Guide to Common Disney Acronyms

In this post, we’re going to list the acronyms that we (or others) commonly use when talking about Disney vacation planning. Some other destinations will pop up, as well. Links are provided to some related content in case you need to know more about the topic.

Disney Planning

ABD - Adventures By Disney

ADR - Advance Dining Reservation

AP - Annual Pass(holder) (Disney World Annual Pass, Disneyland Annual Pass)

CM - Cast Member (Disney employee)

DDP - Disney Dining Plan

DME - Disney’s Magical Express

DVC - Disney Vacation Club

EMH - Extra Magic Hour (Morning Extra Magic Hour at Magic Kingdom)

EEMH - Extra Extra Magic Hour (Extra Extra Magic Hours at Hollywood Studios, Aug. 29 through Nov. 2 at Disney World)

FP - FastPass (interchangeably with FP+ for FastPass+ at Walt Disney World)

LAX - Los Angeles International Airport (not an acronym)

MCO - Orlando International Airport (not an acronym)

QS - Quick Service (type of Disney Dining Plan credit)

SNA - John Wayne Airport (not an acronym)

TM - Team Member (Universal employee)

TTC - Transportation and Ticket Center

MNSSHP - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 

MVMCP - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Parks And Resorts

DAK or AK - Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DCA - Disney California Adventure

DCL - Disney Cruise Line

DL - Disneyland

DLP - Disneyland Paris

DLR - Disneyland Resort 

DHS or HS - Disney’s Hollywood Studios

HKDL - Hong Kong Disneyland

IoA - Universal’s Islands of Adventure

MK - Magic Kingdom

SDR/L - Shanghai Disney Resort / land

TDR/L - Tokyo Disney Resort / land

UOR - Universal Orlando Resort

USF - Universal Studios Florida

WDW - Walt Disney World


AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge

AoA - Art of Animation

ASM - All Star Music or Movies (context should make it clear, sometimes also ASMusic or ASMovies)

GF - Grand Floridian

POFQ - Port Orleans French Quarter

POR - Port Orleans Riverside

WL - Wilderness Lodge

Rides and Lands

LWTL - Living with the Land

MFSR - Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

RotR - Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

RRC (or RNR) - Rock n Roller Coaster

SDD - Slinky Dog Dash

7DMT (or SDMT) - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

SWGE - Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

ToT - Tower of Terror

TSM - Toy Story Mania

In the Message Boards

These are some we don’t use, but that you’ll encounter on message boards…

DH - Disney Husband (just means “my husband”)

DS9 - Disney Son (9 years old, for example)

DD3 - Disney Daughter (3 years old, for example)

DW - Disney Wife

Popular Online Acronyms We Use

FWIW - For what it’s worth

IMO - In my opinion 

YMMV - Your mileage (that is, experience) may vary

All Your Other Disney World Planning Questions Answered

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Know what to ride with our guides to: Magic Kingdom rides, Hollywood Studios rides, Epcot rides, and Animal Kingdom rides! Plus learn about the water parks with our guide to Blizzard Beach and our guide to Typhoon Lagoon! And for some some fun prep, check out our Ranking of Every Ride at Walt Disney World.

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