- Air Force veteran Jeff Reitz' 2,995-day streak of visiting Disneyland ended when the park closed its doors amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- Reitz, 47, had gone to the park every day since 2011 until it closed on March 14.
- He spent his final day in the park taking photos with Disney cast members and friends.
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An Air Force veteran's 2,995-day streak of going to Disneyland ended when the park in Anaheim, California, shut its doors in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Jeff Reitz, 47, of Huntington Beach, had visited the park every day since 2011, until it was closed on March 14.
"I'm still looking forward to coming back and having more fun, but it won't be that consecutive count anymore," Reitz told the OC Register. "On the negative side, I don't get to choose the end. But on the positive side, I didn't have to choose the end."
Reitz works full-time as a primary care administrator for the Veterans Administration in Long Beach. He usually visits the park after work and stays for about three hours.
"You listen to the music, you have fun on the rides, and it puts a smile on your face. That's one of the reasons why I still do it — that smile helps refresh you and by having an annual pass, you make the best use of the money," Reitz told California State University at Fullerton's student paper, The Daily Titan, in 2017.
He even has an Instagram where he give his 31,000 followers a glimpse into his Disney adventures.
"I've been doing it so long that it's a natural thing," Reitz told the Register. "I get off work and I come on over, even if it's just for an hour. On average, I was coming about three to five hours a day. I'd leave around fireworks time."
Reitz spent his final day in the park snapping photos with friends and Disneyland cast members.
He said he's still trying to figure out what's next, but he's looking forward to watching some movies on Disney+.
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