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. Gayle
    DisneyGal Gayle

    Love the way you have captured the Voices of America. Your shot of the Colonial Band at Liberty Tavern truly shows the American Spirit! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Plus the Magic – KJ Simpson is an ardent fan of Disney Parks & Resorts, and she blogs about her passion at There's no place she'd rather be than Epcot, and she's always planning her next trip...
    KJ @PlustheMagic

    I heard the Voices of Liberty for the first time on my last visit- amazing!!

  3. theangelforever
    Beth @ TheAngelForever

    This post just reminds me that I need to get my boys to the American Adventure Pavilion at the right time and show them more items. Great photos and magical memories :)

  4. Aunesty Janssen – Orlando, FL – I am Aunesty Janssen, mom, small business owner, lesbian, spiritual, living in my authentic self every day. Glad to meet you!
    Aunesty Janssen

    I can’t seem to ever catch the Colonial Band and we go to MK two or three times a week. I think I am going to camp out there next week and just wait!

    • mickey
      Mike Ellis

      Aunesty, don’t go to the Magic Kingdom to see them — head over to Epcot and the American Adventure pavilion to check them out. Thanks, and good luck!

  5. Steve

    I love the last picture. The guy in green seems surprised that two patriots BANGING ON A DRUM have snuck up on him and caught him off guard.

  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).

    Great pictures Mike! You captured the patriotic spirit of the day beautifully. I love listening to the Voices of Liberty. They are a highlight on our trips! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. MapleMouseMama – I am a proud Canadian who is married with two wonderful children. I have smart and talented daughter, Emily and a charming and mischievous son, William. We are a Disney loving family!! I enjoy reading, swimming, exploring the social media landscape and just doing things with my family.
    Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama)

    Wonderful photos Mike, love them all!


  8. 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

    Great pictures! I love the Voices of Liberty!

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