Disney Glossary

Cast Member

This is what Disney calls all of their employees.

Character Spot

This is the best place to find a Disney Character to have you picture taken with

Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan is offered to those staying at Disney World Resort Hotels.  The DDP has three tiers… Quick Service Dining Plan, Dining Plan and Deluxe Dining Plan.  The cost of the plan is based on the number of nights and the tier chosen.

E Ticket Ride

Originally you needed to use tickets to ride the attractions at Magic Kingdom.  An “E” Ticket ride was generally one of the most popular rides and used the more expensive “E” Ticket.

Fast Pass+

FastPass+® is the program that allows you to reserve a time for rides in the Walt Disney World Resort.

On Site

This term is used when referring to any restaurant, store, shop, etc that is located on Walt Disney World Property.

Park Hopper Option

This is an addon to your park tickets that allow you to visit more than one park a day.

Rack Rate

This is when no discounts are applied to the cost of a Disney World Resort Hotel room.  Generally you are paying full price.

Rope Drop

This is the morning opening of a park… In most cases, Cast Members actually hold a rope and drop it to allow guests into the park.

Stand-by Line

This is the name of the line for rides at the parks if you do not have a FastPass

Wait Time

This is the estimated amount of time, in minutes, that you should expect to wait in line to get on a ride or attraction.  Wait Times range anywhere from 5 – 120 minutes or more depending on the ride and time of year.

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