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Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms

10/17/13 at 02:52pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/29/13 at 10:33am by Shane.)
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A
AB: Anheuser Busch
AB-InBev: Anheuser-Busch InBev
AC: Apollo's Chariot
ACE: American Coaster Enthusiasts
AI: Adventure Island
Alpie: Alpengeist
AP: Annual Pass
AT: Amusement Today

B
B&M: Bolliger & Mabillard
BEC: Busch Entertainment Corporation (Defunct)
BBW: Big Bad Wolf (Defunct)
BG: Busch Gardens
BGA: The Worlds of Busch Gardens Africa (See BGT)
BGE: The Worlds of Busch Gardens Europe (See BGW)
BGT: Busch Gardens Tampa (See BGA)
BGW: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (See BGE)
Bolt: Verbolten
BSG: BlackStone Group
BTR: Batman: The Ride

C
Caro: Carowinds
CCI: Custom Coasters International
CF: Cedar Fair
CGA: California's Great America
CH: Cheetah Hunt
CM: Cast Member
CP: Cedar Point
CT: Christmas Town
CTC: Cut Throat Cove
CW: Colonial Williamsburg
CW: Canada's Wonderland

D
DAK: Disney's Animal Kingdom
DC: Discovery Cove
DCA: Disney's California Adventure
DD: Dueling Dragons
DF: Drachen Fire (Defunct)
DHS: Disney's Hollywood Studios (See MGM)
DIU: Dig-It-Up
DK: Curse of DarKastle
DL: Disneyland
DLP: Disneyland Paris
DP: Dorney Park
DW: Dollywood

E
EfP: Escape from Pompeii
EitA: Europe in the Air
ERT: Exclusive Ride Time
EG: Elitch Gardens
E-Ticket: A large ride/attraction that has a significant draw and likely anchors an area.

F
FEC: Family Entertainment Center
FL: Fast Lane
FoF: Sesame Street: Forest of Fun
FOF: Flight of Fear
FUN: Cedar Fair (NYSE)
FT: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (See SFFT)

G
G's: Gravitational Force
GCI: Great Coasters International
GG: The Gravity Group
GL: Geauga Lake
GP: General Public
GR: Guest Relations

H
Haunt: Halloween Haunt
HHN: Halloween Horror Nights
HoS: Howl-O-Scream
HP: Harry Potter
H:RRR - Hollywood: Rip Ride Rocket

I
I305: Intimidator 305
IAAPA: International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
IAD: International Amusement Devices
IOA: Islands of Adventure
IPO: Initial Public Offering

J
JCC: James City County

K
KBF: Knott's Berry Farm
KD: Kings Dominion
KI: Kings Island
KK: Kentucky Kingdom
KK: Killarney Kommotion
KW: Kennywood

L
LIM: Linear Induction Motor
LNM: Loch Ness Monster
LotD: Land of the Dragons
LR: LaRonde
LSM: Linear Synchronous Motor
LV: Las Vegas, Nevada

M
MA: Michigan's Adventure
MCBR: Mid-Course Brake Run
MGR: Merry-Go-Round
MGM: Disney's MGM Studios (See DHS)
MIU: Mix-It-Up
MoA: Mall of America
MK: Magic Kingdom
MT: Mach Tower

N
NAD: National Amusement Devices
NAPHA: National Amusement Park Historical Association
Nessie: Loch Ness Monster
NL: No Limits
NL2: No Limits 2
NTG: New Texas Giant

O
OP: Original Post (First post in a thread)
OTS: Off The Shelf
OTS: Over The Shoulder
OTSR: Over The Shoulder Restraints

P
PF: Park Fan
PFN: ParkFans Network
PKS: Premier Parks (Defunct)
POP: Pay One Price
POV: Point Of View
PR: Public Relations
PTC: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
PS: Planet Snoopy


Q
QQ: Quick Queue

R
RC: Roller Coaster
RCCA: Roller Coaster Corporation of America
RCT: RollerCoaster Tycoon (Computer Game)
RCT2: RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (Computer Game)
RCT3: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (Computer Game)
RMC: Rocky Mountain Construction/Coasters
RoAE: Root of All Evil
Root: Root of All Evil
RPT: Royal Palace Theater
RR: Roman Rapids
RRR: Hollywood: Rid Ride Rocket

S
SBNO: Standing But Not Operating
SDC: Silver Dollar City
SEAS: SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE)
SF: Six Flags Theme Parks
SoF: Sesame Street: Safari of Fun
SFA: Six Flags America
SFAW: Six Flags AstroWorld(Defunct)
SFDL: Darien Lake
SFDK: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
SFEG: Six Flags Elitch Gardens (See EG)
SFFT: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (See FF)
SFGAdv: Six Flags Great Adventure
SFGAm: Six Flags Great America
SFHH: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
SFKK: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (See KK)
SFM: Six Flags México
SFMM: Six Flags Magic Mountain
SFNE: Six Flags New England
SFNO: Six Flags New Orleans (Defunt)
SFO: Six Flags Ohio (Defunct)
SFoG: Six Flags Over Georgia
SFoT: Six Flags Over Texas
SFSL: Six Flags Saint Louis
SFWoA: Six Flags Worlds of Adventure (Defunct)
SLC: Suspended Looping Coaster
SOB: Son of Beast
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
SP: Sesame Place
SWCa: SeaWorld California (See SWSD)
SWP&E: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (See SWPE)
SWPE: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (See SWP&E)
SWFL: SeaWorld Florida (See SWO)
SWO: SeaWorld Orlando (See SWFL)
SWSA: SeaWorld San Antonio (See SWTx)
SWSD: SeaWorld San Diego (See SWCa)
SWTx: SeaWorld San Antonio (See SWSA)

T
TiO: This is Oktoberfest
TM: Team Member
TOGO: Kabushiki-gaisha Tōgo
TOT: Tower of Terror
TR: Trip Report
TTD: Top Thrill Dragster

U
UOR: Universal Orlando Resort
USF: Universal Studios Florida
USH: Universal Studios Hollywood
USO: Universal Studios Orlando (See UOR)

V
VB: Virginia Beach
VBolt: Verbolten
VF: Valleyfair

W
WC: Water Country USA
WCUSA: Water Country USA
WDW: Walt Disney World
WoF: Worlds of Fun
WWHP: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

X
XSF: SkyFlyer: Xtreme Skyflyer (KD)
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10/17/13 at 02:54pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 03:52pm by Shane.)
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I am sure there are some blaring/obvious gaps in this list. If I missed any in this list PLEASE post it below. If you feel I have one wrong lets discuss it below.

Also don't make any up that no one else has never used.

Waking up fresh every mornin'; Openin' up for you; Waitin' for your laughter; With so much new to do! Busch—Gardens! Busch—Gardens! Come to Busch Gardens and come to life! Come to Busch Gardens and come—to life!
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10/17/13 at 02:58pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 03:05pm by Shane.)
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FoF is also used for Forest of Fun in relation to BGW.

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10/17/13 at 02:59pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 03:05pm by Shane.)
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FoF - for BGW it's Forest of Fun


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10/17/13 at 03:12pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 03:25pm by Shane.)
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I don't see MT for Mach Tower?

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10/17/13 at 03:25pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 03:26pm by Shane.)
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(10/17/13 03:12pm)Nic Wrote:  I don't see MT for Mach Tower?

I had it originally and then I accidentally hit back on my browser and lost SEVERAL things.

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10/17/13 at 03:28pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 03:31pm by Shane.)
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(10/17/13 03:25pm)Shane Wrote:  I had it originally and then I accidentally hit back on my browser and lost SEVERAL things.

Been there; done that.

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10/17/13 at 04:34pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 05:21pm by Shane.)
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Anything for Busch Gardens-specific shows? Killarney Kommotion (KK), This is Oktoberfest (TIO), Mix/Dig it Up (MIU/DIU). Don't know if you plan on using those, though.


Some others: Smiling

EfP - Escape from Pompeii
LotD - Land of the Dragons


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10/17/13 at 04:59pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 05:21pm by Shane.)
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RPT - Royal Palace Theater
DK - Curse of DarKastle
WC - Water Country USA
RoAE - Root of All Evil


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10/17/13 at 05:03pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 05:21pm by Shane.)
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I don't see HHN (Halloween Horrow Nights) for Universal? That one seems to be used fairly often. Also, MCBR (Mid-course brake run). That one confused the heck out of me for the longest time!


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Keep them coming, I missed a lot more than I thought I did.
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(10/17/13 04:59pm)Natoma Wrote:  WC - Water Country USA

What about the Water Country in New York? What shall their abbreviation be?
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Not sure if y'all want to include these?

AI - Adventure Island (Universal Studios Orlando)
IoA - Islands of Adventure (Tampa)
DC - Discovery Cove

Also, does anyone ever use acronyms for the WC rides?

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10/17/13 at 05:42pm in Frequently Used Terms, Abbreviations, & Acronyms (Latest Edit: 10/17/13 at 05:50pm by Shane.)
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You've got those backwards Nic. I actually already had IOA: Universal's Islands of Adventure. I'll add AI and DC though.

Party Rocker, I added "WCUSA" and "WC" for Water Country USA. I feel like we don't talk about Water County in New York on this forum often enough to warrant its addition to the list. If we do it is usually specified which one you are speaking about. I don't think it is referenced enough here to be added.
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Yes. I just realized that myself

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