Article from Orlando Sentinel - October 31, 2005
Devoted fan rides Disney's Haunted Mansion for 999th time
He did it.
Earlier this afternoon, Gary Estrada his his mark, riding Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion ride for the 999th time -- on Halloween.
"Whenever you reach your goal it's just a relief," Estrada told a Disney employee.
Estrada rode 999 times because that's how many "ghosts" are in the attraction.
He's the first person -- to Disney's knowledge, anyway -- to hit that goal in just 10 months. Estrada began his marathon riding in January.