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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. Richelle Johnson

    I have to agree with you 100%. I recently went on a trip to Disneyworld expecting to come back and tell my family to get out the DIsneyworld savings jar so we can make a trip there as a family, and while it was an amazing experience to be able to go, it was not the Disney I knew. I have no desire to go back. Disneyland has the sort of magic that has not been able to be duplicated. Disneyworld is just an overwhelming spread out adventure that leaves you too tired to feel the magic. Driving back to the hotel on Disney transportation buses whilte its standing room only. Little kids unsafely holding on for their dear lives, woman siting on the floor of the bus holding their babies was sad sight, I really thing DW could do better with their transporation system. I was also dissappointed to find that most of the rides we have here in Disneyland are spread out to all of the other parks that need separate entry tickets. Great money making marketing ploy but not quite what I think Walt Disney had in mind. I will say though that the Magic Kingdom has two things that Disneyland needs to find room for, that is Cinderellas Royal Table and Be Our Guest Restaurants. Hands down the most impressive things I brought back from DW. The ambience at both were fantastic. If DL could bring those two. Disneyland would be perfect! Great article, glad you enjoyed DL as much as I do.

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    Lee Beatens

    I couldn’t agree more with what you say about Disneyland, Mike! Except… I didn’t care for Paradise Pier so much. But overall, the Original Park is not to be missed.
    That said, I still like WDW better because of its increased value for the dollar with so much more to do.

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