Jeff Reitz, a 44-year-old Air Force veteran, just broke a Guinness Record for visiting Disneyland 2,000 days in a row.
Jeff’s love affair with the dreamy theme park is very long lived. As a matter of fact, he can remember the exact dates and details that caused him to grow so fond of the land where Mickey and friends come to life.
After being handed the most magical Christmas present he had known (free park passes to Disneyland), Reitz had no idea what was in store for him. Using his passes, Reitz decided to give the theme park a try on January 1st, 2012.
At the time, Reitz was unemployed and short on cash, so it’s safe to say he was not exhilarated to spend the day around kids running from one attraction to the other. But on that day, something changed.
Reitz says that the park gave him something to look forward to every day, and every visit made him feel a little better than the day before. Before he knew it, he had spent 2,000 consecutive days going to Disneyland.
When asked if he repeats the rides on a daily basis, Reitz replied that he doesn’t usually spend the whole day immersed in the fun – he stops by just long enough to feel more energized and lift his spirits.
Fortunately, Reitz didn’t stay unemployed long – his diligent persona and strong work ethic wouldn’t allow him to sit at home all day. Now, Reitz works full time at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, but he never ceases to make his daily visits to the Disneyland turnstiles and enjoy the place solely dedicated to magic and pure fun.