Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure park is in the process of transforming into San Fransokyo from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning “Big Hero 6,” and Disneyland has released details and artist renderings of key structures.
San Fransokyo Square
This new area will be called “San Fransokyo Square” and is a fictional mash-up of two iconic cities – San Francisco and Tokyo.
As the lore goes, a tech industry began to emerge when the local fishing trade fell on hard times, and entrepreneurs came together to reinvent the seaside canneries into a vibrant, multicultural district of neighborhood restaurants and small businesses where Guests will be able to eat and shop.
An iconic landmark of the area will be the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge, which will span the tide pools linking San Fransokyo Square to the Paradise Gardens Park obelisk.
In the image above supplied by Disneyland of the transformed bridge, you’ll notice it has the shape of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, but it is topped with Japanese Torii (a symbolic gateway arch), to show the melding of the cultures.
Disney says Guests will be able to meet Baymax outside a converted warehouse at the south end of the area, though I think it would’ve been cool if it’d been a location of The San Fransokyo Institute of Technology where Baymax was created.
Up until now, Pacific Wharf was home to a variety of eateries offering Mexican fare, Asian dishes, ice cream sundaes, and more.
Disneyland says Guests will still be able to enjoy their favorite Pacific Wharf dining locations during this transformation.
When the revamp is complete, the new Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería will draw inspiration from its tri-cultural influences with signage in English, Japanese and Spanish. Outside dining will include a fun and inviting beer garden decorated with festoon lights and papel picado.
Guests will find familiar favorites like soups in freshly baked bread bowls, as well as many new Asian-inspired selections. Don’t know if you will be able to still get the free sample of sourdough, though.
Disneyland says San Fransokyo Square will open Summer 2023. When we have an exact date or any more details, we will let you know.