It was announced back at the D23 Expo this past year that the Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure would soon become San Fransokyo, themed after the animated film, Big Hero 6. Since then, there haven’t been a lot of details. That is until know.
Later this summer, Guests will be able to step into San Fransokyo Square. San Fransokyo Square will transport Guests to a fictional mash-up of the two cities, San Francisco and Tokyo. The story goes that 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.
An iconic landmark of the area will be the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge. This will span the tide pools and will link San Fransokyo Square to the Paradise Gardens Park obelisk. Once you cross the bridge, you’ll catch a view of the floating wind turbine atop an old fishing net tannery. This will be powering the district from high in the sky.
Outside a converted warehouse at the south end of San Fransokyo, you may have the opportunity to encounter Baymax.
Good news for Pacific Wharf fans though. This area, which is currently home to eateries featuring sourdough bread, ice cream sundaes, delicious Mexican fare, Asian dishes and more, will still offer these dishes during this transformation. And when the transformation is complete, you’ll find favorites like soups in freshly baked bread bowls, as well as many new Asian-inspired selections will still be available.
The new Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería draws inspiration from its tri-cultural influences with signage in English, Japanese and Spanish. Outside will be a fun and inviting beer garden decorated with lights and papel picado.
This will be an exciting and fun new area when it finally debuts.
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