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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

A Salute to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue

Pay special tribute to the long-running Disneyland favorite. Read »

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cars Land Gets the Disney Holiday Treatment

Sleep Beauty's Castle is sparkling, too, and the Haunted Mansion is still in its... View gallery »

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sweet Treat Inside the Haunted Mansion

A Sweet Treat Inside the Haunted Mansion

A Disneyland attraction shows how a seasonal centerpiece came together. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland Halloween Starts Early

Disneyland Halloween Starts Early

Autumn arrives ahead of schedule in Anaheim; what treats does the park have in store? Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland's New Pirate Experience

Disneyland's New Pirate Experience

Make for New Orleands Square and get made up, swashbuckler-style. Read »

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 »

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Club 33 Reopens Its Membership

Club 33 Reopens Its Membership

Disneyland's most exclusive dining spot announced it will welcome a few new members. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Disney Attractions Get an Official Date

New Disney Attractions Get an Official Date

Which will you visit first, Cars Land or Buena Vista Street? Read »

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland's All-Night Leap Year Bash

Disneyland's All-Night Leap Year Bash

If you've ever wanted to see It's a Small World in the small hours, here's your chance. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On Approach: Cars Land

On Approach: Cars Land

The sneaks peeks are revving up. Zoom zoom. 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.