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Funemployment: Couple Aims to Visit Disneyland Every Day This Year

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When a couple in Orange County both became unemployed, they decided that it would be the perfect time to make use of their annual pass to Disneyland.

Jeff Reitz, 39, and Tonya Mickesh, 45, vowed to visit Disneyland on all 366 days this year, according to the Associated Press. The idea he told AP was to "put a smile on our faces instead of sitting at home and being bummed out about being out of work."

And though Mickesh now has a job and spends less time there (and some of Reitz's days are taken up by temp jobs), the couple has continued visiting the park everyday. This weekend they passed the halfway mark on Day 183.

So how sick are they of the park? Not at all. They still laugh at the Jungle Cruise jokes, they still manage to discover new things about the park and they mix things up by meeting up with friends.

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"I've been going in the afternoon and evening," Reitz said. "Last night I was just going to go for three or four hours and I ended up shutting the park down."

Now Reitz needs a real job so he can renew his annual pass that runs out on December 11.