The theme park hadn't even opened its Cars Land at the time.
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. The unemployed Disney fans thought it would be a fun way to keep up their spirits if they visited every day during that leap year.
"It's become a living, breathing thing along the way", Reitz told the Orange County Register. Employed at the VA now, Reitz continues to visit every day after work because it helps him to decompress after a long day.
"The number one thing I tell people is to bring your patience", Reitz said.
But Reitz kept going, and in 2014 he hit the 1,000-days-in-a-row mark.
Reitz's sticks to a routine, always parking in the Mickey and Friends parking structure. He always enters Disneyland first, before going across the Esplanade to visit Disney California Adventure.More news: Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf 'blockade'
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His favourite ride is the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which he rode as a kid.
"I love sitting in the front row, holding the handle and leaning into the turns". His favorite restaurant is Pizza Port in Tomorrowland.
"What we mostly know about him is that he loves Disneyland", said John McClintock, a spokesman for the theme park.
McClintock called the attendance streak an "unbreakable record". "And that's why I've still chosen to keep coming every day".
Reitz has experienced the newest attraction, "Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission: BREAKOUT!" in Disney California Adventure more than a dozen times and says he's looking forward to seeing the nighttime spectacular "Fantasmic!" when it returns in an enhanced version on July 17 at Disneyland.