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. disneydaybyday – Sean is a lifetime Disney fan who jumps at any chance to visit the parks with his family. From his early days of sleeping in a tent at Fort Wilderness and attending the only park (Magic Kingdom) to now taking his family to the parks each year, he has many experiences and stories to tell.
    Sean @DisneyDayByDay

    Love Mickey Mouse Club and Annette. I didn’t know how she was discovered, oh boy how her life changed after that. Thanks for sharing.

  2. jodiwhisenhunt – Jodi Whisenhunt is a Christian wife, mom, writer/editor, homeschooler, very tired person who is blessed with RA. She is the author of MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort, where Disney IS school. Think outside the textbook and expand your homeschool!
    Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

    Great trivia this week, Mike! Thanks for the Annette Funicello tribute :)

  3. Pixie Dust Savings

    I have never really seen the original Mickey Mouse club, I did see a few episodes of the newer version when free Disney week was available on cable. Kids are so lucky now with Disney being included in regular cable, plus having 3-4 versions of the channel. Thanks for the great trivia!

  4. Kimberly * theParkWorld – Kimberly has been a frequent visitor to the Disney parks ever since her first visit as a child. She loves learning about Disney trivia and history. Kimberly can often be found searching for hidden Mickeys everywhere she goes, not just in the parks. She also enjoys listening to Disney parks music any chance she gets.
    Kimberly @Frontierland Station

    I had no idea Annette was in the MSEP! How cool!

  5. disneymomheidi – Pennsylvania – I'm a stay-at-home, work-at-home, homeschooling mom. I live in central PA with my husband and 3 great kids (ages 18, 11, and 5). We all love Walt Disney World and visit as often as our schedule and finances allow! I like sharing my passion for Disney with others, and meeting new Disney-loving friends. You can find my personal blog at <a href="//”">
    Heidi Strawser

    What fun trivia, Mike! Not sure how I missed this last week.

  6. Heather – I'm a stay-at-home-mom of a busy teenage girl, wife to an amazing, hard working husband, and momma to TinkerBelle, the crazy little Boston Terrier.

    This was great to read! Thank you!

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