Top 4 Panels to Follow at the 2017 D23 Expo

For the uninitiated, the D23 Expo is a fan/media event which takes place bi-annually at Disneyland. Think of it as Comic-Con for Disney freaks. The event is a launching point for most of The Walt Disney Company’s initiatives, both in the parks and in their entertainment sectors, for the next two years. The D23 Expo in 2015 was full of incredible jaw dropping announcements such as the construction Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, the switch of the Soarin’ ride film from only California scenery to iconic locations around the world and the detailed slate of Disney live and animated movies.

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The Disney Waiting Dance

Written by Sue Nowicki

What is the “Disney Waiting Dance”, you ask? When you are a Disney fan you are used to doing a lot of waiting. You book your Disney vacation then you wait… You make your Advanced Dining Reservations then you wait… You make your FastPass+ selections then you wait… And right now there is a very special group of Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents waiting impatiently to find out if they made it to the next round of the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel search.

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Disney Parks Moms Panel Search Starts Now!

Written by Sue Nowicki

Disney Parks Moms Panel

It’s no secret the MouseQuest started as a rag-tag group of Disney Parks Moms Panel rejects. By sharing our journey to join this allusive club on message boards, Facebook, Twitter and ultimately this podcast and blog, we found our ‘people‘. We have chEARed each other on and commiserated together every time one of those dreaded “Thanks but no thanks” rejections came. Nowhere in any competition ever will you find a group of more supportive competitors as you will in the Moms Panel search.

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Most Sentimental Attractions in the Disney Parks

A couple weeks ago we offered a collaborative post of the Best Website for Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation. It was so much fun gathering members the cast members of the MouseQuest around the virtual table that we decided to do it again. This time we are going to talk about our most sentimental attractions in the Disney Parks. These are the attractions you have to experience EVERY SINGLE TIME you are in the parks. As you will see, they mean something different to each of us for many different reasons such as, family memories, the legacy of Walt Disney, etc. Enjoy!

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Episode 116: D23 Expo Park News Round-up

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 116. In this episode, we are going to be discussing some incredibly exciting new developments coming to the Disney Parks. This August, thousands of Disney fans attended the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Guests at the Expo enjoyed hearing about many amazing things, including some long circulated rumors are now becoming reality. We look forward to sharing our opinions with you as we look at some of the details that were shared with Disney’s biggest fans.

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and David Smith.

Connect with us!

MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 115: What to Pack – In the Parks

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 115. Today we are going be continuing our ‘What to Pack’ series and discuss what we think are the most important items you need to have in your bag when visiting the Disney parks. I’m sure some of you (including Dave) like to pack as little as possible, so we’re going to keep our choice of items to 10 or less. So whether you prefer the hottest Disney Dooney, or a fanny pack we think these items are definitely worth taking along.

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and Marci Smith.

Connect with us!

MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Disney Lingo for Newbies

Written by Dawn Gosdin – Updated 3/22/2017

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Disney Acronyms

Being a Disney Parks fan means you will come across MANY abbreviations and acronyms which you may, or may not, understand. Here is a comprehensive list of these Disney-related abbreviations which everyone planning any type of Disney vacation needs to know.

DISNEY PARKS & DESTINATIONS

ABD – Adventures By Disney
ARS – Aulani Resort & Spa
DCL – Disney Cruise Line
DLP – Disneyland Paris
DLR – Disneyland Resort
DVC – Disney Vacation Club
HH – Hilton Head
VB – Vero Beach
WDW – Walt Disney World

DISNEY RESORTS

WALT DISNEY WORLD

AKL – Animal Kingdom Lodge
AKV – Animal Kingdom Villas (DVC)
AOA – Art of Animation
ASM – All Star Music
ASMO – All Star Movies
AS – All Star Sports
BC – Beach Club
BCV – Beach Club Villas (DVC)
BLT – Bay Lake Tower (DVC)
BRV – Boulder Ridge Villas (DVC)
BWI – Boardwalk Inn
BWV-Boardwalk Villas (DVC)
CBR – Caribbean Beach Resort
CCV – Copper Creek Villas (DVC)
CSR – Coronado Springs Resort
FW – Fort Wilderness
GF – Grand Floridian
OKW – Old Key West
PC – Pop Century
POR – Port Orleans Riverside
POFQ – Port Orleans French Quarter
POLY – Polynesian
SSR – Saratoga Springs Resort
SOG – Shades of Green (Military Resort onsite)
S&D – Swan & Dolphin Resort
THV – Treehouse Villas (at Saratoga Springs) (DVC)
VGF – Grand Floridian Villas (DVC)
VWL – Wilderness Lodge Villas (DVC)
WL – Wilderness Lodge
YC – Yacht Club

DISNEYLAND RESORTS

DLH – Disneyland Hotel
GCH – Grand Californian
PPH – Paradise Pier

WALT DISNEY WORLD THEME PARKS

AK – Animal Kingdom
BB – Blizzard Beach
DHS – Disney Hollywood Studios
DTD – Downtown Disney (soon to be DS – Disney Springs)
EP – Epcot
MK – Magic Kingdom
TL – Typhoon Lagoon
WWOS – Wide World of Sports (Sports Complex)

WALT DISNEY WORLD ATTRACTIONS

7DMT – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
BTMR – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
FoF – Festival of Fantasy parade
HM – Haunted Mansion
IaSM – It’s a Small World
POTC – Pirates of the Caribbean
ROL – Rivers of Light
RnR – Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster
TSMM – Toy Story Midway Mania
ToT – Tower of Terror
TT – Test Track
TTA – Tomorrowland Transit Authority

DISNEYLAND SPECIFIC ABBREVIATIONS

DCA – Disney’s California Adventure
LAX – Los Angeles International Airport
LGB – Long Beach Airport
MHP – Mickey’s Halloween Party
ROA – Rivers of America
SNA – John Wayne Airport/Orange County
WoC – World of Color

DISNEY DINING

ADR – Advanced Dining Reservation
B&C – Beaches & Cream
BOG – Be Our Guest
CG – California Grill
CM – Chef Mickeys
CP – Crystal Palace (sometimes also the abbreviation for the Candlelight Processional)
CRT – Cinderella’s Royal Table
DDP – Disney Dining Plan
HDDR – Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
H&V – Hollywood & Vine
OOP – Out-of-Pocket
QS – Quick Service
TIW – Tables in Wonderland (previously DDE – Disney Dining Experience)
TS – Table Service
V&A – Victoria & Albert’s

DISNEY CRUISE LINE ABBREVIATIONS

AP – Animator’s Palate
CC – Castaway Cay
FE – Fish Extender (DCL Family Mailbox Game)
GTY – Guarantee
IGT – Inside Guarantee
OGT – Oceanview Guarantee
PC – Port Canaveral
VGT – Verandah Guarantee

MY MAGIC+ ABBREVIATIONS

FP+ – FastPass+
MB – MagicBand
MDE – My Disney Experience
MYW – Magic Your Way (Park Ticket)
MM – Memory Maker
PH – Park Hopper
WPF&M – Water Park Fun & More ticket option

MISCELLANOUS ABBREVIATIONS

AP – Annual Pass
APR – Annual Pass Rate
CM – Cast Member
DME – Disney Magical Express
DRC – Disney Reservation Center
ECV – Electric Convenience Vehicle
EMH – Extra Magic Hour
EWP – Electrical Water Pageant
TTC – Transportation & Ticket Center
MCO – Orlando International Airport
MNSSHP – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (seasonal extra purchase)
MVMCP – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (seasonal extra Purchase)
PAP – Premium Annual Pass
DQ – Disney Quest
IG – International Gateway (Entrance to EPCOT from Boardwalk)
WS – World Showcase

SOCIAL MEDIA FAMILY LABELS

BIL – Brother in law
DBF – Disney Boyfriend
DF – Disney Fiancé
DGF – Disney Girlfriend
DH – Disney Husband
DW – Disney Wife
DD – Disney Daughter
DS – Disney Son
FIL – Father in Law
MIL – Mother in Law
SIL – Sister in Law

SEE YA REAL SOON!
Previously published on ~ http://www.disneygals.com/ and http://theadultsideofdisney.com/.

Dawn is married to her BFF Ryan and is privileged to be a stay-at -ome Mom/Writer/Blogger to her seventeen-year-old daughter Princess Peyton and future Imagineer son fifteen-year-old Logan. In their eyes a family that Disney’s together, stays together. They have enjoyed Walt Disney World many times, including the breathtaking Aulani Resort & Spa on the beautiful island of Oahu.

Other posts by this author:
Child Safety While at Walt Disney World
Epcot After Hours Wind Down
Important Facts About Disney Cruise Line

Disney Lingo for Newbies