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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dapper Day: Vintage Oomph Returns to Disneyland

Hats, gloves, heels: Gussy up and hang with Goofy, old-fashioned fashion fans. View gallery »

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hauntiest Place on Earth: Disneyland Halloween Time

The ghoulies and pumpkin treats ready for a September debut. View gallery »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fashion Up, Theme Parkers: Disneyland Dapper Day

Fashion Up, Theme Parkers: Disneyland Dapper Day

Swells in boaters, scarves, and stockings get gussy at biannual event. Read »

Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Even Bigger: Halloween Grows at Disneyland

Even Bigger: Halloween Grows at Disneyland

More Mickey's Halloween Party is in the cards for autumn 2014. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Up All Night: Spend 24 Hours at Disneyland

Up All Night: Spend 24 Hours at Disneyland

The Magic Kingdom goes for a mega day. Read »

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Move Over, Hidden Mickeys: Disneyland Launches an Egg Search

Move Over, Hidden Mickeys: Disneyland Launches an Egg Search

A special map, a special event, and springtime searching? It's on, Mouseketeers. 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 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 »

About
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.