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WebmasterDoc 07-28-2006 11:55 AM

Commonly used DVC Forum Abbreviations and Acronyms
Since there have been a number questions regarding the acronyms and other abbreviations used frequently on our DVC Boards, there may be some value in creating our own list.

There is also a list of common abbreviations already on the DIS which is fairly comprehensive. So be sure to check there also for others not on this list.

If there are other acronyms commonly used on the DVC Boards which should be added to this list, please let me know and I'll update this list.

ADR - Advance Dining Reservations (formerly call PS- Priority Seating)

AKV - Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

AP - Annual Pass, Artist Point (@WL), Artist Palette (@SSR), Animator's Palette (@DCL)

ARS - Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa

B&S - Bend and Stretch (Fitness Center @ HH)

BCV - Disney's Beach Club Villas

BLT - Disney's Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort (DVC)

BWV - Disney's Boardwalk Villas (DVC)

CH - Community Hall (@OKW, BWV, HH, SSR), Carriage House (SSR front desk)

CRO - Central Reservation Office (Disney's)

DBD - Day-by-Day

DCL - Disney Cruise Line

DDE - Disney Dining Experience (available to AP holders and FL residents)

DDP - Disney Dining Plan (for 2006- $37.99 per adult, $10.99 per child- LOS)

DHHIR - Disney's Hilton Head Isalnd Resort (also abbreviated as HH)

DME - Disney's Magical Express (complimentary transportation from MCO to WDW resorts for all resort guests)

DP - Disney Dining Plan (for 2006- $37.99 per adult, $10.99 per child- LOS)

DTD - Downtown Disney

DVC - Disney Vacation Club

DVD - Disney Vacation Development (DVC sales)

E&F - Ebb and Flo's (fitness center @VB)

EMH - Extra Magic Hours (opportunites for additonal Theme Park hours for WDW resort guests)

EOS - Earl of Sandwich (@DTD)

GCV - Grand Californian Villas (DVC)

HH - Disney's Hilton Head Resort (DVC). Hospitality House (OKW front desk)

HRSP - High Rock Springs Pool (@SSR)

II - Interval International (external exchange company formerly used for the World Passport Collection)

LOS - Length of Stay

M&B - Muscles and Bustles (fitness center at BWV)

ME - Disney's Magical Express

MF - Maintenance Fees

MS - DVC Member Services

MYW - Magic Your Way (Theme Park admission media)

OKW - Disney's Old Key West Resort (DVC)

OVIR - Ocean View Inn Room at Disney's Vero Beach Resort (DVC)

PAP - Premium Annual Pass

PH - Pool Hopping

PV - Preferred View (@BWV- includes Boardwalk views and garden/water views)

RCI - Resort Condominiums International (the external exchange company now used for the World Passport Collection)

ROFR - Right of Fisrt Refusal (DVC's purchase option on resales)

SAB - Stormalong Bay (Pool for YC/BC/BCV guests)

SB - Sturdy Branches (fitness center @ VWL)

SSR - Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

SV - Standard View (@BWV)

TC - Turf Club Restaurant (@SSR)

THV - Tree House Villas (@SSR)

TOTWL - Top-of-the-World-Lounge at Bay Lake Tower

T&T - Trash and Towel/Tidy (minimal housekeeping service at DVC resorts)

TTS - The Timeshare Store (largest DVC resale broker and DIS sponsor)

VB - Disney's Vero Beach Resort (DVC)

VWL - Disney's Villas at Wilderness Lodge (DVC)

VGC - Disney's Villas at Grand Californian (DVC)

WL - Wilderness Lodge, waitlist

1BR - One Bedrooom Villa @ DVC resorts (includes King bed, sleep sofa, full kitchen, washer/dryer, Jacuzzi)

2BR - Two bedroom villa @DVC resorts

BH - Beach House (3BR villa @ VB)

ST - Studio (Studio villas @ DVC resorts- includes either 2 queen beds or 1Q and sleep sofa, mini-kitchen)

GV - Grand Villa (3BR villas @ OKW, BWV, HH, SSR)

Granny 07-28-2006 12:45 PM

Doc...I think that's an excellent idea. I'll have to put my thinking cap on, but I think you've hit most of the main ones.

I suppose you could add DVD, which we sometimes refer to when referencing the Disney subsidiary that actually sells DVC. I suppose you could also add:

BWV PV = Boardwalk Villas Preferred View

BWV SV = Boardwalk Villas Standard View

I think that 1BR, 2BR and GV are self-explanatory but who knows?

I've seen PH = pool hopping.

And EMH is brought up from newbies wanting to know if they qualify for it when staying at DVC resorts.

I'm sure there are others. :)

pb4ugo 07-28-2006 02:15 PM

off the top of my head i might suggest 'T&T' - trash and towels

LIFERBABE 07-28-2006 02:59 PM

ROFR-Right Of First Refusal

TSS-The Timeshare Store

MF-Maintenance Fees

CH-Community Hall or Carriage House @ SSR

DTD-Downtown Disney

EOS-Earl of Sandwich

DDE-Disney Dining Experience

DDP-Disney Dining Plan

JimMIA 07-28-2006 04:46 PM

I've seen some others, but the DIS has rules.

One new one I think we need is HYS (Here's Your Sign).

This is great info. I know it's posted elsewhere (Technical Board?), but this would make a great sticky on each DVC board. That way, we'd have all the info nobody reads in one place!

ILoveMyDVC 07-28-2006 09:29 PM

Hi Doc,
What is OOP? I've seen it on the dining threads.

LIFERBABE 07-28-2006 09:58 PM

Here's More.....................
ILMD :goodvibes , OOP is Out Of Pocket. When you have the Dining Plan credits, but choose to pay OOP for certain meals or drinks.

Here's a new one

BBB-Bibbity Bobbity Boutique @ DTD

SSMC05 or SSMC06-SS Member Cruise and the year it sailed.

US/IOA-Universal Studios/Islands of Adventures (The 2 Universal Orlando Parks)

SW-Sea World

SWDC-Sea World Discovery Cove

MCO-The Orlando International Airport

MS-Also could be Mission Space if used in reference to Epcot Rides

IASW-It's A Small World Ride

EE-Expedition Everest

WWYD-What Would You Do?

TR-Trip Report

FWF or F&WF-Food & Wine Festival (Annually at Epcot)

FOTM-Festival of The Masters (Annually at DTD)

Guide-DVC Sales Agent

LBV-Lake Buena Vista

ilovepooh 07-29-2006 09:54 AM

I've also seen:

MNSSHP-Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
and not sure if it's exact, but

MVMCP-? Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party?

It took me a few guesses to figure these out when reading posts.

WebmasterDoc 08-12-2006 04:15 PM

Be sure to take a look at the list already on the main site here - WDWINFO.COM- no need to reinvent the wheel! ;)

jbyrne 07-28-2008 02:54 PM

From a newbie - thanks, this helps!!

BEASLYBOO 07-28-2008 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by WebmasterDoc (Post 13729193)
Since there have been a number questions regarding the acronyms and other abbreviations used frequently on our DVC Boards, there may be some value in creating our own list.

I didn't know what OVIR was till last week, it wasn't on any list of Abbrv.

Ocean View Inn Room at VB

wildernessDad 07-28-2008 04:32 PM

Should add OP for, I believe, original poster.

Chuck S 07-28-2008 07:41 PM

BLT = Bay Lake Tower, the new building at the Contemporary.

LisaS 07-28-2008 10:53 PM

WL: waitlist
DBD: day by day

alldiz 07-29-2008 06:47 AM

Geez....I knew almost all the abbreviations:lmao: I think I hang out here too much:rolleyes1

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