As you start to research your trip you will find tons of information and message boards about all things Disney. Sometimes it seems like they speak in code. Here are some of the more common terms or abbreviations you may see:
ADRs – Advanced Dining Reservations. Can be made up to 180 days in advance. (after Oct. 27, 2009)
AK – Animal Kingdom
AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge
AP – Annual Pass
ASMo – All Star Movies Resort
ASMu – All Star Music Resort
ASS – All Star Sports Resort
Attractions – There are no rides in Walt Disney World everything is an attraction, show or experience.
BBB – Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. There are two salons one in MK at the base of Cinderella’s castle and in Downtown Disney. Your little princess can have a princess make-over at either boutique.
BW – Boardwalk
BWV – Boardwalk Villas
Cast Members – All workers at Walt Disney World
CBR – Caribbean Beach Resort
CM – Can either mean Cast Member (workers at Walt Disney World are referred to as this) OR Chef Mickey’s restaurant in the Contemporary Resort.
CP – This can mean either the Crystal Palace restaurant in Magic Kingdom OR Candlelight Processional held at Christmas time in Epcot.
CR – Contemporary Resort
CRT – Cinderella’s Royal Table. Located in the castle at Magic Kingdom.
CS – Counter Service restaurant. Any restaurant where you order at a counter and take the food back to your seat.
CSR – Coronado Springs Resort
DDP – Disney Dining Plan. This plan includes one counter service meal, one table service meal and one snack per day.
DxDP – Deluxe Dining Plan. Offers two table service meals and two snacks per day. Can also be upgraded to include wine with dinner.
DHS – Disney Hollywood Studios
DTD – Downtown Disney. A separate shopping, dining and fun area to explore. You can stop at Goofy’s Candy Co., the Lego store, Rainforest Cafe and see a movie all in one afternoon.
DVC – Disney Vacation Club
EMH – Extra Magic Hours. Parks are open on select days one hour before general opening or three hours after general closing for Disney resort guests. You will need to show your room key to enter shows and attractions.
Fastpass – (FP) Disney’s way of managing lines. Put each of your parties park tickets into the kiosk and receive a small ticket that will allow you to return to an attraction or show at a specified time and you will enter a separate line with a very short wait. You may not get another fastpass until 5 minutes after the start time on your ticket OR 2 hours after the you received your fastpass.
FP – Fastpass
GAC – Guest Access Card. Can be done at any Guest Relations Booth at any park. This card will allow guests with disabilities or limitations enjoy their vacations to the fullest.
GF – Grand Floridian. A Disney Deluxe hotel.
IASWAA – It’s a Small World After All ride
MK – Magic Kingdom
MNSSHP – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Held on specific nights during September and October at the Magic Kingdom. It includes a parade, shows, character meet and greets and select rides. A separate event ticket must be purchased for this.
MVMCP – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Held on specific nights during November and December at the Magic Kingdom. It includes a parade, shows, character meet and greets and select rides. A separate event ticket must be purchased for this.
OOP – Out-of-Pocket. Everything that is not included on a dining plan such as gratuities, or appetizers on certain plans need to paid out-of-pocket.
POC – Pirates of the Caribbean. A popular ride in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom.
POFQ – Port Orleans French Quarter
RnR – Rock’n Roller Coaster at Disney Studios
ToT – Tower of Terror in Disney Studios
TS– Table Service restaurant. A restaurant that you order from menus with wait staff.
QS – Quick Service. This Disney meal plan offers two counter service meals and two snacks every day of your vacation. A refillable resort mug is also included in this plan.