Today starts the planning phase for the next big vacation that we are taking.  Sometime next June, Cindy, Sophie and I will be vacationing at Walt Disney World with our great friends Kerry & Neal, their children River and Izaiah, and our friend Monica and her daughter Madelyne-Lois.  Being able to invite great friends and family members with us to Disney World is really why Cindy and I bought our Disney Vacation Club membership, and we can’t wait to take this vacation with them!

If you read my post yesterday for the Magical Blogorail, there are quite a few things that need to be considered when planning this sort of trip.  Here is the list of things that we need to look into:

  1. When are we going?
  2. Where are we staying?
  3. How long are we going on vacation for?
  4. How many days of tickets do we need?
  5. What dining arrangements do we want to make?
  6. Are we driving or flying?
  7. Lastly, how much fun are we going to have?!

So many plans to be made, but the first step is already under way, and that is the planning!  I can’t wait to get started.  In many ways, the planning part of the trip may be my favorite part of the process!  Being able to plan such great outings with our close friends, helping to spread the Disney Magic to those that haven’t experienced it before, is really what it is all about.  I love taking trips to Disney World, and I love being able to share that passion with others!  As they say, the pecking order goes like this:

  1. God is always first,
  2. Family comes second,
  3. Country comes third, and
  4. Disney comes fourth!

 Do you have any special vacations that you want to take?  If you do, and you want some help planning them, please feel free to drop me an email!  I love helping people plan their trips, and while I am NOT a Disney Travel Agent, I still love to help people explore their dreams, so feel free to ask any questions, and I’ll try to help you out!  Also, I know a lot of great TAs, and they are also ready to help.  So, for questions, send me an email to!



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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 six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . 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!


5 Responses to “Vacation Plans with Kerry, Neal, & Monica!”

  1. I'm also like you planning sometimes is more fun than the actual vacation itself. I told my family next summer I want to go on a more stressful vacation (aka a vacation where you have to do a ton of planning like disney) b/c this year we went to the beach and it was nice and all but i'm too ADD to sit on the beach all day lol your tips are very helpful!

  2. […] Located at the Contemporary Resort, Chef Mickey’s has quite the following because it is one of the few restaurants where you can interact with the “Big Dogs” of Disney: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Pluto!  We have actually only eaten at Chef Mickey’s one time, in August of 2007, our first year visiting and staying on property.  We chose a dinner time for our visit to Chef Mickey’s, and to be honest, I thought the food was just okay.  However, Sophie had a great time interacting with all of the characters, as you can see in these photos, and we decided that one year we would likely visit Chef Mickey’s again, but this time for breakfast.  It may very well turn out that we do just that on our next trip with our friends and family in June, 2012! […]