Do you find yourself stumped by the abbreviations found in many online conversations about popular Disney destinations? While this Disney speak may seem like an unknown language, this shorthand is commonly seen on message boards and in groups. See below for some of the most common Disney abbreviations.
WDW – This one is easy, Walt Disney World.
LBV – Lake Buena Vista.
MK – Magic Kingdom. If you hear someone say they want to go to Epcot and Disney World they are probably referring to Magic Kingdom Park.
EP – Epcot.
DHS – Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
DAK – Disney’s Animal Kingdom or AK if you really want to go even shorter.
EMH – Extra Magic Hours. The time before opening or after closing exclusively for Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests.
CRT – Cinderella’s Royal Table. Located in Cinderella Castle. Quite possibly the hardest table service reservation to get at WDW. Also known as eating in the castle.
BBB – Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Where Fairy Godmothers in Training transform little girls into their own version of a Disney princess.
BWV – Boardwalk Villas
BW – For Disney’s Boardwalk which is a great place to hang out!
MCO – Also often called OIA Orlando International Airport. If you’re a Disney fan, it’s your first little taste of Disney World and the only airport where you will find Disney’s Magical Express.
ME – Magical Express or DME – Disney Magical Express. This is the bus you take to and from the Airport.
TTC – Ticket and Transportation Center. This location is where you can catch a monorail to Magic Kingdom or Epcot. You can also catch a ferry boat to Magic Kingdom Park here.
MDE/MDX – My Disney Experience. Refers to the app where you make all of your plans for your trip.
MB– Magic Band. The wearable that links to your MDE/MDX account.
ADR – Advanced Dining Reservation. Otherwise known as the dining reservations everyone is making 180 days before they check in.
QS – Quick Service. The Disney version of a fast food, seat yourself meal.
FP or FP+ – Fastpass or Fastpass+. The ride reservation you make 60 days (or 30 days if not staying in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel) prior to your check-in date.
CoP – Carousel of Progress. This attraction has quite a fan base and is located in Tomorrowland
HoP – Hall of Presidents. Attraction in Liberty Square
7DMT– Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Fun family friendly rollercoaster in Fantasyland. FP highly suggested.
BTMRR – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Board a runaway mine train for a wild ride in Frontierland.
PotC – Pirates of the Caribbean.
FoF – Festival of Fantasy. Afternoon parade at Magic Kingdom Park.
HEA – Happily Ever After. The stunning nightly fireworks show at Magic Kingdom Park.
FoLK – Festival of the Lion King.
RoL – Rivers of Light. The Nighttime show at DAK.
F!– Fantasmic. The nighttime show at HS.
AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sometimes referred to as DAK Lodge
POFQ – Port Orleans French Quarter
Riverside – Port Orleans Riverside Resort. The sister resort to POFQ
CS – Coronado Springs
CBR – Caribbean Beach Resort
CM – Cast Member. What Disney calls their employees.
BOG – Be Our Guest. Refers to the very popular Be Our Guest restaurant in Fantasyland. Although breakfast and lunch are quick service you’ll still need an ADR for this one.
MYW – Magic Your Way. Refers to package and ticket types. One of the few Disney fan acronyms that’s actually an official Disney one as well.
PH – Park Hopper [ticket add-on to Magic Your Way tickets]
GF – Grand Floridian, Disney’s flagship resort.
Poly – Shortened form for Disney’s Polynesian Resort
WP – Wedding Pavilion.
DVC – Disney Vacation Club.
DS – Disney Springs. The shopping, entertainment, and dining area. Formally known as DtD or Downtown Disney. Downtown Disney still exists at Disneyland.
PI – Pleasure Island. This is an old term. In its heyday, Pleasure Island was the place for nighttime entertainment in the former Downtown Disney.
EoS – Earl of Sandwich. A favorite sandwich shop in Disney Springs.
V&A – Victoria and Alberts. Pricey, four-star restaurant in the GF.
FW – Ft. Wilderness. This resort has both campsites and cabins.
DWL – Disney Wilderness Lodge
OKW – Disney’s Old Key West Vacation Club Resort
AoA – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Known for the themed family suites and very popular Little Mermaid rooms.
TT – Test Track
LwtL – Living with the Land.
TSL – Toy Story Land
TSM – Toy Story Mania.
SDD – Slinky Dog Dash. New family-friendly rollercoaster in TSL.
RnRC – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
ToT – Tower of Terror.
SSE – Spaceship Earth.
FEA – Frozen Ever After. Not very common, but refers to the attraction at the Norway pavilion formally the Malestrom.
FOP – Flight of Passage.
MNSSHP – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
MVMCP – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
AP – Annual Pass.
CP – College Program. Refers to college students interning at Walt Disney World for a semester.
ECV – Electric Convenience Vehicle.
TiW – Tables in Wonderland. This is a dining program for AP holders
HDDR – Hoop Dee Doo Review. This show is a favorite for both guests and Cast Members. The kitschy humor is appropriate for all ages.
F&W – Food and Wine. Refers to the yearly Food and Wine festival that takes place in Epcot every fall.
F&G – Flower and Garden. Refers to the and Flower and Garden Festival held each spring at Epcot.
FotA – Festival of the Arts. This yearly festival is held at Epcot during the winter months.
SWL and SWGE – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge also known as Star Wars Land.
AS – All-Stars. Refers to the three All-Stars value resorts
ASMo, ASSports, and ASMu – All Star Movies, Sports, and Music.
POP – Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
DCL – Disney Cruise Line.
DL – Disneyland. This is the one in California
DCA – Disney California Adventure.
I hope this list of the most common Disney abbreviations helps you navigate online conversations with ease. Let me know in the comments below if you have any to add to the list!
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