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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 »

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 »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Disneyland SoCal Resident Tickets Return

Disneyland SoCal Resident Tickets Return

Deals are back for local fans of the Happiest Place on Earth. 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 »

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 »

Saturday, Jun 2, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cal Expo Acquires California (Sign)

Cal Expo Acquires California (Sign)

The much-photographed Disney California Adventure sign moves north. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cars Landscapes

Cars Landscapes

Are those cliffsides real? Or are they in the middle of Anaheim? Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

D23 Expo Reveals Dates

D23 Expo Reveals Dates

The mega Disney convention announces its 2013 dates (that's right; 2013). Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has 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.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.