Common 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."*


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®
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
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
:-D - 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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