Commonly used DVC Forum Abbreviations and Acronyms

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  1. WebmasterDoc

    WebmasterDoc Administrator Administrator

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    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.

    Also, please review the DVC Resource Center, found at the top on every DVC discussion forum.

    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)

    OOP - Out-of-pocket

    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)

    PVB - Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

    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)

    VGF - Disney's Villas at Grand Floridian (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)
     
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  3. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    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. :)
     
  4. pb4ugo

    pb4ugo Wishing on every star

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

    LIFERBABE DVC MEMBER @ BCV BWV OKW SSR BLT AKV

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    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
     
  6. JimMIA

    JimMIA A little Miami humor...

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    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!
     
  7. ILoveMyDVC

    ILoveMyDVC Mouseketeer

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

    LIFERBABE DVC MEMBER @ BCV BWV OKW SSR BLT AKV

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    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
     
  9. ilovepooh

    ilovepooh <font color=red>I keep rubbing my head hoping an a

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    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.
     
  10. WebmasterDoc

    WebmasterDoc Administrator Administrator

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

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    From a newbie - thanks, this helps!!
     
  12. BEASLYBOO

    BEASLYBOO I'm back....

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

    Ocean View Inn Room at VB
     
  13. wildernessDad

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    Should add OP for, I believe, original poster.
     
  14. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

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

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    WL: waitlist
    DBD: day by day
     
  16. alldiz

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    Geez....I knew almost all the abbreviations:lmao: I think I hang out here too much:rolleyes1
    Kerri
     
  17. Donald is #1

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    :rotfl2: I resemble that remark! :lmao:
     
  18. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    I guess we should pick one for the Villas at the Grand Californian. Most of the time I've seen GCV, but I've also seen VGC.
     
  19. Disneynutt

    Disneynutt In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded

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    POR? Port Orleans?
     
  20. vinny&lynn

    vinny&lynn Earning My Ears

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    to all who replied.
     
  21. stopher1

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    So what's ITA? I've seen it several times the past week and for whatever reason am drawing a blank...
     

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