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. Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe

    Pirates of the Caribbean is by far my favorite attraction! It was the first time I saw animatronics. Let's just say I was impressed by the scene between the two ships battling, so you can imagine how much I loved the rest of the attraction. Of course, I was just 13 at the time and was a kid who had to know how everything worked. It sparked my curiousity and eventually lead me to be an engineering major (though I never followed through on that and wished I did).

    And, Beth, next week I need to get to everyone's before you – you are stealing all my answers!! Just kidding, but I also love the TTA!

  2. Beth

    I hate that this loop has to come to an end! I love reading everyone's favorites! I love your reasons why PotC is your favorite!! Have you been to the DL version!? It's even better than WDWs in my opinion!

    As for my favorite ride- I agree with your statement: “the harder the decision becomes. There are so many awesome attractions to choose from.” I can choose a favorite at each park and in each category, but I HAVE to ride the People Mover each time I visit! :)

  3. Magical Days with the Mouse

    We love Pirates too. A ride my two year old enjoys! He gets a little scared during the drops, but then loves the rest of it. I really love eating at the Blue Bayou and watching all the boats pass by. We usually save it for special occasions.
    I can't believe you don't care about Disneyland Paris. That place is AMAZING! Their Haunted Mansion is the best hands down. I've been lucky enough to go twice. The second time I was with my husband, and we got there when the park was closing in a hour. Poor planning on my husbands behalf (long story), but we went in anyway. The ticket person warned us that we only had an hour and were we sure we wanted to still go inside and pay all that money. It was our last day in Paris, and we couldn't go back. My husband couldn't believe how spectacular the park was, and was sorry he made us late. Luckily the park was dead, so we go a lot in. Anyway long comment (maybe tmi), but my point is don't count DLP out! If you get the chance, GO! :D
    Anyway great post, and I do like the entrance. I had a great time there last time I went, and hold some great memories in that area. :)

  4. Kelly

    Ok another personal favorite of mine as well. I cannot believe how old the ride is yet the effects are so amazing!! Disney is just amazing!!

  5. BruceWDW

    I love Pirates, even more after the movies, but one of my favorite parts is the gift shop which is one of the best anywhere in the parks.

  6. Mickey

    Thanks everyone for your comments! I have come to the distinct revelation that every time I do one of these “My Favorite” type posts, EVERY TIME MY ANSWER IS DIFFERENT! :) I guess I love them all, and can't decide! Some others I can't do without include the TTA also (funny, but we have a commuter bus line here in Raleigh/Durham that is called the TTA), as well as Carousel of Progress, and many others!

  7. Kelly

    Mike you are so funny!! I feel the same way…depending on my mood will depend on what I pick as a favorite for that time. :0)


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