Disney Lingo for Newbies

Disney Acronyms

Being a Disney Parks fan means you will come across MANY abbreviations and acronyms which you may, or may not, understand. Here is a comprehensive list of these Disney-related abbreviations which everyone planning any type of Disney vacation needs to know.

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DISNEY PARKS & DESTINATIONS

ABD – Adventures By Disney
ARS – Aulani Resort & Spa
DCL – Disney Cruise Line
DLP – Disneyland Paris
DLR – Disneyland Resort
DVC – Disney Vacation Club
HH – Hilton Head
VB – Vero Beach
WDW – Walt Disney World

DISNEY RESORTS

WALT DISNEY WORLD
AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge
AKV – Animal Kingdom Villas (DVC)
AOA – Art of Animation
ASMu – All Star Music
ASMo – All Star Movies
AS – All Star Sports
BC – Beach Club
BCV – Beach Club Villas (DVC)
BLT – Bay Lake Tower (DVC)
BRV – Boulder Ridge Villas (DVC)
BWI – Boardwalk Inn
BWV-Boardwalk Villas (DVC)
CBR – Caribbean Beach Resort
CCV – Copper Creek Villas (DVC)
CSR – Coronado Springs Resort
CR – Contemporary Resort
FW – Fort Wilderness
GF – Grand Floridian
KV – Kidani Village (section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
OKW – Old Key West
PC – Pop Century
POR – Port Orleans Riverside
POFQ – Port Orleans French Quarter
POLY – Polynesian
SSR – Saratoga Springs Resort
SOG – Shades of Green (Military Resort onsite)
S&D – Swan & Dolphin Resort
THV – Treehouse Villas (at Saratoga Springs) (DVC)
VGF – Grand Floridian Villas (DVC)
VWL – Wilderness Lodge Villas (DVC)
WL – Wilderness Lodge
YC – Yacht Club

DISNEYLAND RESORTS
DLH – Disneyland Hotel
GCH – Grand Californian
PPH – Paradise Pier

WALT DISNEY WORLD THEME PARKS
AK or DAK – Animal Kingdom
BB – Blizzard Beach
DHS – Disney Hollywood Studios
SWGE – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Section of DHS)
DS – Disney Springs
EP – Epcot
MK – Magic Kingdom
TL – Typhoon Lagoon
TSL – Toy Story Land (Section of DHS)
WWOS – Wide World of Sports (Sports Complex)

WALT DISNEY WORLD ATTRACTIONS

7DMT – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
BTMR or BTM – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
FoF – Festival of Fantasy parade
FoP – Flight of Passage
HEA – Happily Ever After Nighttime Spectacular
HM – Haunted Mansion
HoP – Hall of Presidents
IaSM – It’s a Small World
POTC – Pirates of the Caribbean
ROL – Rivers of Light
RnR – Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster
TSMM – Toy Story Midway Mania
ToT – Tower of Terror
TT – Test Track
TTA – Tomorrowland Transit Authority


DISNEYLAND SPECIFIC ABBREVIATIONS

DCA – Disney’s California Adventure
LAX – Los Angeles International Airport
LGB – Long Beach Airport
MHP – Mickey’s Halloween Party
ROA – Rivers of America
SNA – John Wayne Airport/Orange County
WoC – World of Color

DISNEY DINING

ADR – Advanced Dining Reservation
B&C – Beaches & Cream
BOG – Be Our Guest
CG – California Grill
CM – Chef Mickeys
CP – Crystal Palace (sometimes also the abbreviation for the Candlelight Processional)
CRT – Cinderella’s Royal Table
DDP – Disney Dining Plan
HDDR – Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
H&V – Hollywood & Vine
OOP – Out-of-Pocket
QS – Quick Service
TIW – Tables in Wonderland (previously DDE – Disney Dining Experience)
TS – Table Service
V&A – Victoria & Albert’s

DISNEY CRUISE LINE ABBREVIATIONS

AP – Animator’s Palate
CC – Castaway Cay
FE – Fish Extender (DCL Family Gift Exchange)
GTY – Guarantee
IGT – Inside Guarantee
OGT – Oceanview Guarantee
PC – Port Canaveral
VGT – Verandah Guarantee

MY MAGIC+ ABBREVIATIONS

FP+ – FastPass+
MB – MagicBand
MDE – My Disney Experience
MYW – Magic Your Way (Park Ticket)
MM – Memory Maker
PH – Park Hopper
WPF&M – Water Park Fun & More ticket option

MISCELLANEOUS ABBREVIATIONS

AP – Annual Pass
APR – Annual Pass Rate
CM – Cast Member
DME – Disney Magical Express
DRC – Disney Reservation Center
ECV – Electric Convenience Vehicle
EMH – Extra Magic Hour
EWP – Electrical Water Pageant
F&G – Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
F&W – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
IG – International Gateway (Entrance to EPCOT from Boardwalk)
KTTW – Key to the World Card (not used much anymore at WDW due to invention of MagicBands – still used on DCL)
TA – Travel Agent
TTC – Transportation & Ticket Center
MCO – Orlando International Airport
MNSSHP – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (seasonal extra purchase)
MVMCP – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (seasonal extra Purchase)
PAP – Premium Annual Pass
SWW – Star Wars Weekend
WS – World Showcase

SOCIAL MEDIA FAMILY LABELS

BIL – Brother in law
DBF – Disney Boyfriend
DF – Disney Fiancé
DGF – Disney Girlfriend
DH – Disney Husband
DW – Disney Wife
DD – Disney Daughter
DS – Disney Son
FIL – Father in Law
MIL – Mother in Law
SIL – Sister in Law

SEE YA REAL SOON!

Sue Nowicki is an alumna of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She is a team mom extraordinaire who has filled her time serving as secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist for her daughter’s travel sports team for over 15 years before becoming a team owner. She is also a travel consultant for Looking Glass Travel specializing in Disney destinations. You can follow her on Twitter at @JazzinDisneyMom.

 

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