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The reimagined Pixar Pier is scheduled to open this summer at Disney California Adventure® Park, with four neighborhoods representing favorite animated stories. Highlights include the high-tech Incredicoaster featuring dazzling lighting and special effects, as well as a new Incredibles float for the Paint the Night. 

Get an adrenaline rush on the new roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm, which suspends riders at the crest of a 96-degree drop. HangTime is California’s first and only dive coaster, promising riders a free-fall sensation along more than 2,000 feet of steel track.

At SeaWorld, be among the first to ride the tallest, fastest roller coaster in the park’s history. Eel Time features twists, loops and serious air-time at dizzying heights of 150 feet and speeds over 60 miles per hour.

Northern California Wine Country Is Open for Business After Wildfires
Hotels, wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and attractions in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and other Northern California
counties have reopened following the wildfires of October.

SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Several months after the wildfires in Sonoma County were extinguished, myths and rumors rage on. Here are the top myths and the truthful answers: Myth: All of the wineries in Sonoma County burned down.
Truth: Only one winery – Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa – was mostly destroyed. The winery has a tasting room in Kenwood, which is open to guests and will distribute Paradise Ridge wines. Myth: All the hotels burned down and there’s no place to stay. Truth: Three hotels were burned in the fire. Hundreds of hotels, inns, B&Bs, campgrounds and vacation rentals are open for business. Myth: Santa Rosa – and the majority of Sonoma County – burned and the residents need time to recover before accepting visitors. Truth: Sonoma County is open for business, from the Sonoma Valley to the Sonoma Coast, and from Petaluma to Cloverdale. January to May offers events and festivals and is a perfect time to explore the region and enjoy quiet tasting rooms, beautiful forests, and gorgeous beaches