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Couple Visits Disneyland Resort Every Day in 2012

posted on December 31st, 2012 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh Receive a Night in the Disneyland Dream Suite from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs in Celebration of Visiting Disneyland Resort Every Day in 2012

Congratulations to Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh, who today reached the milestone of visiting the Disneyland Resort every day in 2012! Having made at least 366 memories this year (including One More Disney Day, of course), Tonya and Jeff received a special welcome this morning from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

As the couple entered Disneyland park, Tom was waiting to greet them at the other end of Main Street, U.S.A. Moments later, he marked the occasion by making Tonya and Jeff honorary citizens of Disneyland. And Tom presented one more added surprise – a gift that would ensure at least one more memory in 2013: a stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite.

“Jeff and Tonya have an affinity for Disney Parks that is shared by many of our guests, and I wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate them on reaching this milestone,” Tom said. “During this momentous year, their dedication to the Disneyland Resort is a testament to why we continue to expand, grow and share the Disney Parks experience with guests around the world.”

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Dinah on December 31st, 2012 at 5:19 pm

This is pretty awesome! I remember reading an article on them in the OC Register, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them in the parks. Congratulations to both Jeff and Tonya!! What an accomplishment. I think I know what I’m adding to my bucket list!

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Claudia on December 31st, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Awesome way to end a year long celebration! Congrats to Jeff and Tonya!

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Catherine from CA on December 31st, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I have been following Jeff on Twitter. Congrats to completing a year long goal!

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Catherine from CA on December 31st, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I have been following Jeff’s amazing journey on Twitter. Congratulations to Jeff and Tonya.

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Kyle on December 31st, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Been following them on twitter all year. Next stop. Walt Disney World. Way to go!

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Robyn from CA on December 31st, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Well, that’s one way to make sure you get your money’s worth out of an annual pass, lol. I’d love to be able to try that someday. Congratulations to Jeff and Tonya!

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Nina on December 31st, 2012 at 5:54 pm

How did Tom know when this couple would be entering to give them this?

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Tracy from FL on December 31st, 2012 at 6:35 pm

And I thought visiting each month was doing good lol!

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Ian on December 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Congratulations, I’m so jealous my family won the YOMD Mickey Miuse Pentehouse thats was spectactular but a night in the park is a dream i still hope for! y

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Michelle on December 31st, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Congratulations to Tonya and Jeff. Truly awe inspiring!
Tipping my Mouse Ears to ya!

I agree with Dinah…adding this to my bucket list…for Walt Disney World. :)

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Deborah from PA on January 1st, 2013 at 7:36 am

It must be fun to be them! Congrats! I noticed they don’t share the same last name — I think Tom should give them the ultimate Disney wedding. Now that would be even more fun!

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beth from CA on January 1st, 2013 at 11:16 am

congrats! keep telling the hbby that we should go more often ;)

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Diana from sonora on January 1st, 2013 at 1:53 pm

wow! congrats!!…we feel lucky going at least once a year, (its like 14hrs driving).

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Kayleigh on January 1st, 2013 at 7:41 pm

What a fantastic surprise for them! :D

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Gregory from PA on January 2nd, 2013 at 6:35 am

I’m just really glad to know that they got jobs!

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Michele from NJ on January 2nd, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Wow! That’s quite an achievement! What is their twitter handles? i would like to follow them too. Are they trying again for 2013?

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Jeff from CA on January 2nd, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Thanks for all the support everyone. This was a total surprise to both Tonya and I since when we started our daily visits it was just something for us to share to help keep things positive and share our time in the park with our other local Disney friends.

If anyone is interested in following or has other questions feel free to follow me to talk more.

Thanks again,
Jeff Reitz

Twitter – jreitz1972
Instagram – jreitz1

Or you can just search for #Disney366
(I am keeping that tag since it makes me think of Disney all the time, like 24/7 sorta.)

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Susan on January 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Congratulations, Tonya and Jeff. What fun it must have been to be in Disneyland every day (366 days in a row!) and how wonderful that you accomplished your goal. I am more than a little envious. Thank you for giving me an idea for my Bucket List, though a little problematic as I live in Oklahoma!!

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Margot on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:14 am

That is so amazing that they got to stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite! :-)

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Margaret from MA on January 3rd, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Congrats to Tonya & Jeff!! What an awesome way to spend your year!

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Emily on January 4th, 2013 at 10:53 am

WOW! They have been to a Disney park more times than I have this year – and I work at one! Congrats!

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Aundrea on January 4th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Now that takes some SERIOUS dedication! I can’t imagine working AND making that trip everyday! I’d LOVE to try! °O°

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RUTH on January 5th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Congrats to Jeff and Tonya!

We go to Disneyland 1 to 2 times a month. Friends think that many visits is too much, but what do they know? :-) As my kids say “Disneyland is awesome!!”

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Agnes on January 6th, 2013 at 1:15 am

We try to go once a week but would love to go everyday!

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Kaye on January 6th, 2013 at 11:15 am

Just added this to my “bucket list”. I was there every month in 2012, but every day?! What a magical goal to accomplish. Congrats!

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