Continuing the Disney Definitions for your reading pleasure!
Face Characters – Face Characters are characters where you can see their faces and they can talk to you. Examples: Cinderella, Princess Aurora, Peter Pan & Wendy.
Fast Pass (for YOU Dr. Limbaugh) – Fast passes are a piece of paper that you receive that electronically “holds your place” in line while you visit other parts of the park. I have a whole post on Fast Passes you should read by clicking HERE. It will tell you how you go about getting them and what they do.
Future World – many people don’t know that the front part of Epcot is called Future World. They know that all the countries make up World Showcase, but rarely do they know that the front area is called Future World.
Guest – That’s YOU! Any person who is visiting the park is referred to as guest.
Guest Relations – In the front of every park there is a designated building for Guest to come and get their questions answered & potentially retrieve lost things. They also have buttons at Guest Relations so if you’re celebrating a birthday, marriage, birthday, first trip, anniversary or just being in love you can get a button. This is particularly fun because Cast members will see it and comment on it frequently.
Handler – Every Character, be they “costume characters” or “face characters” will have someone called a Handler with them. This person helps should someone become too aggressive, angry or wont move so the next person can take their turn with the character. They also will help the character hold the pen. They’ll take your picture sometimes too if you ask them. (TOP TIP: Ask the Character Handlers if they know of any rare characters that might be appearing in the park that day).
Magical Express – Buses that pick you and your family up from the Orlando Airport (MCO) and take you to your “on-property” resort to check in. Also, if you’re taking the Magical Express then they will bring your luggage to your room, saving you a lot of time. You can read more about the Magical Express HERE.
Mid-day Parade – Any day-time parade is normally referred to as the mid-day parade. The Magiis c Kingdom Parade is normally at 3:00, Hollywood Studio is a 3:00 and Animal Kingdom is a 3:45 parade. EPCOT DOES NOT HAVE A PARADE. And Magic Kingdom is the only park that has an Evening parade. You can see parade times at THIS link.
Moderate Resort – The mid-grade of of te Disney resorts. Usually the rooms have a bit more room and I know some can handle a larger sized family (5-6 people). Includes Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Ft. Wilderness Cabins, Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter. A bit shorter ride on the bus then what you would take from the Value Resorts.
Monorail Loop – Many people opt to stay in one of the three Deluxe Resorts where you can access the monorail that will take you Magic Kingdom. It is more expensive but it gives you really easy access to both Magic Kingdom and Epcot (you have to stop at the Transportation Center and switch to the Epcot Monorail). The Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian are the three resorts on the Loop (Diva favors the Polynesian).
Have I missed something? Leave me a comment so I can add it!
If you missed the first part of this three-part article you can view it by clicking HERE.
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