Most consecutive visits to Disneyland: world record set by Jeff Reitz (VIDEO)
ANAHEIM, CA, USA -- Jeff Reitz, an Air Force veteran, visited Disneyland for the 2,000th straight day on June 22, five years after he received an annual pass, thus setting the new world record for the Most consecutive visits to Disneyland, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Huntington Beach resident Jeff Reitz, who has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marked his 2,000th consecutive visit on June 22. Here, Reitz snaps a selfie with The Mad Hatter and Alice after a teacup ride at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Disneyland during his 2,000th visit to the park. Photo: Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the most zoos visited by an individual is 873 and was achieved by Jonas Livet (France), verified as of 31 December 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Most pubs visited, set by Bruce Masters (UK) who has visited 46,495 pubs and various drinking establishments since 1960, sampling the local brew where available, as of 29 January 2014.
Jeff Reitz, an Air Force veteran, launched an online blog cataloging his daily visits to Disneyland, titled Disney 366, after attending the park's "One More Day at Disneyland" Leap Year promotion.
He was given the annual pass to the park in Anaheim as a gift while he was unemployed in 2012 and decided to visit the park every day for five and a half years even after he returned to work.
Reitz utilizes the $1,049 Disney Signature Plus Passport, which allows him to visit one or both of the Disneyland parks for about $3 a day.
"That's less than most people spend on a cup of coffee," he said. "When you use it every day, that pass is a no brainer."
While Reitz has been a familiar face at Disneyland for years now, his 2,000th straight visit made him an instant celebrity at the park.
His daily visits to Disneyland helped Reitz stay positive while he was searching for a job, but ultimately became something greater.
"Coming to Disneyland every day started as me trying to stay positive. When you're job searching, it's not about beating the sidewalk to find a job anymore. You're online, in front of the computer. It can be depressing," he said. "It's part of my life now, and has grown into more than I expected."