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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Join a Giant Small World Sing-a-Long

Join a Giant Small World Sing-a-Long

Fans'll warble the famous tune in honor of the ride's 50th. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Trip Back to Vintage Anaheim

A Trip Back to Vintage Anaheim

History-mad entertainer Charles Phoenix returns to the Disneyland of yore. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Announced: D23 Disney Fan Expo

Announced: D23 Disney Fan Expo

The mega convention dances back into Anaheim in 2015. Read »

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 7:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Re-Opening: The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

Re-Opening: The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

A Disneyland favorite is back on track(s). Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland Dapper Day on Video

Disneyland Dapper Day on Video

Didn't make the fashionable Disneyland weekend? Take a peek. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disney's "World of Color -- Winter Dreams" Debuts

Disney's "World of Color -- Winter Dreams" Debuts

A chilly version of the water-sweet spectacle bows at Disney California Adventure. Read »

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sleigh Bells and Roller Coasters: Disneyland Holidays

Sleigh Bells and Roller Coasters: Disneyland Holidays

Nearly two months of lights, trees, and castle-sweet sparkle are on approach. Read »

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mysterious and Beautiful: George Newnam's Casa de las Calaveras

Mysterious and Beautiful: George Newnam's Casa de las Calaveras

The skeleton creations are set to show in Anaheim and downtown LA. Read »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disney Halloween: Eerie Anaheim Nights

Disney Halloween: Eerie Anaheim Nights

Mickey's Halloween Party and special decorations mark the bewitching season. Read »

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"A Nightmare Before Christmas" Meets the Hotel Room

"A Nightmare Before Christmas" Meets the Hotel Room

A new Disney perk gives Jack Skellington fans a bit of fun back at the hotel. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.