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Miscellaneous Discuss WDW Acronyms in the News & Rumors forums; Hey everyone! Just recently, I've seen a lot of newbies asking people to explain their Disney acronyms. (Okay, I've gotten stumped once or twice, too. ) So, I thought it ...
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    Hey everyone! Just recently, I've seen a lot of newbies asking people to explain their Disney acronyms. (Okay, I've gotten stumped once or twice, too.) So, I thought it would be nice of us to all list one or two...or a few of our favorites, so others can educate themselves. I will begin with a few of my favorites.

    TTA-Tomorrowland Transit Authority
    BTMR-Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    POTC-Pirates of the Carribean
    HM-Haunted Mansion

    (I expect all of you guys with a couple thousand posts to contribute generously. )
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    EPCOT- Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow
    MVMCP- Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
    SSE- Spaceship Earth
    MK- Magic Kingdom
    AK- Animal Kingdom
    YOMAD- Year Of A Million Dreams

    I'll thry to think of some more...I been stumped once or twice also!
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    MNSSHP - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
    HM - can also mean Hidden Mickey as well as Haunted Mansion
    TTC - Ticket and Transportation Center
    CM - Cast Member
    MYW - Magic Your Way (tickets)
    FP - FastPass
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    RnRC - Rock 'n Roller Coaster
    ToT - Tower of Terror
    DME - Disney's Magical Express
    PS - Priority Seating
    TT - Test Track


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    From All Ear's website:

    AA - The American Adventure
    AA - Audio-Animatronics [The *robot* characters in the attractions.]
    AC - Adventurers Club
    ADR - Advance Dining Reservation
    AK - Disney's Animal Kingdom
    AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge
    AKV - Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas [a DVC 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]
    BTMRR - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    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
    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 or CSR - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    CS - Counter Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]
    CW - Comedy Warehouse at Pleasure Island

    D/MGM - Disney-MGM Studios

    DAKL - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    DCA - Disney's California Adventure
    DCL - Disney Cruise Line
    DD - Downtown Disney
    DD - Disney Dollars
    DDE - Disney Dining Experience [discount card available to FL residents & Annual Passholders]
    DDP - Disney Dining Plan
    DL - Disneyland
    DLH - Disneyland Hotel
    DLP - Disneyland Paris
    DLR- Disneyland Resort
    DME - Disney's Magical Express
    DQ - Disney Quest
    DTD - Downtown Disney
    DRC - Disney Reservations Center [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
    DVC - Disney Vacation Club
    DW - Walt Disney World Resort
    DWWS - Disney's Wide World of Sports

    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

    FF - Flying Fish
    FoTLK - Festival of the Lion King (Animal Kingdom)
    FP - Fast Pass
    FtW - Fort Wilderness
    FW - Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground
    FW - Future World (part of Epcot)

    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]
    GR - Guest Relations [at theme parks and Downtown Disney]
    GS - Guest Services [at water parks]

    HDD- Hoop De Doo Review (Fort Wilderness Campground) sometimes seen as HDDR
    HH - Disney's Hilton Head Resort [a DVC Resort]
    HISTA - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
    HM - The Haunted Mansion
    HM - Hidden Mickey
    HoP - The Hall of Presidents

    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]

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

    ME - Magical Express
    MGM - Disney-MGM Studios
    MILFCC - Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club
    MK - Magic Kingdom
    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 [added to Magic Your Way tickets]
    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)

    PAP - Premium Annual Pass
    PC - Pop Century Resort
    PH - Park Hopper [ticket add-on to Magic Your Way tickets]
    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
    POP - Pop Century Resort
    PORS - Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings)
    PotC - Pirates of the Caribbean
    PPP - Pirate and Princess Party

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

    SB - Stormalong Bay [pool at Yacht & Beach Club]
    SE - Spaceship Earth
    SGE - Stitch's Great Adventure
    SM - Splash Mountain
    SM - Space Mountain
    SoG - Shades of Green Resort
    SP - Seasonal Pass [available only to Florida residents]
    SplM - Splash Mountain
    SSR - Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort [a DVC Resort]
    ST - Star Tours
    ST - Disney-MGM Studios
    SWW - Star Wars Weekend

    TDS - The Disney Store(s)
    TL - Typhoon Lagoon
    ToT - "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror"
    TS - Table Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]
    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]
    VotLM - Voyage of the Little Mermaid
    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 [add-on to Magic Your Way tickets]
    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



    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
    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 Boyfriend
    DBIL - Dear Brother-in-law
    DD - Dear Daughter
    DF - Dear Fiance
    DFIL - Dear Father-in-law
    DGF - Dear Girlfriend
    DGF - Dear Grandfather
    DGM - Dear Grandmother
    DH - Dear Husband
    DMIL - Dear Mother-in-law
    DS - Dear Son
    DSIL - Dear Sister-in-law
    DW - Dear Wife
    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
    - 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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    Wow. You really took the fun away from it. My point was for people to share their favorites. I wish I could remove your last post.
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    MandaBella, I think you gave a super informative list. Thanks for taking your time to do so!

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    I've though of some others.

    RCDAK: Rainforest Cafe in Disney Animal Kingdom
    RCDD: Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney
    TC: Turf Club (Saratoga Springs Resort & Spas Table Service)
    DHS: Disney Hollywood Studios
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