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For a staggering complete of eight years, three months, and 13 days, Jeff Reitz has gone to Disneyland in Anaheim, California day by day and has set a brand new Guinness World File for it.
Since 2012, the 50-year-old annual passholder from Huntington Seaside, California has made 2,995 consecutive visits to the magical theme park, incomes him the title for essentially the most consecutive visits to Disneyland.
“It got here as a complete shock,” Reitz informed Fox Information Digital. “It was made extra particular because it was gifted to me via a consultancy report and never one which I had filed for myself.”
Jeff Reitz, 50, began visiting the theme park day by day in 2012, totaling 2,995 journeys over the course of eight years, three months and 13 days. (Jeff Reitz / Fox Information)
Reitz shared that his consecutive visits to the theme park started as a joke, however stemmed right into a supply of positivity and continued leisure.
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“It began as a joke between pals when Disneyland introduced they have been giving an ‘Additional Disney Day’ after they introduced the Leap Day 24-hour occasion in 2012,” Reitz informed the Guinness World Information. “We determined to make use of Disneyland as a constructive as we have been out of labor and had annual passes that had been gifted, so it was a supply of free leisure.”
Jeff Reitz in entrance of the Disneyland Sleeping Magnificence citadel. (Jeff Reitz / Fox Information)
At the start of each go to, Reitz would tune in on his Instagram web page, @Disney366_. On his web page, which has amazed over 27,000 followers, Reitz would share his Disney journey of the day.
“I might normally take a stroll across the park. I get pleasure from pictures, so I used to be all the time looking ahead to pictures to seize that I might put up to share,” Jeff shared.
“Some days I might go on numerous points of interest and different occasions I’d focus my consideration on a single part of the park,” he added. “There is just one ‘journey’ in Disneyland, being Mr. Toad’s Wild Experience. However the Matterhorn Bobsleds have all the time been my favourite attraction.”
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On his sixtieth. consecutive day, Reitz met a neighborhood reporter who had adopted him on Instagram.
“Then on 2012 July 1, midway via the 12 months, the Orange County Register reporter printed a narrative about making it to Day 183 after which the Related Press picked-up the story, and it turned actual as I used to be getting contacted by newspapers and radio stations from across the globe asking for interviews,” Jeff recalled.
All through the years, Reitz has been interviewed by media shops from world wide about his enduring love for Disneyland.
Since 2012, Reitz shared that he has been interviewed by information shops world wide about his hundreds of visits and his enduring love for Disneyland. (Jeff Reitz / Fox Information)
All through the years, Disney workers, often known as solid members, obtained to know Reitz.
“Through the years I visited Disneyland with others and did solo journeys,” he informed the Guinness World Information. “It obtained to be the place my schedule was fairly fixed, so it depended extra on others wanting to come back be part of the enjoyable.”
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“Even to carry a full-time job required me to maintain shut tabs on the park calendar together with my very own to make sure I might make it into Disneyland earlier than it closed after they had particular occasions,” Reitz added.
Jeff Reitz shared that his consecutive days first began as a joke between pals however turned one thing extra. (Jeff Reitz / Fox Information)
By the years, Disneyland has introduced the well-known park-goer with items to mark his important milestones.
On his 366th. consecutive day, Disneyland gave Reitz a present basket together with proclamation certificates of Honorary Citizenship.
On his consecutive two-year anniversary, Reitz acquired a free dinner, and a present backpack when he reached day 2,000 in 2017.
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“It was so rewarding to be acknowledged.” Reitz shared with Fox Information Digital.