We Disney people have our own language. We know what HDDMR is. We throw around terms like ADR or ASMu as if they were normal parts of everyday speech.
But there’s another layer of language that the deepest Disney enthusiasts know. It’s a way of speaking that communicates nuance and subtext in a way that others of our kind completely understand.
The creativity and enthusiasm of Disney addicts is amazing. Which brings me to the reason behind this post. I’m going to keep an ongoing list of Disney-related terms created by fellow Mousejunkies. It shall be known henceforth as “The Mousejunkie Lexicon.”
If you’ve got something you’d like added to the Mousejunkie Lexicon, please send me an email with the word and its definition. I’d love to add it and compile something really funny and great.
Update: I was putting these in alphabetically as I got them, but I think I want to put the newest at the top so they don’t get buried.
And thanks for participating!
THE MOUSEJUNKIE LEXICON
Stroller Kamikaze: Stroller operators moving through crowds at a high velocity without regard for pedestrian wellbeing, often resulting in bruised ankles and shins of aforementioned pedestrians. (The only known method of avoiding stroller kamakazis is to dive rapidly out of their flight plan or to wear shinguards.) Most commonly encountered in the Magic Kingdom at the conclusion of Wishes. (See also Kamikaze Granny – the noticeable difference being this kamikaze is behind the wheel of a motorized chair and not behind a stroller.) (Amanda Koeppen)
A Kamikaze Granny spotted in the wild:
Scerred: When the clueless drivers of the electric carts get WAAAAYYY TOOOO CLOSE!!! (See also: Kamikaze Granny, video above) (Marilyn Kane)
Zip-a-dee-doo-da-brew-haha: Epcot World travelers that happily sample brews from country to country until they become quite “Mad hatterish. ” (Even venturing to eat the scorpion at the bottom of their glass-yes you know who you are…next time right?) (Scott and Dawn Mazur)
Sherpavigate: A mix of Sherpa and navigate. Most often associated with an adults-only group of Disneyphiles attempting to find the shortest, most direct route to Expedition Everest after arriving at the Animal Kingdom. (See also: Kiss My Sherpa) (Christopher Ashby)
Kiss My Sherpa: The reaction of the wise guy/gal from the group when he or she realizes there is no such short, direct route. (Christopher Ashby)
The Cote Pace: The otherworldly speed at which one navigates the “World” by foot alone. (Mike D.)
Stop the Clock: The first words out of our mouths after checking in to our Resort, and the refusal to leave even when the Magical Disney Express pulls up on the last day. (Judy Minton)
Magicate: The uncontrollable urge to relay vast amounts of knowledge and trivia about Walt Disney World to those who may or may not be interested in visiting the resort. Or to correct any errors you may overhear in others’ conversations while waiting in line for an attraction. ie: Its Brer Rabbit not Briar Rabbit! (Shawn Byrley)
Disney-fy: To take something ordinary, regular, everyday plain, even a room, and add some Disney magic to it.
For example, I take plain flower pots and Disney-fy them. (Angie)
Disney-pendent: One who’s happiness generally hinges on a human-sized Mouse with red pants and white gloves, and his many theme parks, films, TV shows and Web sites. (Tim Falcioni)
Mouse-a-thon(ers): A person or family that tries to do it all, see it all, ride it all and fit it all in on their vacation. No time for food, bathroom, naps, or shopping breaks, just go…go…go! You will see this family rushing around like they are on a stuffed french toast sugar high. (Dawn)
Mousejunkie: One who is devoted to, and expresses a physical and emotional need for, Walt Disney World. The Mousejunkie is usually extremely clever and incredibly good-looking. (See also: Disney-pendent)
Touristerol : A small group of tourists who decide to stop smack dab in the middle of a main traffic route, causing a major pedestrian blockage (and, frequently, chest pains in those being blocked). Usually followed by the unfolding of a park map and an argument. (John Cortes)
Wishdrawals: The process of of often painful physical and psychological symptoms that follows discontinuance of a Walt Disney World vacation, particularly related to the Magic Kingdom and its nightly fireworks display. (Corey Townsend)