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. mckryan

    I had heard rumors of this replacing The Plaza, so I’m glad that’s not happening. But, I’m equally unhappy that it’s replacing my beloved Bakery! Starbucks coffee is better than the Nescafe stuff, but barely. I will miss going into the MK and grabbing a snack, or breakfast, at the Bakery. The WDW I love is slowly fading away. :(

  2. Melissa_FillingOurBucket

    Completely agree. When we heard that Starbucks was coming to WDW, we were excited because we are not only coffee drinkers but iced coffee drinkers. And we had a heck of a time trying to find iced coffee in WDW on our last trip. But this…this is just too far. I figured they would just start integrating Starbucks into the existing locations that sell coffee, getting rid of Nescafe. Not shut down iconic locations and open Starbucks stores! I really don’t care that the theming will be appropriate, the fact is that there were no Starbucks in 1920s America, and even current day “Main Street USAs” try to keep them out. It’s just sad. :(

  3. Mickey

    My hope in writing this is that it will have the affect that my wife Cindy thinks it will – that enough of us will call it a fail, and that public opinion will allow Disney to see the error in their decision and make things different. There is a lot we don’t know — for example, will the food be regular food you find at Starbucks or food you were used to seeing at the Bakery now? Also, I’ve heard that the Cinnamon Rolls are going to be available all over the new Fantasyland areas, but will it still be the same? Things like that. I expect to those that knew that I tried out for the Moms Panel every year that I have just written my ticket to never being on the Moms Panel — but that’s okay! This is more about what it is all supposed to be about — the parks themselves. Thanks everyone for reading!

  4. Mary

    Please Disney, leave Main Street Bakery and axe Starbucks.They are everywhere, in your Barnes and Noble Stores etc. There is only one Main Street Bakery and that is on Main Street in WDW. My grandsons will be so disappointed if this happens, they are 10 and 12 had we are on a hunt for a fragrance that has the “Disney Smell” which is from the Main Street Bakery I’m sure.. Never once have they entered a Starbucks and said this reminds me of Disney. BOO to Starbucks on Main Street,wake up and smell the coffee Disney World..oops meant Bakery!!! NO STARBUCKS…….. PLEASE

  5. Candace M Mack

    EPIC FAIL! The Bakery is an icon of Main Street! We go there especially for the huge cinnamon rolls, the coffee cakes and all of the sweets, and to feel like we are in another place and time! Stick the Starbucks in a hotel lobby or something, or put it in Tomorrowland with a futuristic theme. Not on Main Street! Main Street has already lost so much of it’s charm, with the loss of the Penny Arcade machines, the theater, etc. Let the Bakery stay! Pretty soon, no one will stick around Main Street unless they are going to the Emporium to buy something. Sad.

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