Disney Shorthands

With all the names and titles flying around at Walt Disney World, does it come as any surprise that folks use abbreviations? You probably already know WDW, but what about CdS or MAoWtP? If you come across an abbreviation you don't recognize, use this handy dandy list to look it up. We've also included some general usage shorthands (such as AFK and BTW), as well as some emoticons (smileys) at the bottom.

As for using abbreviations yourself, this usually works best when you spell out the word the first time, put the abbreviation immediately after it in parentheses, and then use the abbreviation from that point on in your message. For example, "We went to the Magic Kingdom (MK) on our second day — we thought MK was the best park on Pleasure Island!" This helps readers understand your message even if they aren't as up to date on all the abbreviations.

If you notice an important abbreviation missing from this list, please e-mail it to us and we'll include it.

General Shorthand
AFK - Away From Keyboard/Keys
BTW - By The Way
BRB - Be Right Back
DH - Dear(est) Husband
DW - Dear(est) Wife
DS - Dear(est) Son
DD - Dear(est) Daughter
F2F - Face-to-Face
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
OT - Off Topic
OTOH - On The Other Hand
ROTF - Rolling On The Floor (laughing)
ROFLWTIME - Rolling On Floor With Tears In My Eyes
RSN - Real Soon Now
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
WTG - Way To Go

Emoticons (Smileys)

:) = smile
;) = wink
:D = big smile
:< = pout
:( = frown
:'( = crying
};> = devil
0;V = angel
{{{}}} = hug
:* = kiss
:x = lips are sealed
:p = sticking out tongue

Updated 12/30/15

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AA - The American Adventure
AB - Alligator Bayou (at Port Orleans Resort)
AK - Animal Kingdom (also DAK)
AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge
AKLV - Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas
AoA - Art of Animation Resort
AP - Annual Pass
APT - Artist Point
AS - All-Star Sports Resort
ASMV - All-Star Movie Report
ASMU - All-Star Music Resort

BatB - "Beauty and the Beast" Live on Stage
BB - Blizzard Beach
BC - Beach Club Resort
BC - Beaches and Cream
BCV - Beach Club Villas
BLT - Bay Lake Tower (at Contemporary Resort)
BTMR - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BW - BoardWalk Resort
BWI- Boardwalk Inn
BWV - BoardWalk Villas

CB - Character Breakfast
CD - Character Dinner
CdS - Cirque du Soleil
CBR - Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
CG - California Grill
CM - Cast Member (Walt Disney Company employee)
CM's- Chef Mickeys at the Contemporary
Cont - Disney's Contemporary Resort
CP - Crystal Palace
CaP - Candlelight Processional (Around Christmas in Epcot)
CoP - Carousel of Progress
CRO - Central Reservations Office (which handles Dining and Resort reservations) 407-WDISNEY (934-7639)
CS - Coronado Springs Resort
CSR - Coronado Springs Resort

DAK - Disney's Animal Kingdom
DCL- Disney Cruise Lines
DHS - Disney's Hollywood Studios
DD - Disney Dream
DDE - Disney Dining Experience
DF - Disney Fantasy
DL or DLR - Disneyland
DLP - Disneyland Paris
DM - Disney Magic (Disney Cruise Line)
DME - Disney's Magical Express
DS - Disney Springs
DVC - Disney Vacation Club
DW - Disney Wonder (Disney Cruise Line)

EC - Epcot
EMH - Extra Magic Hours
ET - E-Ticket

FF - Flying Fish Cafe (at BoardWalk)
FP - FASTPASS Ride Reservation System at Disneyland
FP+ - The new FastPass+ Ride Reservation System at WDW
FRAP- Florida Resident Annual Pass
FtW - Fort Wilderness
FTC - Florida Towncar Service
FW - Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
FW - Future World (part of Epcot)
FWC - Fort Wilderness Cabins
FWH - Fort Wilderness Homes

GF - Grand Floridian Resort
GFV - Grand Floridian Villas
GoH - Guest of Honor

HDD - Hoop De Doo Revue
HH - Disney Vacation Club Hilton Head Resort
HM - Hidden Mickey
HM - The Haunted Mansion
HoB- House of Blues
HoP - The Hall of Presidents

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

JC - Jungle Cruise
JII - Journey Into Imagination

KK- Keys to the Kingdom (a backstage guided tour)

LBV - Lake Buena Vista

MAoWtP - Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
MB - MagicBands
MB - Magnolia Bend (at Port Orleans Resort)
MCO - Orlando International Airport
MDE / MDX - My Disney Experience
MGM - Disney-MGM Studios, now called Disney's Hollywood Studios
MK - Magic Kingdom
MNSSHP - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
MS - Main Street
MSEP - Main Street Electrical Parade
MV3D - Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D
MVMCP - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

NoJ - Night of Joy

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

PAP - Premium Annual Pass
PH - Planet Hollywood (at Downtown Disney)
PH - Park Hopper
PHP - Park Hopper Plus
PO - Disney's Port Orleans Resort
Pop - Pop Century Resort
PoC - Pirates of the Caribbean
Poly - Disney's Polynesian Resort
PotC - Pirates of the Caribbean
PP or PPWDW - PassPorter Walt Disney World travel guide

RADP - rec.arts.disney.parks
RC - River Country (closed)
R&C - Rose and Crown Pub in Epcot
Ressie - Reservation
RFC - Rainforest Cafe
RnRC - Rock 'N' Roller Coaster

SB - Stormalong Bay (theme pool at the Yacht and Beach Club)
SE - Spaceship Earth
SC - Skipper Canteen
SDMT - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
SM - Splash Mountain
SM - Space Mountain
SOG - Shades of Green Resort
SplM - Splash Mountain
SSR - Saratoga Springs Resort
ST - Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
SWLB - Star Wars Launch Bay

TDS - The Disney Store
TH - Treehouse Villas (at Saratoga Springs)
TL - Typhoon Lagoon
TM - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
ToT - The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
TR = Trip Report
TS - The Seas with Nemo & Friends
TSI - Tom Sawyer Island
TT - Test Track
TTC - Transportation and Ticket Center

UoE - Universe of Energy
V&A's- Victoria and Albert's
VB - Disney Vacation Club Vero Beach Resort
VMCP - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
VotLM - Voyage of the Little Mermaid

WDC - Walt Disney Company
W - Walt Disney World
WDWRR - Walt Disney World Railroad
WoD - World of Disney Store
WL - Wilderness Lodge Resort
WLV - Wilderness Lodge Villas
WS - World Showcase (at Epcot)
WS - West Side (at Downtown Springs)
WWoS - Disney's Wide World of Sports

Y&BC - Yacht Club Resort and Beach Club Resort
YC - Yacht Club Resort