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The Big List of Disney Abbreviations and Acronyms

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If you’re new to the world of Disney travel, you might be confused by all the shorthand, abbreviations, and acronyms thrown around on social media. Blogs & influencers sometimes throw things out there like, “Don’t forget to book your G+ LLL and ILL around your ADRs!” assume you just “know what we mean!” Here’s our big list of Disney abbreviations and acronyms that will have you speaking like a Disney pro in no time! ps- if you’re taking a toddler to Disney World, here are 6 tips you need!

SSE is a Disney abbreviation and acronym for Spaceship Earth
SSE is a Disney abbreviation and acronym for Spaceship Earth

The Big List of Disney Abbreviations and Acronyms

If you’re here, you want to learn to speak Disney!

Friends, you came to the right place for your lesson in Disney lingo.

While these Disney abbreviations and acronyms can change from time to time, this is the basic shorthand that is used on social media, message boards, and sometimes with your travel advisor.

We’ll share some of the most commonly used shorthand for Disney nomenclature that will help you decipher your way through your next Disney planning process.

AK is the disney abbreviation for Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Please note: we’re including some abbreviations that are no longer used, but may be referenced by old-timers.

If you’re dipping your toes into the wonderful world of Disney travel, you are bound to run into some of these phrases and programs of Yesteryear.

Glossary Of Disney Terms

There are certain phrases used at Disney that you need to know.

This is a short glossary of Disney terminology.

  • GUESTS: That’s YOU! You aren’t a client or a visitor or a tourist at Disney, you are a Guest.
  • CAST MEMBERS: The wonderful employees at Disney are called Cast Members. They are vital to the “show” experience you’ll have at the theme parks, resorts, and cruises.
  • MOUSEKEEPING: This is the Disney term for housekeeping at your resort. The Mousekeeping Cast Members are some of the hardest working folks at Disney. ps- tips are never expected but always appreciated!
  • ON PROPERTY: This means you are staying “inside the Disney Bubble”- ie, as a Guest at an official Disney Resort. Guests staying on property receive extra perks and benefits.
  • QUICK SERVICE: This is what a walk up dining location is called at Disney. You’ll pick your food up from a counter service window and find a nearby location to sit and eat.
  • TABLE SERVICE: This is what a sit-down full-service resturant is called. Most Table Service locations need reservations, or Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) in Disney lingo.
  • MOBILE ORDERING: Your cell phone is not only your communication device, but your “skip the line” pass for meal time! You can look at menus and place your order to be picked up at most quick service locations. Learn about the not-so-secret Quick Service Dining Tip of Mobile Ordering.
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  • ROPE DROP: This is for you early risers! Rope Drop is a Disney term for the time when a theme park opens. If you plan to make it to Rope Drop, please consider leaving your hotel 1 hour before the posted time.
  • MEMORY MAKER: This is the product you buy that will provide unlimited downloads of the photos taken while at the Disney parks. If you purchase in advance, you will save money!
  • PHOTOPASS PHOTOGRAPHERS: or PhotoPass are the Cast Members who will take those precious pictures! You can find them at various locations around the theme parks and they will happily snap your next family photo.
  • MAGIC SHOTS: PhotoPass Photographers might have Magic Shots they can add to your photos. Just ask and they will direct you on how to pose. Later, you might find a special friend showing up in your pictures!
  • PARK HOPPING/PARK HOPPERS: If you plan to visit more than one Disney theme park a day, you are going to hop from park to park! And you’ll need a special ticket to do that: it’s a Park Hopper ticket.
  • HIDDEN MICKEY: All of the Disney properties and parks love to hide Mickey head silhouette in their decor. Some are pretty obvious, but some can be cleverly hidden in attractions or wallpaper or even the carpet. This can be a fun game to find all the places this Disney touch has been added!

The Shorthand: Disney Abbreviations and Acronyms

Disney lingo is often shortened to a few letters.

Why?

Because Disney’s nomenclature is incredibly long and complex at times.

Instead of repeating “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith,” try typing in RnRC.

Disney people know what you mean and you saved your fingers a few extra keystrokes!

RnRC is Disney abbreviation for rock-n-roll-roller-coaster
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  • ADR- Advance Dining Reservations
  • AK – Animal Kingdom
  • AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • AKV – Animal Kingdom Villas
  • AoA – Art of Animation
  • AP – Annual Pass
  • ASs – All-Star Sports
  • ASMu – All-Star Music
  • ASMo– All-Star Movie’s
  • B&C – Beaches & Cream
  • BB – Blizzard Beach
  • BCR – Beach Club Resort
  • BCV – Beach Club Villas
  • BG – Boarding Group
  • BLT– Bay Lake Towers at the Contemporary Resort
  • BOG – Be Our Guest
  • BTMRR – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
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BTMRR is the Disney Acronym for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

More Abbreviations For Disney Terminology

  • BS – Barnstormer
  • BW – Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
  • BWV – Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • CBJ – Country Bear Jamboree
  • CBR – Caribbean Beach Resort
  • CG – California Grill
  • CM – Cast Member
  • CoP – Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • CP – Candlelight Processional
  • CP – Crystal Palace
  • CRT- Cinderella’s Royal Table resturaunt
  • CSR – Coronado Springs Resort
  • DAS – DisAbility Services
  • DCL- Disney Cruise Line
  • DLH- Disneyland Hotel
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DS or Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort
  • DS – Disney Springs (Walt Disney World Resort)
  • DTD- Downtown Disney (Disneyland Resort)
  • DVC – Disney Vacation Club
  • DDP- Disney Dining Plan
  • DLR- Disneyland Resort
  • DME- Disney’s Magical Express
  • EEH – Extended Evening Hours
  • EE or EMM – Early Morning Magic Hours
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  • EWP – Electrical Water Pagent
  • EE – Expedition Everest
  • F&G – Flower and Garden Festival
  • F&W – Food & Wine Festival
  • FF – Flying Fish
  • FoP – Flight of Passage
  • FoTLK – Festival of the Lion King
  • FP – Fast Pass
  • FP+ – Fast Pass Plus
  • FW – Fort Wilderness Campground
  • FW – Future World
  • G+ – Genie Plus
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  • GCH- Grand Californian Hotel
  • GF – Grand Floridian
  • GG – Garden Grill
  • GS – Guest Services
  • HM – Haunted Mansion
  • HoP – The Hall of Presidents
  • HS – Hollywood Studios
  • IASW – “it’s a small world”
  • ILL – Individual Lightning Lane
  • ITTBAB – It’s Tough To Be A Bug
  • JC – Jungle Cruise
  • JIYI – Journey Into Your Imagination
  • KRR – Kali River Rapids
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KS- Kilimanjaro Safari at Animal Kingdom

Even MORE Disney Acronyms & Terminology

  • KS – Kilimanjaro Safari
  • KV – Kidani Village
  • LL – Lightening Lane
  • LTT – Liberty Tree Tavern
  • LWTL – Living With the Land
  • MDE – My Disney Experience
  • MFSR- Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run
  • MK – Magic Kingdom
  • MM – Memory Maker
  • MMRR – Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
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  • MS – Mission: SPACE
  • MV3D – Muppet Vision
  • MNSSHP – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • MVMCP – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • OKW – Old Key West
  • PH – Park Hopper
  • PH – Planet Hollywood
  • POFQ – Port Orleans French Quarter
  • Poly – Polynesian Village Resort
  • POP – Pop Century Resort
  • POR – Port Orleans Riverside
  • PotC – Pirates of the Caribbean
  • PPH- Paradise Pier Hotel (Disneyland Resort)
  • QS – Quick Service
  • ROTR – Rise of the Resistance
  • RnRC – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Remy’s or RRE – Remy’s Rateatoullie Adventure
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  • RS – Rider Swap
  • SDD – Slinky Dog Dash
  • SDMT – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • SSE – Spaceship Earth
  • SM – Space Mountain
  • SoG – Shades of Green
  • SSR – Saratoga Springs Resort
  • ST – Star Tours
  • SWGE – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
  • TL – Typhoon Lagoon
  • ToT– Tower of Terror
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  • TS – Table Service
  • TSMM – Toy Story Midway Mania
  • TT – Test Track
  • TTA – Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • TTC – Transportation and Ticket Center
  • VotLM – Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • WDW – Walt Disney World Resort
  • WL – Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • WoD – World of Disney
  • WS – World Showcase
  • Y&B – Yacht & Beach Club
  • YC – Yacht Club

Did we miss something? We probably did.

There are a lot of shortcuts in Disney lingo!

If you have any questions or run across some Disney abbreviations or Disney acronyms you need help with, please leave them in the comments!

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