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. Jessica Noël | Magic, Memories, Mayhem – United States – I plan magical vacations, teach first graders to be global citizens, make frequent Target runs, take lots of pictures and go to Disney World. A lot.
    Jess @ Magic, Memories, Mayhem

    Love that Yacht Club shot!! We’ll be at BC next week, and this is getting me pumped!!

    • mickey

      How fun, Jess! Have a great time! We have 107 days until we hit Disneyland for the first time, and then after that we’ll be in WDW 34 days after that strip starts! I’m SO ready for Spring and Summer! :)

  2. Caseylk – Casey Kolb lives with her husband and 5 daughters in North Texas. A self-proclaimed “Disneyholic”, most everyone who knows her believes she has Disney on the brain 24/7. She’s been to Walt Disney World during just about every stage of life, including in her childhood, honeymoon, and multiple trips as her family size grew to 5 girls! Whew! Casey has in-depth experience in vacationing at Disney Destinations with special needs, as her princesses run the gamut of Autism Spectrum Disorder, albinism and food allergies. Disney Cruise Line is also an obsession for her family and it has even become the theme for her and her husband's room. Casey has a dream to work at Walt Disney World during retirement! She simply can't get enough of all aspects of Disney.
    Casey k

    The ballon pic is really amazing to me. I do love all your shots though

    • mickey

      Thanks, Casey! I don’t think it was that windy that day, but I think all it takes is a slight breeze to catch and try and take all those balloons away! :)

  3. 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 / Magical Mouse Schoolhouse

    Great shots, Mike! Boy, I would hate to be a balloon handler on a windy day!

  4. Disney Gal Kelly

    I have to agree with everyone, the balloon pic really caught my eye. The handler looks so calm. I’d have a death grip on the bunch. LOL Your other pics are just beautiful and relaxing.

  5. Lucinda A – Midwest US – I'm a stay-at-home mom of, head in the clouds. I'm a dreamer and a doer. Creative and frugal. Let's see what I can do here.

    Where are those balloons trying to fly off to? The cast member appears to be a balloon trainer in that shot. I love it!

  6. Debs – Hunterdon, New Jersey – Hi! I'm Deb, a cancer survivor, mom and also a pet parent to Einstein a brilliant Border Collie/Aussie mix. I enjoy all things Disney, photography, travel, cooking, gardening, planning and films on the big and small screen. I am most often fueled by too much coffee and dreams of my next adventure. I have a passion for empowering, supporting and inspiring people to listen to their hearts, follow their dreams and to make their lives even more magical. Connect with me on Twitter (@focusednthmagic) and Facebook (Deb Silhan).
    Debs at Focused on the Magic

    All great shots! The first one is so calming I would love to have that on my calendar! The balloon seller does look like he’s going to take off;) Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Tami @Colorado Mountain Mom

    Wow! All are wonderful (balloon shots always make me smile… I was eyeballing one of mine last night, for a cheery Spring Calendar shot too!). I’m going to vote for the 1st one – that sky just can’t be beat! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. ellebmb

    Nice shots! If I’m not mistaken, I think the second photo is from the POFQ. It’s one of our favorite resorts. It’s small and quiet. Love the fireworks over the castle shot too!


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