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’m not much of a swimmer either, Lee! But, I have to say that the Mad Hatter theme is really cool! I don’t think I’d actually stand UNDER it, but it certainly looks like fun – especially on a hot Florida day!

  2. DisneyMamaLin – Lindsey Leffel is a professional Travel Agent, and High School Teacher. She has been working in the travel industry since the summer of 2008, and specializes in Disney Vacation packages, Cruises, and family travel. She is a member of KHM Travel Group, a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge Travel Agent Training Program, an Expert Agent with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and has extensive training in all travel types. An avid traveler herself, Lindsey loves Walt Disney World, and cruising the Caribbean.
    Lin @ Disney Mamas

    Great post! I think I’ll just take a soak myself!

  3. distherapy

    What a classic Disney moment- capturing magic when (and where) you least expect it! I’ve walked past the splash several times, but always when the weather was chilly. What fun it would be to get dumped on during an Orlando summer day. (Or even just watch the dumping.) The Mad Hatter theming is ingenious- and devious!

  4. 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.

    I love the mad hatter theme! So much fun, though it looks like it could be almost painful to stand right under the hat when it empties. That is a lot of water!

  5. 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 Whisenhunt

    My kids love splash zones and water playgrounds like that! I bet they’d have a great time at the Grand Floridian pool!

  6. 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.

    Have to admit I would be one of the kids playing on this.

  7. Rolling with the Magic – Melissa is a Disney enthusiast who writes about her experiences at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and on the Disney Cruise Line from the perspective of a wheelchair user. She started her blog, Rolling with the Magic, to not only share her love for all things Disney but to give tips and advice to others who visit the Disney Parks with physical limitations.
    Disney on Wheels

    I think this is my favorite kids splash area at Walt Disney World. I love Alice in Wonderland so I think the themeing is amazing. I love that hat!

  8. Beth Green ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts – Decatur, Alabama – Hey y'all! My name is Beth and I'm the mother to 3 wonderful boys and wife to an amazing husband living in North Alabama. I'm a full time youth minister in the United Methodist Church and I love to act like a kid! I love my God, my family, my friends, my youth, Walt Disney World, and Auburn University, to name a few! I am always planning trips to Walt Disney World, even if they never come true! I try to help others plan trips and figure out the best plan for each family. If you have a question, need advice or suggestions about Walt Disney World, send me an email and I'll answer your questions through a post on my blog! I'll answer your questions based on my past experiences and my personal opinions. If I don't know the answer, I'll find the answer and share what I find! You can contact and find me here: Email- Facebook- Twitter- YouTube- Pinterest- Instagram- Google + Have a Magical Day!
    Beth Green ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts

    This looks so fun! I didn’t realize that pool was an Alice theme. I haven’t spent much time at the GF.


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