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Deciphering Disney Lingo

Disney Lingo: Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. Equally overwhelming is all the new vocabulary and acronyms you will encounter when you are planning your perfect trip. I am going to try my best to break down some of the most common acronyms and Disney lingo for you in alphabetical order.

Disney Vocabulary

ADR– Advance Disney Reservation- You can make an advanced dining reservation ( dinner reservations) for a table service restaurant.

AK– Animal Kingdom – – one of the four Disney Theme parks in Orlando

Animal Kingdom

AP-Annual Pass- A year long pass to Walt Disney World Theme parks.

BatB – Beauty and the Beast.

Be our Guest
Nicole Ellington

BOG– Be our Guest- A Beauty and the Beast Themed Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom with notoriously hard to snag reservations and a hefty price tag.

BLT– Bay Lake Tower- The Disney Vacation Club building housing rooms at the Contemporary Resort. My favorite smelling resort. You can get a candle that smells just like it here. ( not an ad)

CM– Cast Member- any Disney Employee.

DAK-Disney’s Animal Kingdom – one of the four Disney Theme parks in Orlando .

Nicole Ellington

DASDisability Access Service- The DAS Card is designed to accommodate guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities).

DCA– Disney’s California Adventure- The second gate at Disneyland California

DCL– Disney Cruise Line- Disney’s Version of a cruise line.

DCPDisney College Program- A paid internship with Disney in which college students work at Disney during their college years.

DDP-Disney Dining Plan- A prepaid meal plan to use in Walt Disney World.

Disney Springs– Disney’s Shopping district in Orlando.

disney springs

DME– Disney’s Magical Express- Complementary transportation from the Orlando area and your Disney hotel and back. Also know as the tragical express on your return trip to the airport.

DLP– Disneyland Paris- Disneyland in Paris . Just because I would love to visit…

DVC– Disney Vacation Club-Disney’s version of a time share. Read all about it here.

EMH– Extra Magic Hours- Extra hours in the Disney theme parks that are available when you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.

Flower and Garden Festival

F&G-Flower and Garden Festival- A festival that take place at Epcot beginning in March until around May.

FP– Fast Pass- three fast passes can be made per guest per day in advance for select rides and attractions at Walt Disney World.

F&W– Food and Wine Festival- Another festival at Epcot with an ever growing number of days, typically August – November.

MDE– My Disney Experience- A planning tool to keep all your Disney Plans straight. It can be accessed via an app or online. Use this tool to make fast passes, dining reservations and check wait times in the parks.

Memory Maker– The service that allows you to download all the pictures taken by Disney Photopass photographers or on rides. This is an additional cost or included in some levels of annual passes.

Epcot, Figment

MNSSHP – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, a ticketed event held in the Magic Kingdom on select nights in September and October.

MVMCP – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a ticketed event held in the Magic Kingdom on select nights in November and December.

Castle at Christmas

Photo Pass– the wonderful photographers located all over Walt Disney World. They are available to take a variety of pictures. They will take your picture and tap your magic band or hand you a card to link your pictures.

PotC– Pirates of the Caribbean- ride at the Magic Kingdom.

Rope Drop– Arriving at the park prior to the opening time in order to see the cast member “drop the rope” and allow guests into the park.

The Kiss Goodnight- After the Magic Kingdom closes there is a 2 minute “presentation” at the castle to send the guest off.

ToT – Tower of Terror- A ride in Hollywood Studios with a Twilight Zone theme.

Tower of Terror

TSL– Toy Story Land- A toy Story themed land found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

TTC– Ticket and Transportation Center- Here you will find Monorail, Ferry and Boat Transportation to various Resorts and Theme Parks.

Quick Service– A restaurant where you walk up to a counter and order food. Generally a faster and cheaper meal then a sit down or table service meal.

WDW– Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Disney Lingo: This is a pretty good list to get you started with some terms to help you navigate the ins and outs of Walt Disney World. Let me know if we left out any of your favorite terms below.

I'm Jen. Disney Lover, runner, penny pincher and mother of two boys, We live a few short hours away from Orlando and try to visit often. Follow along for family and adult Disney adventures as well as the occasional non -Disney family adventure.


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