Disney Parks have their own dialect. There are secret code words staff use when communicating with each other but there are also words in general use throughout the park. These are some of the most common words you may encounter when visiting Walt Disney World. Soon you will be able to Speak Disney just like The Mouse & his chums.
Cast Member an employee of Disney Theme Parks.
Guest a customer at Disney Theme Parks. We might well pay for the experience but we are all guests!
Attraction a ride or experience.
Onstage is a guest area.
Backstage is staff only areas i.e. behind the scenes.
Show everything going around you is the show.
Costume is any uniform worm by Cast Members.
Epcot stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
E-Ticket is the most popular attraction. E-Ticket attractions include Flight of Passage & Test Track.
Audition is an interview to become a Cast Member. Everyone does an audition from dancers to cleaners.
Mousekeeping is Disney Resort housekeeping.
Green Room The restroom.
Imagineer is an employee of Walt Disney Imagineering. These are the people who create the ambience and the fantastic park attractions.
Role is the cast members specific job. We can’t all be a princess!
Fastpass is a system where you reserve your place in line to cut your wait. Read more about Fastpass in our Guide.
Disney Dining Plan a prepaid or occasionally free dining package. Our Guide to the Disney Dining Plan has more information.
Host/Hostess is a front line Cast Member.
DVC or Disney Vacation Club is Disney’s ‘Timeshare’ option. Apparently, it is Disney’s best-kept secret but you are unlikely to think so after your visit.
MNSSHP is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This is an annual party, on select dates, to celebrate Halloween.
Magical Express is a not so magical experience that transports your from Orlando International to your Disney Resort.
Magicband a wristband that can be used to open your hotel room, gain access to parks and make purchases.
Advanced Dining Reservation is a reservation at a Walt Disney World Restaurant.
Extra Magic Hours when one of the parks opens early or closes late exclusively for Disney Resort Guests.
Disney World Cast Member Codes
Have a Magical Day a pleasant or perhaps unpleasant greeting used by cast members.
Signal 70 used when a lost child is reported.
Signal 25 smoke or fire
Code V there is vomit on a ride!
Code 101 a ride is closed
Code 102 a ride has reopened
White Powder Alert sprinkling your loved one’s ashes at Walt Disney World is not allowed. Despite this many people attempt it every year. If they are discovered a White Powder Alert will be declared and a Code 101 until everything is cleaned up.
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Our Guide to the Magic Kingdom for Beginners forms part of our Guide to Walt Disney World for Beginners. The guide is a great starting place to plan any Walt Disney World Vacation. The information will be useful for both first-time and repeat visitors to Walt Disney World.
In additions, we have created a selection of Walt Disney World Planning Tips which might help your vacation planning.