Disney has announced that San Fransokyo Square will open this summer in Disney California Adventure as part of the Disney100 celebration ongoing at the Disneyland Resort.
Concept art courtesy of Disneyland Resort
San Fransokyo Square will transport guests to the not-too-distant future, in a fictional mash-up of two iconic cities – San Francisco and Tokyo. 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 guests can eat and shop.
The area’s landmark will be the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge, which will link San Fransokyo Square to the Paradise Gardens Park obelisk. Across the bridge, guests can catch a view of the floating wind turbine atop an old fishing net, powering the district from high in the sky. Clues to the area’s storied past can be found in the details throughout San Fransokyo Square.
Outside a converted warehouse at the south end of San Fransokyo, guests may have the opportunity to meet Baymax. Today, Pacific Wharf is home to eateries featuring sourdough bread, ice cream sundaes, Mexican fare, Asian dishes and more. These offerings will still be able to be enjoyed during this transformation.
When the transformation of this new “Big Hero 6” area is completed this summer, there will be new menu offerings, including soups in freshly-baked bread bowls and Asian-inspired selections. 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 beer garden decorated with festoon lights and papel picado.