Newly Imagined Theme Park Land Inspired by ‘Big Hero 6’ Coming to Disney California Adventure This Summer

The newest update to Disney California Adventure will bring the world of Big Hero 6 to the park.
Concept art of San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure Park (Credit: Disney)
Concept art of San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure Park (Credit: Disney)

If you’re headed to Anaheim later this year, Disney California Adventure Park is going to look a little different on your next visit. The Disneyland theme park has gone through many changes since it first opened in 2001, with new and newly reimagined areas like Cars Land, Pixar Pier, and Avengers Campus shaping the current landscape. The latest change, which we now know is set to arrive this summer, will bring the world of the Disney film Big Hero 6 to the park.

San Fransokyo Square Is Coming to California Adventure

First announced in September 2022 at the D23 Expo, the Pacific Wharf area of California Adventure will be reimagined as San Fransokyo Square, based on the fictional city where Big Hero 6 takes place. The city in the film is depicted as an alternate timeline of San Francisco mashed up with modern-day Tokyo. As seen in the concept art for the redesigned area of the park, guests will be able to see and experience the influences from both cities.

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According to Disney Parks Blog, San Fransokyo Square will feature its landmark San Fransokyo Gate Bridge which welcomes guests to the land. The newly designed area will also include “clues to the area’s storied and charming past,” and fans of Big Hero 6 will surely spot many nods to the film throughout. A Big Hero 6 area would not be complete without Baymax, and guests can look forward to a meet and greet area as part of San Fransokyo Square.

Changes to the Land’s Dining Locations

Pacific Wharf is home to many great counter-service dining options, including Pacific Wharf Cafe, home to the fan-favorite soups in those freshly-baked sourdough bread bowls. Disney says that all of the dining locations in Pacific Wharf will remain open during construction, but come summer, you may notice a few changes in the dining offerings in San Fransokyo Square.

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Disney promises that “familiar favorites” will still be available once the redesign is complete, but there will also be a few notable changes, like “new Asian-inspired selections” likely coming to the menu at Lucky Fortune Cookery. Another big change coming to the dining scene will be at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, which will transform into Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería, featuring a blend of “tri-cultural influences with signage in English, Japanese and Spanish.”

This is already shaping up to be a big year at Disneyland Resort, which is home to many of the festivities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. With the arrival of San Fransokyo Square this summer, fans will have even more new offerings to explore.

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