator behind This Crazy Adventure Called Life where she shares tips for families at home and on the road. Becca a co-founder of the popular Disneyland with Kids Facebook Group.

    How fun! I love the more natural approach to the zoo. And the train ride is an added bonus!

    • Dis-LEE

      You just can’t beat a good train ride, right? Kids love it, but big kids (read: middle-aged men) love it too! Thanks for your comment.

  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.
    Mary at Capturing Magical Memories

    I am adding this to my personal bucket list! It looks so cool to be able to roam with the roaming animals.


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