Disney Defined - What?

Sunday, September 1, 2013

While planning your trip you may come across many acronyms and language specific to WDW that you may need some help interpreting.

General/Planning

AK - Animal Kingdom
BB- Blizzard Beach
CM - Cast Member (employees)
DCL - Disney Cruise Line
DD - Downtown Disney
DDM - Downtown Disney Marketplace
DDWS - Downtown Disney West Side
DDP - Disney Dining Plan
DL - Disneyland
DVC - Disney Vacation Club
EMH - Extra Magic Hour
EP - Epcot
FD- Free Dining (a popular discount often offered in the fall for a rack rate accommodation and free dining)
FDP - Fantasmic Dinner Package
FP - Fast Pass
Guest - that's you, the visitor
HS - Hollywood Studios
LOS - Length of Stay
MCO - Orlando International Airport
ME - Magical Express (transportation from MCO to your Disney Hotel)
MK - Magic Kingdom
MSEP - Main Street Electrical Parade
MYW - Magic Your Way (an addition to your room reservation for park tickets)
PH - Park Hopper (a park ticket that allows admission to multiple parks in a single day)
PS - Priority Seating (there is no "reservation," just a jump to the front of the line
PS&D - Play Stay & Dine (popular discount that combines a rack rate accommodation with child prices for tickets and dining plan)
Rack Rate - a non-discounted room rate
RO- Room Only (as in discount)
TL - Typhoon Lagoon
TTC - Ticket and Transportation Center - the hub of Disney Transportation; bus, monorail, ferry
The World - anything within the confines of Disney Property
WDW - Walt Disney World
WS - World Showcase at Epcot

Accommodations
AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge
AOA - Art of Animation
ASM - All Star Music or Movies
ASS - All Star Sports
BC - Beach Club
BLT - Bay Lake Towers
BW - Boardwalk
CBR - Caribbean Beach Resort
CR or CONT - Contemporary Resort
CS - Coronado Springs
FW - Fort Wilderness
GF - Grand Floridian
OKW- Old Key West
PC - Pop Century
PO - Port Orleans
Poly - Polynesian
POFQ - Port Orleans French Quarter
POR - Port Orleans Riverside
SD - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
SSR - Saratoga Springs Resort
WL - Wilderness Lodge
Y & BC - Yacht and Beach Club


Dining
ADR - Advance Dining Reservation
CG - California Grille
CRT - Cinderella's Royal Table
CM's - Chef Mickey's
CP - Crystal Palace
CS - Counter Service (sometimes also QS)
FFC- Flying Fish Café
GG - Garden Grill
H & V - Hollywood and Vine
HDD(R) - Hoop De Doo Review
LTT - Liberty Tree Tavern
WC - Whispering Canyon

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