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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Year to Go: Disney D23 Expo Tickets Go on Sale

A Year to Go: Disney D23 Expo Tickets Go on Sale

Want to start the 52-week countdown now, Mouseketeers? Read »

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

Magical Road Trip: Disney Fanniversary Celebration

The traveling event puts the spotlight on classic favorites galore. Read »

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

New Disney Tour: California Adventure

Head around the park for three hours of info, history, and fun. Read »

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 »

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 50th, it's a Small World

The song-famous Disney attraction reaches its half-century marker. View gallery »

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 »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

An "Incredible" Costume Contest in Anaheim

An "Incredible" Costume Contest in Anaheim

Dress up for D23 and maybe snag a trophy featuring Edna Mode. Read »

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opening: Disneyland's Fantasy Faire

What's that storybook village next to Sleeping Beauty's Castle? Why it is the new... View gallery »

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Huge Disney Convention

One Huge Disney Convention

Disney fans, prepare to nab those all-important tickets way in advance of opening day. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disney Recreates a Famous Movie Palace

Disney Recreates a Famous Movie Palace

If you know Los Angeles history you likely remember the Carthay Circle. Now Disney California Adventure has revived the historic movie palace. 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.