H.B. man visits Disneyland for 2,000th consecutive day


A Huntington Beach man “marked a milestone of superhero proportions” on Thursday when he visited Disneyland for the 2,000th consecutive day, the resort announced.

Jeff Reitz, an Air Force veteran, began his daily visits to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Jan. 1, 2012, according to a Disney news release. He has gone every day since.

The Disneyland annual pass-holder said the resort’s theme parks give him something to look forward to every day. He was unemployed when he started the streak, and now that he has a regular day job with the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, he usually spends evenings at Disney.


Reitz, 44, said he enjoys the attractions — his favorite ride is the Matterhorn Bobsleds — and shows, as well as listening to the music and interacting with park employees, whom Disney refers to as cast members.

“Even doing like Walt and sitting down and people-watching — just enjoying the atmosphere,” Reitz said.

He said he will continue to treat himself to the daily Disneyland visits as long as he can, according to the release.

“I’m still having fun with it; that’s the only reason I’m still doing this,” Reitz said. “It wasn’t about going for records or anything like that. That’s been a bonus.”

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Daily Pilot staff contributed to this report.