Common Disney Acronyms & Abbreviations: Explained!

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Sometimes when reading a Disney forum or blog it might feel like you’re reading a complex coded language that only the most dedicated Disney fans are privy to. To help you decipher this unofficial Disney code, here is a list of the most common Disney acronyms and abbreviations that you may come across on the web. Please click the “+” button on each of the grey boxes below to view the full list.

Resorts & Hotels

With 6 resorts around the world and over 40 resort hotels you’ll see these common Disney acronyms pop-up time and time again.

Resorts & Hotels Acronyms

AoA – Art of Animation

AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge

AKV – Animal Kingdom Villas

AS – All Star Resort

AUL – Aulani Disney Resort

BB – Blizzard Beach Water Park

BC – Beach Club Resort

BCV – Beach Club Villas

BLT – Bay Lake Tower at CR

BW – Boardwalk Resort

BWI – Boardwalk Inn

BWV – Boardwalk Villas

CBR – Caribbean Beach Resort

CR – Contemporary Resort

CSR – Coronado Springs Resort

DLP – Disneyland Paris

DS – Disney Springs

DVC – Disney Vacation Club

OKW – Old Key West

Poly – Polynesian Village Resort

Pop – Pop Century

POR – Port Orleans Resort

SSR – Saratoga Springs Resort

TDL – Tokyo Disneyland

WDW – Walt Disney World

Y&B – Yacht & Beach Club Resort

YC – Yacht Club Resort

Parks & Rides

Another popular set of acronyms are for Disney’s parks and rides around the world. Here are a few of the most common Disney acronyms related to parks and rides.

Parks & Rides Acronyms

7DMT – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

AK – Animal Kingdom

BB – Blizzard Beach

BTMRR – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

DHS – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

EE – Expedition Everest

F&G – Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot

F&W – Food & Wine Festival at Epcot

FoP – Avatar, Flight of Passage

FW – Future World at Epcot

IASW – It’s A Small World

IG – International Gateway at Epcot

MK – Magic Kingdom

FoTLK – Festival of The Lion King

HDD – Hoop-De-Doo Revue

HM – Haunted Mansion

HoP – Hall of Presidents

RnR – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

RoE – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

SDD – Slinky Dog Dash

SM – Space Mountain or Splash Mountain

SSE – Spaceship Earth

ST – Star Tours

SWW – Star Wars Weekend

TL – Typhoon Lagoon

ToT – Tower of Terror

TSL – Toy Story Land

TSMM – Toy Story Midway Mania!

TT – Test Track at Epcot

TTA – Tomorrowland Transit Authority

TTC – Ticket and Transportation Center

WS – World Showcase

Dining & Restaurants

There are hundreds of restaurants throughout the Disney resorts. Here are a few of the most common Disney acronyms and abbreviations for restaurants and dining.

Dining & Restaurants Acronyms

ADR – Advanced Dining Reservation

CB – Character Breakfast

CHH – Columbia Harbour House

CS – Counter Service/Quick Service Locations

DDP – Disney Dining Plan

PTC – ’50s Prime Time Cafe

TIW – Tables in Wonderland

TS – Table Service

V&A – Victoria & Alberts at GF

Other Services

While using acronyms while searching for a park service might seem counterintuitive, you will likely come across these common Disney acronyms and abbreviations while planning your next Disney vacation.

Other Services Acronyms

AP – Annual Pass

CM – Cast Member

DME – Disney’s Magical Express

DSL – Disney Skyliner

EMH – Extra Magic Hours

FP/FP+ – Fast Pass+

MB – Magic Band

MDE – My Disney Experience App

MYW – Magic Your Way Tickets

How Well Do You Know Your Acronyms Quiz!

Ok, now that you’ve read through this list of common Disney acronyms, test your knowledge and solve the hidden message.

We have a family of 5 going to WDW in May, staying at SSR. We’re trying to decide the best FP to book on each day. Day one we’re going to MK, day 2 DHS and DS in the evening, Day 3 we’re doing AK and EE is a must. If we have time we might swing by TL on Day 4 before heading to the airport. We’ve booked DDP already with a couple of CB and planning on taking advantage of EMH. Any suggestions would be great. 


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