Getting ready for a visit to Walt Disney World typically means being confronted with new phrases, expressions and abbreviations hitherto unknown. Here’s a little glossary that can assist you discover it…
Animal Kingdom (or AK): The fourth theme park to open at Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom is “the dominion of animals”. Its emblem is the tree of life. Its hottest sights are Kilimanjaro Safari (Africa half), Expedition Everest (Asia half) and Flight of Passage, within the Pandora land, which immerses you within the universe of the movie Avatar.
Attraction tickets: website with competitively priced tickets and gives for Walt Disney World
Child Change: Permits mother and father to make an attraction by queuing solely as soon as. Instance: In case your little one doesn’t have the peak required to make an attraction, the mom can go in line whereas the daddy retains child within the stroller. As soon as mum has left the attraction, dad can go and do it in flip, with out re-queuing.
Blizzard Seaside: One among 2 water parks at Walt Disney World. It depicts an previous ski resort melting below the Florida solar.
Solid-Members (or CM): Disney parks staff
Characters: characters that may be met within the parks
Character eating: meal with characters
Examine in: passage on the reception of the resort the day of his arrival. Permits you to gather your MagicBand (or park tickets) and the data essential to your keep. Conversely, the take a look at is finished initially.
Crowd Calendar: crowd schedule. Permits to have a forecast of the affluence within the parks.
Deluxe: class of high-end (and subsequently usually the most costly) inns at Walt Disney World.
Disney Eating Plan (DDP): Meal plan. In different phrases, it’s a suggestion together with meals in your keep. There are totally different meal plan ranges, relying on what you wish to eat throughout your journey. Suspended since 2020 as a result of covid pandemic. The Irish website of Walt Disney World additionally supplied, earlier than the pandemic, a suggestion permitting to have the Eating Plan supplied.
Disney Springs: Walt Disney World’s Disney Village, with dozens of retailers and eating places. There isn’t a want for a Disney admission ticket to entry Disney Springs.
Dole Whip: well-known frozen dessert within the Disney parks
Downtown Disney: Former identify of Disney Springs
Ears To the World: Audio headset rental service to have the interpretation of about twenty exhibits and sights. The out there languages are French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.
EMH: Additional Magic Hours (“Hours of additional magic” in French). Permits residents of Disney Inns to have the ability to enter the parks earlier than opening time, or after closing time. At Walt Disney World, EMHs change parks every single day.
Epcot: Second theme park to open at Walt Disney World. Divided into 2 components: Future World (the place we discover sights primarily based on improvements and know-how) and World Showcase, composed of pavilions representing international locations and cultures all over the world. From 2019, the park is present process an vital section of transformation. Its hottest sights are Spaceship Earth, Frozen Ever After and even Check Observe.
ESTA: Digital System for Journey Authorization. Type to be accomplished on-line, important for touring on American territory. The ESTA is chargeable.
Fantasmic: night time present at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Quick cross+: Former skip-the-line ticket. Permits you to make an attraction with out doing the traditional queue. At Walt Disney World, Fastpasses have been reserved 60 days prematurely for residents of Disney inns, 30 days for others. Free, they disappeared in 2021 to make manner for a paid system (learn beneath)
Star Wars) Galaxy’s Edge: Star Wars land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park
(Disney) Genius: Service supplied on the My Disney Expertise utility, which gives to plan your day in accordance with your preferences and tastes.
(Disney) Genie+: Paid service permitting entry to most Walt Disney World sights. Taken on website, Genie+ prices $15 per day at Walt Disney World. For Europeans, this service can be booked prematurely on the Irish website, when reserving your keep and is then cheaper.
Reward card: Reward card.
Visitor: customer to a Disney park
Hollywood Studios (or HS): Third theme park to open at Walt Disney World. Initially primarily based on the backstage of cinema, it more and more offers satisfaction of place to licenses acquired by Disney, resembling Pixar or Star Wars. Its hottest sights are the Hollywood Tower of Terror, Slinky Canine Sprint (Toy Story Land) and even Rise of the Resistance (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge)
ie: abbreviation for “Eire”. After we speak in regards to the ie website, it’s the Irish model of the Walt Disney World website, which gives the perfect gives for a keep at Walt Disney World.
Think about: contraction of “creativeness” and “engineer”. Refers to Disney staff who create and invent the world of parks.
Kiss Goodnight: magic kingdom park closure message
Lake Buena Vista: metropolis in Orange County, Florida, the place the Walt Disney World advanced is positioned.
Nation: identify given to the totally different components of the park.
Lightning Lane (or LL): identify given to the quick lane of an attraction. Additionally refers back to the paid service permitting you to enter these quick strains for the most well-liked sights. Rely $15 for quicker entry to essentially the most requested sights (the checklist of those sights is evolving).
Lyft: VTC firm widespread round Walt Disney World, competitor of Uber
Magic Specific: Former bus transportation service that shuttles between Orlando Worldwide Airport and Walt Disney World inns. Disappeared on January 1, 2022, changed by Mears Join (learn beneath).
Magic Band: Magic bracelet given on the reception of Disney inns. It’s each your park tickets, the important thing to open the door of your room, your fastpass, your meal coupons, and many others. You can even select to enter your financial institution particulars and a 4-digit code to pay to your purchases in outlets and eating places utilizing the Magic Band. Your spending whole is up to date over time in your My Disney Expertise account.
Magic Kingdom (or MK): The primary theme park to open at Walt Disney World in 1971, it’s also the busiest park. Its hottest sights are Splash Mountain (Frontierland), Seven Dwarfs Mine Practice (Fantasyland), Jungle Cruise (Adventureland), or Area Mountain (Discoveryland).
MCO: Code for Orlando Worldwide Airport
Mears Join: transport firm working between Orlando airport and Walt Disney World inns. Paid.
Reminiscence Maker: Equal to Photopass in France. Service permitting you to be photographed by the photographers of the park and within the sights, and to retrieve the pictures on-line.
MNSSHP: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering. That is the identify of the paying Halloween events at Magic Kingdom park.
Reasonable: mid-range resort class, at Walt Disney World, between “worth” and “deluxe”
Monorail: one of many Walt Disney World technique of transport, to attach the Magic Kingdom park to the inns close to the park, in addition to the Epcot park
Mousekeeping: Contraction of “Mouse” (mouse) and Housekeeping (maid). Mousekeeping subsequently refers back to the maids of Disney inns. A tip should be left for them every single day.
My Disney Expertise (or MDE or MDX): On-line account the place you discover all of the details about your journey, and which additionally means that you can plan your keep, day-to-day.
Norwegian: a former low-cost airline, it was the one one to supply direct flights to Orlando from Paris.
Opening: opening of the parks
Outlet: model destock retailer. There are a number of Disney retailers in Orlando.
Park Hopper: paid possibility permitting you to vary parks through the day. Park Hopper is obtainable throughout promotions on the Irish website.
Pavilions: mini-lands across the World Showcase every representing a distinct nation all over the world. Comprise outlets, eating places, and typically sights.
Fast Service Eating Plan (or QS): Fast Service Eating Plan. Interprets to “Fast Service Meal Plan”. The least costly meal plan at Walt Disney World. Provides entry to eating places on the counter.
Refillable mug: plastic cup which you can refill at will on the consuming fountains of Disney inns. The refilable mug is obtainable with a Eating Plan, however can be bought on website. The worth varies in accordance with the period of use.
Resorts: Walt Disney World inns
Wrinkled: means “experience” in French. In an amusement park, it’s the route taken by an attraction.
Rise of the Resistance (or ROR): well-liked in-land attraction Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios Park
Rope Drop: “Rope” means rope and “drop” means drop. The Rope Drop is subsequently the second when the Solid Members drop the rope to deliver guests into the totally different lands of the Disney parks. Doing the Rope Drop is the assure of being current when the sights open, and subsequently of getting only a few queues!
(Eating places) Signature: high-end restaurant class at Walt Disney World. Requires 2 Meal Plan Desk Service credit.
Single Rider: Entry line to sights for single particular person. Permits quicker entry to the experience.
Skyliner: identify given to the cable vehicles that join sure parks and inns for the reason that finish of 2019.
Standby: traditional attraction queue. In comparison with the Lightning Lane queue.
Service desk (or TS): Eating places with desk service.
Suggestions: ideas. In the US, they’re indispensable, whether or not to your waiter within the restaurant or to your chambermaid.
Tragic Specific: identify given by followers to the Magical Specific for the return journey between Walt Disney World and the airport. The onerous return to actuality!
Hurricane Lagoon: One among 2 Walt Disney World theme parks. Its theme is a small paradise ravaged by a storm.
UltimateTicket: 14 or 21 day park ticket bought on the Walt Disney World Irish website. Contains Park Hopper and Reminiscence Maker.
US/UK: American/British. Abbreviations used most frequently to designate the totally different variations of the Walt Disney World web site.
Worth: Entry-level resort class (and subsequently usually the most affordable)
WDW: Walt Disney World, in fact!
World Showcase: A part of Epcot Park together with pavilions of various international locations all over the world
In our subsequent article, we take inventory of the preparations for our journey, 11 months earlier than departure!
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