Demystifying Disney abbreviations

The Walt Disney Company sure loves acronyms and shortened words, and Walt Disney World® Resort is no exception. But WDW, DLC, TTC – what do they all mean?!

If you haven’t started on your program quite yet, get ready. You’re about to be thrown into a world of language shortcuts that will leave you reeling! But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with a list of helpful acronyms and terms you’ll need to know while on your East Coast Disney program.

Disney Housing acronyms

  • VW = Vista Way
  • CS = Chatham Square
  • PC = Patterson Court
  • TC = The Commons
  • DSC = Disney Service Center
  • DLC = Disney Learning Center at Vista Way
  • CDW = Career Development Workshops
  • CPASS = College Program Alumni Speaker Series
  • EAP = Employee Assistance Program

Walt Disney World Resort acronyms


  • WDW or WDPR = Walt Disney World Resort or Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • TTC = Ticket and Transportation Center
  • MK = Magic Kingdom Park
  • DAK = Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • DAKL = Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • DHS = Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • OKW = Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • ART POP = Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort area
  • DU = Disney University


  • FANT = Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • EPIC = Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • VOLM = Voyage of The Little Mermaid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • FoF = Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park
  • MiSiDiPi = Move it! Shake it! DanceandPlay It! Street Party at Magic Kingdom Park
  • FOLK = Festival of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park


  • ToT = Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • TSL = Toy Story Land
  • TTA = Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • Mansion = The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park
  • PotC = Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park


  • CM = cast member
  • AA = Audio-Animatronic
  • DVC = Disney Vacation Club
  • AP = Annual Pass (or Annual Passholder)
  • ECV = Electronic convenience vehicle
  • EMH = Extra Magic Hours
  • WWoS = ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • WDI = Walt Disney Imangineering
  • MNSSHP = Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
  • MVMCP = Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Piece of cake, right?! With this handy list, you’ll be a Disney acronym and shortened-word expert in no time. You can even make a game of it by taking note of what other terms you hear in your work location, or with other program participants, and adding them to this list! Oh, and here’s one more for you – HAMP (have a magical program)!

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