Common Disney Abbreviations and Acronyms

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“I had to move my FP for SDD to 3 p.m. so it wouldn’t conflict with my ADR for CG. Couldn’t switch that time because I want to head over to DAK in time to see RoL.”*

Say WHAT?


Everywhere you look there are abbreviations and acronyms —
talking about Walt Disney World or WDW, is no exception.

The following is a list of the abbreviations and acronyms used by cast members and folks on the internet to describe Walt Disney World attractions, resorts, restaurants and more — both past and present.

Note that some abbreviations have multiple meanings and some destinations have multiple abbreviations.

*Translation: I had to move my FastPass time for Slinky Dog Dash to 3 p.m. so it wouldn’t conflict with my Advanced Dining Reservation for California Grill. Couldn’t switch that time because I want to head over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in time to see Rivers of Light.”

Disney Abbreviations
Common abbreviations for relatives
“Internet” abbreviations

 

Disney Abbreviations

 

7DMT – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (aka SDMT)

AA – The American Adventure
AA – Audio-Animatronics [The *robot* characters in the attractions.]
ADR – Advance Dining Reservation
AE – AllEars®
AH – After Hours
AK – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge
AKV – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas [a DVC Resort]
AoA – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
AP – Annual Pass
AP – Artist Point
APer – Annual Passholder
AS – Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
AS2 – Alien Swirling Saucers
ASM or ASMu – Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
ASMV or ASMo– Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

BatB – “Beauty and the Beast” – Live on Stage
B&C – Beaches & Cream at the Beach Club
BB – Blizzard Beach water park
BC – Beach Club Resort
BCV – Beach Club Villas [a DVC Resort]
BLT– Disney’s Bay Lake Towers at the Contemporary [a DVC Resort]
BOG – Be Our Guest Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)
BTM – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BTMR – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BTMRR – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BRV – Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
BW – Disney’s BoardWalk
BWI – Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
BWV – Disney’s BoardWalk Villas [a DVC Resort]

CB – Character Breakfast [Breakfasts where Disney Characters show up.]
CBJ – Country Bear Jamboree
CBR – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
CCV – Disney’s Copper Creek Villas & Cabins (DVC – Wilderness Lodge)
CG – California Grill
CM – Cast Member [An employee of the Walt Disney Company]
Cont – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
CoP – Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
CP – Candlelight Processional
CP – Crystal Palace
CR – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
CRO – Central Reservations Office [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
CS or CSR – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
CS – Counter Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]

DAH – Disney After Hours
DAK – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
DAKL – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
DCA – Disney California Adventure
DCL – Disney Cruise Line
DD – Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
DD – Disney Dollars
DDP – Disney Dining Plan
DHS – Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios)
DL – Disneyland
DLH – Disneyland Hotel
DLP – Disneyland Paris
DLR– Disneyland Resort
DME – Disney’s Magical Express
DQ – Disney Quest
DTD – Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
DRC – Disney Reservations Center [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
DS – Disney Springs
DVC – Disney Vacation Club

EC – Epcot
ECV – Electric Convenience Vehicle (electric wheelchair/scooter)
EE – Expedition Everest
ELP – Main Street Electrical Parade (electrical parade)
EMH – Extra Magic Hours
EMM – Early Morning Magic
EWP – Electrical Water Pagent
ExE – Expedition Everest

F&G – Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
F&W – Epcot Food & Wine Festival
FF – Flying Fish
FLE – Fantasyland Expansion (Magic Kingdom)
FotA – Festival of the Arts (Epcot)
FoTLK – Festival of the Lion King (Animal Kingdom)
FOP – Flight of Passage (Animal Kingdom)
FP – FastPass
FP+ – FastPass Plus
FtW – Fort Wilderness
FW – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground
FW – Future World (part of Epcot)

GAP – Gold Annual Pass
GF – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
GMR – The Great Movie Ride
GoH – Guest of Honor [written as GoH ’76 meaning the first year you visited WDW]
GR – Guest Relations [at theme parks and Disney Springs]
GS – Guest Services [at water parks]

HDD – Hoop Dee Doo Review (Fort Wilderness Campground) sometimes seen as HDDR
HEA – Happily Ever After Fireworks Show at the Magic Kingdom
HH – Disney’s Hilton Head Resort [a DVC Resort] sometimes seen as HHR
HISTA – Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
HM – The Haunted Mansion
HM – Hidden Mickey
HoP – The Hall of Presidents
HS – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

IASW – “it’s a small world”
IG – International Gateway
IN – IllumiNations
ITTBAB – It’s Tough To Be A Bug (at Animal Kingdom)

JC – Jungle Cruise
JIYI – Journey Into Your Imagination

KRR – Kali River Rapids
KJS – Kilimanjaro Safari
KTTW – Key To The World card [old Disney resort ID card]
KV – Kidani Village – section of Animal Kingdom Villas

LBV – Lake Buena Vista
LC – Lobby Concierge [the former Guest Services at the resorts]
LMA – Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
LTT – Liberty Tree Tavern

M&G – Meet and Greet
MB – Magic Bands
MB2 – Magic Bands version 2
MDE – My Disney Experience (mobile app)
ME – Disney’s Magical Express
MI – Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
MK – Magic Kingdom
MM – Memory Maker
MNSSHP – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
MS – Main Street USA
MS or M:S – Mission:SPACE
MSEP – Main Street Electrical Parade
MV3D – Muppet*Vision 3D
MVMCP – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
MYW – Magic Your Way tickets and/or packages

NE – No Expiration [formerly added to Magic Your Way tickets]
NoJ – Night of Joy
NOS – New Orleans Square
NRJ – Na’vi River Journey (Animal Kingdom)

OKW – Disney’s Old Key West Vacation Club Resort
OPR – Old Port Royale (at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)

PAP – Premium Annual Pass
PC – Pop Century Resort
PH – Park Hopper [ticket add-on to theme park tickets]
PH – Planet Hollywood (part of Disney Springs)
PHP – Park Hopper Plus [ticket add-on to theme park tickets]
PI – Pleasure Island (formerly part of Disney Springs)
PO – Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, now Port Orleans French Quarter
PoC – Pirates of the Caribbean
POFQ – Port Orleans French Quarter
Poly – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
POP – Pop Century Resort
PORS – Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings)
PotC – Pirates of the Caribbean
PP – Platinum Annual Pass
PPP – Pirate and Princess Party
PPP – Platinum Plus Annual Pass
PV – Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

QS – quick service (part of Disney Dining Plan)

RC – Rainforest Cafe
RnRC – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
RoL – Rivers of Light
RS – Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings)

SB or SAB – Stormalong Bay [pool at Yacht & Beach Club]
SAP – Silver Annual Pass
SDD – Slinky Dog Dash
SDMT – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
SE – Spaceship Earth
SGE – Stitch’s Great Escape
SM – Splash Mountain
SM – Space Mountain
SoG – Shades of Green Resort
SP – Seasonal Pass [available only to Florida residents]
SplM – Splash Mountain
SSE – Spaceship Earth
SSR – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort [a DVC Resort]
ST – Star Tours
ST – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
SWW – Star Wars Weekend

TDS – The Disney Store(s)
THV – Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs Resort [a DVC Resort]
TiW – Tables in Wonderland (was Disney Dining Experience)
TL – Typhoon Lagoon
ToT – “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror”
TS – Table Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]
TSL – Toy Story Land
TSM – Toy Story Mania
TSI – Tom Sawyer Island
TT – Test Track
TTA – Tomorrowland Transit Authority
TTC – Transportation and Ticket Center

UoE – Universe of Energy

V&A – Victoria & Albert’s
VB – Disney’s Vero Beach Resort [a DVC Resort]
VGF – Disney’s Villas of Grand Floridian [a DVC Resort]
VWL – Disney’s Villas of Wilderness Lodge [a DVC Resort]

WDTC – Walt Disney Travel Company [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
WDW – Walt Disney World Resort
WL – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
WLV – Villas at Wilderness Lodge
WoD – Disney’s World of Disney
WoL – Wonders of Life
WPF&M – Water Park Fun & More [formerly an add-on to Magic Your Way tickets]
WS – World Showcase (part of Epcot)
WS – West Side (part of Disney Springs)
WWoS – Disney’s Wide World of Sports
WWS – Disney’s Wide World of Sports

Y&B – Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort
YC – Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Other common abbreviations used on the Internet
(this list doesn’t include *all* the abbreviations)

 

AFAIK – As far as I know
AYR – As you recall
BTW – By The Way
FWIW – For what it’s worth
GMTA – Great minds think alike
IIRC – If I recall correctly
IME – In my experience
IMHO – In my humble opinion
IYKWIM – If you know what I mean
J/K – Just kidding
JMHO – Just my humble opinion
LOL – Laugh Out Loud
OT – Off topic
OTOH – On the Other Hand
ROFL – rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO – rolling on floor laughing my *butt* off
TIA – Thanks in advance
TMI – Too much information
TTFN – Ta Ta For Now
TTYL – Talk To You Later
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (means that no two people experience the same thing in exactly the same way, just a caution placed on some descriptions of places, events, food, merchandise, consumer habits, practices, etc.)

 

Common abbreviations for relatives

 

BF – Boyfriend
BIL – Brother-in-law
DBF – Dear/Disney/Darling Boyfriend
DBIL – Dear/Disney/Darling Brother-in-law
DD – Dear/Disney/Darling Daughter
DF – Dear/Disney/Darling Fiance
DFIL – Dear/Disney/Darling Father-in-law
DGF – Dear/Disney/Darling Girlfriend
DGF – Dear/Disney/Darling Grandfather
DGM – Dear/Disney/Darling Grandmother
DH – Dear/Disney/Darling Husband
DMIL – Dear/Disney/Darling Mother-in-law
DS – Dear/Disney/Darling Son
DSIL – Dear/Disney/Darling Sister-in-law
DW – Dear/Disney/Darling Wife
D/?/4 – Dear/Disney/Darling relative and their age (used for kids)
FIL – Father-in-law
GF – Girlfriend
GF – Grandfather
GM – Grandmother
MIL – Mother-in-law
SIL – Sister-in-law
SO – Significant Other

 

A Couple of Notes

Emoticons – Emoticons: Punctuation signs that are arranged within text in such a way as to display the simulation of a face when viewed by turning your head to one side. Inserted into text to relay a facial expression or emotion/attitude to match the text, softens the text to “humanize” it somewhat and make it seem less harsh, less blunt, offered as friendly advice, etc., or to relay how news/information affects the writer.

🙂 or 🙂 – Happy/smiling
🙁 or 🙁 – Sad/frowning/disappointment
😀 – Very happy/Very big grin
:-/ – Skepticism/not feeling great
😉 or 😉 – Winking and smiling/in-joke or joking or teasing
😐 – Ambivalence/Not pleased

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