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    Abbreviations and such Guide...?

    Is there a guide anwhere to find out what all these different abbreviations and stuch mean?

    the basic ones I get...

    WDW, HM, AK, AKL, FW, etc....

    but there are some that I don't quite get and feel reeeeallly dumb if I see one I don't know... and don't wanna ask because then I'll look dumb too.

    So... is there any sort of guide around here? or could anyone be so kind as to make one.... for the clueless and the newbies...?
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    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.

    AA - The American Adventure
    AA - Audio-Animatronics [The *robot* characters in the attractions.]
    AABBQ - All-American Bar-B-Que
    AC - Adventurers Club
    AE - The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter
    AK - Disney's Animal Kingdom
    AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge
    AP - Annual Passport
    AP - Artist Point
    APer - Annual Passportholder
    AS - Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
    ASM - Disney's All-Star Music Resort
    ASMV- Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

    BatB - "Beauty and the Beast" - Live on Stage
    BB - Blizzard Beach
    BC - Beach Club Resort
    BCV - Beach Club Villas
    BTMRR - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    BW - Body Wars
    BW - Disney's BoardWalk Resort
    BWV - Disney's BoardWalk Resort (Villas)

    CB - Character Breakfast [Breakfasts where Disney Characters show up.]
    CBJ - Country Bear Jamboree
    CBR - Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
    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
    CRO - Central Reservations Office [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
    CS - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    CSR - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    CTX - Countdown to Extinction (now called Dinosaur - Animal Kingdom)

    D/MGM - Disney-MGM Studios

    DAKL - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    DC - Disney Club

    DCA - Disney's California Adventure

    DCR - Davy Crockett Ranch
    DD - Downtown Disney
    DL - Disneyland
    DLH - Disneyland Hotel
    DLP - Disneyland Paris
    DLP - Disneyland Pacific Hotel
    DV - Disney Village Marketplace
    DVC - Disney Vacation Club
    DVM - Disney Village Marketplace
    DW - Walt Disney World Resort
    DWWS - Disney's Wide World of Sports
    DxL - Disney's Dixie Landings Resort, now Port Orleans Riverside

    EC - Epcot
    ECV - Electronic Convenience Vehicle (electric wheelchair/scooter)
    EE - Surprise Mornings (early entry)
    ELP - Main Street Electrical Parade (electrical parade)

    FF - Flying Fish
    FoTLK - Festival of the Lion King (Animal Kingdom)
    FNF - Food and Fun
    FtW - Fort Wilderness
    FW - Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground
    FW - Future World (part of Epcot)
    FWH - Disney's Fort Wilderness Homes

    GF - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    GMR - The Great Movie Ride
    GN - Grad Night
    GoH - Guest of Honor [written as GoH '76 meaning the first year you visited WDW]
    GSM - Guest Satisfaction Measurement

    HISTA - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
    HM - The Haunted Mansion
    HM - Hidden Mickey
    HNY - Hotel New York
    HoND - Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame - A Musical Adventure
    HoP - The Hall of Presidents
    HSFe - Hotel Santa Fe

    IASW - "It's A Small World"
    IG - International Gateway
    IN - IllumiNations

    JC - Jungle Cruise
    JIYI - Journey Into Your Imagination

    LBV - Lake Buena Vista
    LOS - Length of Stay Passport
    LS - The Living Seas

    MGM - Disney-MGM Studios
    MK - Magic Kingdom
    MKC - Magic Kingdom Club
    MNSSHP - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
    MS - Main Street USA
    MS - Mission:SPACE
    MSEP - Main Street Electrical Parade
    MV3D - Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision X3D 4D
    MVMCP - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    NBC - Newport Bay Club
    NoJ - Night of Joy
    NOS - New Orleans Square

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

    PH - Planet Hollywood (part of Downtown Disney)
    PI - Pleasure Island (part of Downtown Disney)
    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
    PotC - Pirates of the Caribbean

    RC - River Country
    RC - Rainforest Cafe

    SE - Spaceship Earth
    SL - Sequoia Lodge
    SM - Splash Mountain
    SM - Space Mountain
    SplM - Splash Mountain
    ST - Star Tours
    ST - Disney-MGM Studios

    TDS - The Disney Store
    TL - Typhoon Lagoon
    TLS - The Living Seas
    TM - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    TMK - Magic Kingdom
    ToT - "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror"
    TS - Ticket Services
    TSI - Tom Sawyer Island
    TST - Disney-MGM Studios
    TT - Test Track
    TTA - Tomorrowland Transit Authority
    TTC - Transportation and Ticket Center
    TZToT - "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror"

    UoE - Universe of Energy

    UMP - Unlimited Magic Pass, now UPH, Unlimited Park Hopper

    VM - Disney Village Marketplace (part of Downtown Disney)
    VMCP - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
    VotLM - Voyage of the Little Mermaid

    WDW - Walt Disney World Resort
    WL - Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort

    WLV - Wilderness Lodge Villas

    WoD - Disney's World of Disney
    WoL - Wonders of Life
    WoM - World of Motion
    WS - World Showcase (part of Epcot)

    WS - West Side (part of Downtown Disney)
    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

    20K - Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    Disney Newsgroup abbreviations:


    add - alt.disney.disneyland
    add(l) - alt.disney.disneyland
    add(w) - alt.disney.disneyworld

    DDD - Disney Deprivation Disorder

    FDC - Future Disney Cabinet

    RAD - rec.arts.disney
    r.a.d. - rec.arts.disney
    r.a.d.* - rec.arts.disney (all three tend to refer to the entire cluster of Disney related newsgroups here in the rec.* hierarchy)
    RADP - rec.arts.disney.parks
    radp - rec.arts.disney.parks
    r.a.d.parks - rec.arts.disney.parks
    RAD.p - rec.arts.disney.parks

    TDC - Trimobious Disney Cabinet

    WDWIG - Deb's Unofficial Walt Disney World Information Guide

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

    BTW - By The Way

    FWIW - for what it's worth
    IMHO - in my humble opinion
    OT - off topic
    OTOH - On the Other Hand

    ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
    ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my *butt* off
    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.)

    A Couple of Notes

    GOH or GoH - Guest of Honor, parodying and imitating WDW's practice this year of honoring which year park visitors visited WDW for the first time. Some people added this information, speaking about themselves, in their signatures at the bottoms of posts. It simply means the year the person writing the posting to the newsgroup visited WDW for the first time.

    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
    - 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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    oh i love you so much!!! Thansk Manda!!

    Just one more, i think....
    When people refer to their DH or DW... am I right in assuming they are talking about their spouse?
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    October 2012 - Wedding and Honeymoon! - WDW (POR)


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    Quote Originally Posted by rosworms
    oh i love you so much!!! Thansk Manda!!

    Just one more, i think....
    When people refer to their DH or DW... am I right in assuming they are talking about their spouse?
    Correct!!

    The D in DH (husband), DW (wife), DS (son), DD (daughter), etc. usually means Dear or Darling. Some like to think it is Disney and others will mean D$#% when they aren't exactly happy with that person. Whatever works for you!

    Other ones...
    MIL - Mother in Law Heh
    FIL - Father in Law
    DSis - Sister
    DF - Fiance/Fiancee

    If you can decipher this sentence, you're good:
    DH and I love our DVC membership and love staying at the BWV in the Fall because we enjoy F&WF, MNSSHP, and being close to the IG of Epcot.
    Amanda
    always plotting, planning, and looking forward to our next adventure...


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    FWIW, DW & I love our DVC BWV-TS! BTW: EPCOT's IG (w/WS/MS/TT), MGM 's MG (w/ToT/RR/IJSS/ST), F&S, etc. are close by. IMHO, BWV is OOTB DVC-TS' at WDW - AFAIK, anway.

    Yech.... No wonder I try to stay clear of the acronyms!!!

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    One missing that has come up a few time:
    DDE = Disney Dining Experience

    and one from Bonny in chat - thought this one was great!:
    ROTFLMMEO - Rolling on the floor laughing my Mickey Ears off!
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    Awwww, I am so flattered! I am glad you like that one Pat!
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    And you think i'm funny....can i borrow that one MommytoMJM? Mainly to just confuse non-Disney folks--Are they any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vixen101485
    And you think i'm funny....can i borrow that one MommytoMJM? Mainly to just confuse non-Disney folks--Are they any?
    Of course, use it liberally!! I can't wait to meet you guys in Sept. Also, please feel free to ask me about any abbreviations, I've been hanging out on the WWW for an embarrassingly long time and know most of them!
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