Disney Glossary - 50 Terms You Should Know Before Visiting WDW Resort

11. Day Guest

A day guest is a guest of the theme parks who is not staying on-property at a Disney Resort hotel.

12. Deluxe Resort

Disney’s Deluxe Resorts are their top-of-the-line accommodations for guests looking for a more high-end stay.  They are more luxurious than Disney’s other resorts and typically offer more amenities and more fine dining establishments.

13. Disney Dining Plan (DDP)

The Disney Dining Plan is a program for Disney Resort guests in which meals are bought ahead of time from among three service level options – the Quick Service Dining Plan, the Disney Dining Plan, or the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan.  Some guests enjoy the convenience of using the DDP while others feel they can eat less expensively without it.

14. Disney’s Magical Express

Disney’s Magical Express is a complimentary shuttle service from Orlando International Airport to Disney Resort hotels that also includes luggage delivery.

15. Disney Springs

Disney Springs is the Disney Resort’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district.  This is a great place to head on your non-theme park days.  It is also a transportation hub with buses and boats available to transport guests to specific destinations around the Disney property.

16. Disney Vacation Club (DVC)

The Disney Vacation Club is a points-based vacation ownership / timeshare service offered by Disney.  For hardcore Disney fans who make regular trips to the resorts, this can be a great option.  DVC members receive special offers, experiences, and events.

17. Electronic Convenience Vehicle (ECV)

An ECV is an electric scooter for mobility impaired guests which is available to rent in the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.

18. Electrical Water Pageant

Dating back to the Polynesian Resort’s opening in 1971, the Electrical Water Pageant is a light display with Disney music accompaniment that is presented nightly from two strings of flatboats on Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon in front of the Magic Kingdom resorts.  Be sure to stick around to see the EWP’s stirring patriotic medley finale!

19. Extra Magic Hours (EMH)

Guests staying on-site in Disney Resort hotels can enjoy additional time in the theme parks; either one hour before the designated park opens for day guests, or two hours after the park closes for day guests.  Check the schedule to see which park is offering this perk on a given day.

20. FastPass+

A FastPass+ is a reservation for select attractions that allows you to avoid waiting in the standby line.  Show up during the appointed time range of your FastPass to be admitted into the attraction.  Disney Resort hotel guests may make their FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance.


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