Inspired by Big Hero 6, the new San Fransokyo Square will transport you to the future
In the latest announcement from Disney, Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure park will turn into San Fransokyo from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning “Big Hero 6.” The transformation is already underway with the final reveal to happen as part of the Disney100 celebration at Disneyland Resort this summer. Here’s what you can expect:
San Fransokyo Square will bring a futuristic mashup of San Francisco and Tokyo to life. “As the tech industry began to emerge and the local fishing trade fell on hard times, entrepreneurs came together to reinvent the seaside canneries into a vibrant, multicultural district of neighborhood restaurants and small businesses where you’ll be able to eat and shop,” Disney Parks blog shared.
An existing bridge will transform into the iconic San Fransokyo Gate Bridge and will be the land’s central landmark, spanning the tide pools linking San Fransokyo Square to the Paradise Gardens Park obelisk.
English, Japanese, and Spanish signage will adorn the new Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería, highlighting the tri-cultural influence of the land. Outside will be a fun and inviting beer garden decorated with festoon lights and papel picado. Walk a litter farther and you might be able to snap a pic with Baymax outside a converted warehouse.
Disney would like to ensure guests that familiar favorites such as soup in freshly baked bread bowls will be offered after the transformation, as well as many new Asian-inspired selections. Current dining establishments like Ghiradelli and Boudin will remain open in the interim.
The new San Fransokyo Square is just a small part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder (Disney100) celebration. The fun kicked off last month at Disneyland Resort with special limited-time offerings taking place throughout the resort all year long. Some highlights include platinum-infused décor, two all-new nighttime spectaculars, the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction, the long-awaited return of the “Magic Happens” parade, and even more special entertainment moments that are slated to pop up across the resort. Families with young children are also eagerly awaiting the reopening of Michey’s Toontown on March 19.