12th Jul 2011

The Ultimate Disney College Program Abbreviations Guide

I know in the past I have been guilty of using abbreviations on this blog without explaining what they mean. To help, here is a guide to all the abbreviations I can think of, as well as some obscure names that might not be immediately obvious. For many of these there are alternative abbreviations, these are the ones I use, other CMs may have slight variations. If you ask Catherine or David or any other Disney alums I am sure you will get a different answer!

I am sure I have missed a few (or a lot) so I will edit this list if/when I think of any more – hopefully non-CMs or new CPs/ICPs/CRPs who read this blog will find this helpful to work out what I am talking about.

The Abbreviations

ADO – Authorised Day Off

ADR – Advance Dining Reservations

AK – Animal Kingdom

AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge

BTM – Big Thunder Mountain

CDCT – Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade

CDS – Cast Deployment System (The computer system that cast members use to clock in and out and get assigned positions)

CM – Cast Member

CP – College Program

CS – Counter-Service (Fast Food Restaurant)

CRP – Cultural Representative Program

CR – Casual Regular Cast Member (Part-Time)

CS – Chatham Square

CT – Casual Temporary (Seasonal) Cast Member

DCL – Disney Cruise Line

DHS – Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park

DLR – Disneyland Resort

DLP – Disneyland Paris

DTD – Downtown Disney

DVC – Disney Vacation Club

EC – Epcot (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow – or Every Paycheck Comes on Thursday or many other unofficial versions!)

ECV – Electric Convenience Vehicle (Electric Wheelchair/Scooter)

EMH – Extra-Magic Hours (When the park opens early or close late for Disney resort guests)

ER – Early Release (Getting let off work early – unpaid – see ROS)

FantLand – Fantasyland at MK

FroLand – Frontierland at MK

FT – Full-Time Cast Member

FW – Future World at Epcot

GF – Grand Floridian Resort

GMR – Great Movie Ride at DHS

GR – Guest Relations

HM – Haunted Mansion

ICP – International College Program

Illum – Illuminations at Epcot

LMA – Lights, Motors, Action Stunt Show at DHS

MiSiCi – Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party

MK – Magic Kingdom

MSEP – Main Street Electrical Parade

PAC – Parade Audience Control

PC – Patterson Court

POP – Pop Century Resort

QSF – Quick Service Foods

RnR – Rock n Roller Coaster at DHS

ROS – Release of Shift (Let off work and paid – only available to full-time cast members and very rare)

Spectro – Spectromagic Parade

ToT – Tower of Terror at DHS

TSI – Tom Sawyer Island at MK

TT – Test Track at Epcot

TTA – Tomorrowland Transit Authority at MK

TTC  – The Transportation and Ticket Centre

TWDC  – The Walt Disney Company

UoE – Universe of Energy at Epcot

VW – Vista Way

WDW – Walt Disney World

WoD – The World of Disney Store at DTD

WS – World Showcase at Epcot

Other Hard to Get Names

Little Lake Bryan – The Area containing Mickey’s Retreat, Chatham Square, Patterson Court and the Commons

Mickey’s Retreat – A CM recreation area opposite Chatham Square

The Mouseketeria – The CM cafeteria at MK

Take5 – The CM cafeteria at DHS

The Tunnels – The Utilidors under MK

Westclock – A backstage area at MK where cast members arrive before their shifts

If you are a Disney alum and think I have missed anything important (I am sure I have!) then leave a comment below and I will add it to the list
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