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California man visits Disneyland 2,000 days in a row

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By Agence France-Presse

As one of the world’s largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row.

This photo courtesy of Disney shows Huntington Beach, California, resident Jeff Reitz snaps a selfie with The Mad Hatter and Alice after a teacup ride at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Disneyland on June 22, 2017, during his 2,000th visit to the park in Anaheim, California. As one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans, but Reitz has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row. Reitz marked the milestone on June 22, using his Disneyland Resort annual pass which had enabled his trek to the park on a daily basis since January 1, 2012. "What we mostly known about him is that he loves Disneyland," said John McClintock, a spokesman for the theme park. / AFP PHOTO / © Disney 2017 - All Rights Reserved / Joshua SUDOCK / TO GO WITH AFP STORY, US-Disneyland-offbeat = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Disney / Joshua SUDOCK"/ Manila Bulletin

This photo courtesy of Disney shows Huntington Beach, California, resident Jeff Reitz snaps a selfie with The Mad Hatter and Alice after a teacup ride at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Disneyland on June 22, 2017, during his 2,000th visit to the park in Anaheim, California. (AFP PHOTO / © Disney 2017 – All Rights Reserved /  Manila Bulletin)

Jeff Reitz marked the milestone on Thursday, using his Disneyland Resort annual pass which had enabled his trek to the park on a daily basis since January 1, 2012.

“What we mostly know about him is that he loves Disneyland,” said John McClintock, a spokesman for the theme park.

“When I asked him what he likes about the park, he said he likes all the shows and all the attractions but he did mention that he really likes to listen to the music in the park,” he added. “I guess he finds it relaxing.”

McClintock said Disney has yet to come across someone as enamored with the park as Reitz, an Air Force veteran in his 40s who usually shows up after work and spends a few hours.

“His girlfriend frequently comes with him but not every day,” he said. “That would be true love, wouldn’t it?”

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