Common Abbreviations
and Acronyms

Everywhere you look there are abbreviations and acronyms --
talking about Walt Disney World or WDW, is no exception.

The following is a list of the abbreviations and acronyms used by Cast Members and folks on the internet. Some abbreviations have multiple meanings and some destinations have multiple abbreviations.

Disney Abbreviations
Common abbreviations for relatives
"Internet" abbreviations

Disney Abbreviations

7DMT - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (aka SDMT)

AA - The American Adventure
AA - Audio-Animatronics [The *robot* characters in the attractions.]
ADR - Advance Dining Reservation
AE - AllEars®
AK - Disney's Animal Kingdom
AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge
AKV - Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas [a DVC Resort]
AoA - Disney's Art of Animation Resort
AP - Annual Pass
AP - Artist Point
APer - Annual Passholder
AS - Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
ASM or ASMu - Disney's All-Star Music Resort
ASMV or ASMo- Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

BatB - "Beauty and the Beast" - Live on Stage
B&C - Beaches & Cream at the Beach Club
BB - Blizzard Beach
BC - Beach Club Resort
BCV - Beach Club Villas [a DVC Resort]
BLT- Disney's Bay Lake Towers at the Contemporary [a DVC Resort]
BOG - Be Our Guest Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)
BTM - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BTMR - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BTMRR - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BRV - Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
BW - Disney's BoardWalk
BWI - Disney's BoardWalk Inn
BWV - Disney's BoardWalk Villas [a DVC Resort]

CB - Character Breakfast [Breakfasts where Disney Characters show up.]
CBJ - Country Bear Jamboree
CBR - Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
CCV - Disney's opper Creek Villas & Cabins (DVC - Wilderness Lodge)
CG - California Grill
CM - Cast Member [An employee of the Walt Disney Company]
Cont - Disney's Contemporary Resort
CoP - Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
CP - Candlelight Processional
CP - Crystal Palace
CR - Disney's Contemporary Resort
CRO - Central Reservations Office [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
CS or CSR - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
CS - Counter Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]

DAH - Disney After Hours
DAK - Disney's Animal Kingdom
DAKL - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
DCA - Disney California Adventure
DCL - Disney Cruise Line
DD - Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
DD - Disney Dollars
DDP - Disney Dining Plan
DHS - Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios)
DL - Disneyland
DLH - Disneyland Hotel
DLP - Disneyland Paris
DLR- Disneyland Resort
DME - Disney's Magical Express
DQ - Disney Quest
DTD - Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
DRC - Disney Reservations Center [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
DVC - Disney Vacation Club

EC - Epcot
ECV - Electric Convenience Vehicle (electric wheelchair/scooter)
EE - Expedition Everest
ELP - Main Street Electrical Parade (electrical parade)
EMH - Extra Magic Hours
EWP - Electrical Water Pagent
ExE - Expedition Everest

F&G - Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
F&W - Epcot Food & Wine Festival
FF - Flying Fish
FLE - Fantasyland Expansion (Magic Kingdom)
FotA - Festival of the Arts (Epcot)
FoTLK - Festival of the Lion King (Animal Kingdom)
FOP - Flight of Passage (Animal Kingdom)
FP - Fast Pass
FP+ - Fast Pass Plus
FtW - Fort Wilderness
FW - Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground
FW - Future World (part of Epcot)

GAP - Gold Annual Pass
GF - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
GMR - The Great Movie Ride
GoH - Guest of Honor [written as GoH '76 meaning the first year you visited WDW]
GR - Guest Relations [at theme parks and Disney Springs]
GS - Guest Services [at water parks]

HDD- Hoop De Doo Review (Fort Wilderness Campground) sometimes seen as HDDR
HEA - Happily Ever After Fireworks Show at the Magic Kingdom
HH - Disney's Hilton Head Resort [a DVC Resort] sometimes seen as HHR
HISTA - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
HM - The Haunted Mansion
HM - Hidden Mickey
HoP - The Hall of Presidents
HS - Disney's Hollywood Studios

IASW - "it's a small world"
IG - International Gateway
IN - IllumiNations
ITTBAB - It's Tough To Be A Bug (at Animal Kingdom)

JC - Jungle Cruise
JIYI - Journey Into Your Imagination

KRR - Kali River Rapids
KJS - Kilimanjaro Safari
KTTW - Key To The World card [your Disney resort ID card]
KV - Kidani Village - section of Animal Kingdom Villas

LBV - Lake Buena Vista
LC - Lobby Concierge [the former Guest Services at the resorts]
LMA - Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
LTT - Liberty Tree Tavern

M&G - Meet and Greet
MB - Magic Bands
MB2 - Magic Bands version 2
MDE - My Disney Experience
ME - Magical Express
MI - Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
MK - Magic Kingdom
MM - Memory Maker
MNSSHP - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
MS - Main Street USA
MS or M:S - Mission:SPACE
MSEP - Main Street Electrical Parade
MV3D - Muppet*Vision 3D
MVMCP - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
MYW - Magic Your Way tickets and/or packages

NE - No Expiration [formerly added to Magic Your Way tickets]
NoJ - Night of Joy
NOS - New Orleans Square
NRJ - Na'vi River Journey (Animal Kingdom)

OKW - Disney's Old Key West Vacation Club Resort
OPR - Old Port Royale (at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort)

PAP - Premium Annual Pass
PC - Pop Century Resort
PH - Park Hopper [ticket add-on to theme park tickets]
PH - Planet Hollywood (part of Disney Springs)
PHP - Park Hopper Plus [ticket add-on to theme park tickets]
PI - Pleasure Island (formerly part of Disney Springs)
PO - Disney's Port Orleans Resort, now Port Orleans French Quarter
PoC - Pirates of the Caribbean
POFQ - Port Orleans French Quarter
Poly - Disney's Polynesian Resort
POP - Pop Century Resort
PORS - Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings)
PotC - Pirates of the Caribbean
PP - Platinum Annual Pass
PPP - Pirate and Princess Party
PPP - Platinum Plus Annual Pass
PV - Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

QS - quick service (part of Disney Dining Plan)

RC - Rainforest Cafe
RnRC - Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
RoL - Rivers of Light
RS - Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings)

SB or SAB - Stormalong Bay [pool at Yacht & Beach Club]
SAP - Silver Annual Pass
SDMT - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
SE - Spaceship Earth
SGE - Stitch's Great Escape
SM - Splash Mountain
SM - Space Mountain
SoG - Shades of Green Resort
SP - Seasonal Pass [available only to Florida residents]
SplM - Splash Mountain
SSE - Spaceship Earth
SSR - Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort [a DVC Resort]
ST - Star Tours
ST - Disney's Hollywood Studios
SWW - Star Wars Weekend

TDS - The Disney Store(s)
THV - Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs Resort [a DVC Resort]
TiW - Tables in Wonderland (was Disney Dining Experience)
TL - Typhoon Lagoon
ToT - "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror"
TS - Table Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]
TSMM - Toy Story Midway Mania
TSI - Tom Sawyer Island
TT - Test Track
TTA - Tomorrowland Transit Authority
TTC - Transportation and Ticket Center

UoE - Universe of Energy

V&A - Victoria & Albert's
VB - Disney's Vero Beach Resort [a DVC Resort]
VGF - Disney's Villas of Grand Floridian [a DVC Resort]
VWL - Disney's Villas of Wilderness Lodge [a DVC Resort]

WDTC - Walt Disney Travel Company [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
WDW - Walt Disney World Resort
WL - Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
WLV - Villas at Wilderness Lodge
WoD - Disney's World of Disney
WoL - Wonders of Life
WPF&M - Water Park Fun & More [formerly an add-on to Magic Your Way tickets]
WS - World Showcase (part of Epcot)
WS - West Side (part of Disney Springs)
WWoS - Disney's Wide World of Sports
WWS - Disney's Wide World of Sports

Y&B - Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort
YC - Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Other common abbreviations used on the Internet
(this list doesn't have *all* the abbreviations)

AFAIK - As far as I know
AYR - As you recall
BTW - By The Way
FWIW - For what it's worth
GMTA - Great minds think alike
IIRC - If I recall correctly
IME - In my experience
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IYKWIM - If you know what I mean
J/K - Just kidding
JMHO - Just my humble opinion
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
OT - Off topic
OTOH - On the Other Hand
ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my *butt* off
TIA - Thanks in advance
TMI - Too much information
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To You Later
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (means that no two people experience the same thing in exactly the same way, just a caution placed on some descriptions of places, events, food, merchandise, consumer habits, practices, etc.)

Common abbreviations for relatives

BF - Boyfriend
BIL - Brother-in-law
DBF - Dear/Disney/Darling Boyfriend
DBIL - Dear/Disney/Darling Brother-in-law
DD - Dear/Disney/Darling Daughter
DF - Dear/Disney/Darling Fiance
DFIL - Dear/Disney/Darling Father-in-law
DGF - Dear/Disney/Darling Girlfriend
DGF - Dear/Disney/Darling Grandfather
DGM - Dear/Disney/Darling Grandmother
DH - Dear/Disney/Darling Husband
DMIL - Dear/Disney/Darling Mother-in-law
DS - Dear/Disney/Darling Son
DSIL - Dear/Disney/Darling Sister-in-law
DW - Dear/Disney/Darling Wife
D/?/4 - Dear/Disney/Darling relative and their age (used for kids)
FIL - Father-in-law
GF - Girlfriend
GF - Grandfather
GM - Grandmother
MIL - Mother-in-law
SIL - Sister-in-law
SO - Significant Other

A Couple of Notes

Emoticons - Emoticons: Punctuation signs that are arranged within text in such a way as to display the simulation of a face when viewed by turning your head to one side. Inserted into text to relay a facial expression or emotion/attitude to match the text, softens the text to "humanize" it somewhat and make it seem less harsh, less blunt, offered as friendly advice, etc., or to relay how news/information affects the writer.

:-) or :) - Happy/smiling
:-( or :-( - Sad/frowning/disappointment
:-D - Very happy/Very big grin
:-/ - Skepticism/not feeling great
;-) or ;) - Winking and smiling/in-joke or joking or teasing
:-| - Ambivalence/Not pleased

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