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. Mauriceia

    Overall RatingFoodServiceAtmospherePrice/ValueRomanceSuitable for ChildrenI have eaten at the Garden Grill twice in the past two years and loved it both times. The food is lovely and the iaretnction with the characters is fantastic. We first went there as a family of three (husband, son and myself) on Christmas Day 2009 and had a great time with Chip and Dale, Mickey and Pluto. All the characters interacted really well and, because it is quite small, had plenty of time to chat with us and, occasionally, each other.The most recent visit to the Garden Grill was in September 2011 for my birthday. This time my step-daughter (who was also celebrating her 25th birthday during our trip) was also with us. As my step-daughter and I were both wearing our birthday pins the characters immediately wished us happy birthday as only they can. As it was so quiet, we actually saw all of the characters 3 times! And they stopped to chat each time they came round. My step-daughter even asked Dale if he would like to come home with her and offered to leave her dad behind to do Dale’s job! Dale took my husband with him to the next table to give him some training but my husband didn’t respond well so we decided that maybe Dale should stay behind afterall.As my step-daughter and I were celebrating our birthdays, we both also got a small piece of the most wonderful chocolate cake with a candle. I thought that was a nice touch.I will definitely be going back to the Garden Grill on our next visit to WDW.

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