50 Things Disney World Fans Say That Other People Don’t Understand

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the things you need to understand. You have to familiarize yourself with the parks, current policies, the booking process, and tons of other basic information. 

Cinderella Castle

Things can get even more confusing when Disney planning and fan sites are packed with acronyms and Disney-speak that takes a Disney University degree to understand. 😉

Disney World fanatics use different phrases and acronyms for just about everything in the World, and today we’re sharing the list of the top 50.

If you’re a big fan, you can see how many of these you know, and if you’re not, then this list will get you on the way to becoming an expert!

  • Genie/Genie+: Genie is a free service offered through the My Disney Experience app that helps users plan their day. Genie+ is a paid service that allows guests choose return times for attractions and avoid standby lines.
  • Lightning Lane Entrance: The physical entrance guests use to bypass the standby line at attractions.
  • Individual Lightning Lane (Fancy Rides): A purchase for expedited entry into select attractions not offered with the purchase of Genie+.
  • Rope Drop: What Disney fans call arriving at the parks in the morning before they open in order to beat the crowds. (Disney used to literally walk guests into the parks behind a long rope to maintain order at park opening!)
  • Imagineer/Imagineering: The name that Disney calls the engineers and designers who create their theme parks and experiences.
  • Cast Member: The official title for any Disney employee; also shortened to CM.
Cast Members at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Disney Skyliner
Halloween at Magic Kingdom
EPCOT during the Flower & Garden Festival
Animal Kingdom
A few different MagicBand designs that Disney sells.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Slinky Dog Dash
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Topolino’s Terrace

There you go! This is the Disney jargon that fans know, but other folks probably won’t understand! For more tips and information on the Disney World parks (and to make sure that you’re up-to-date on the Disney speak), make sure to stay tuned to AllEars.

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2 Replies to “50 Things Disney World Fans Say That Other People Don’t Understand”

  1. I thought this was going to be more like “This smells like the Polynesian” more than just primarily acronyms or nouns haha.