Construction on This Disney Park’s Newest Themed-Land Has Officially Begun

Disney California Adventure is home to 8 different themed lands: Buena Vista Street, Hollywood Land, Grizzly Peak, Paradise Gardens, Pacific Wharf, Cars Land, Pixar Pier, and Avengers Campus.

At last year’s D23 Expo conference, it was announced that the Pacific Wharf would be reimagined into an iconic, fan-favorite fictional city: San Fransokyo. As of today, construction has begun on this transformation.

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San Fransokyo is the fictional setting from Disney’s film Big Hero 6 (2014). On the surface, San Fransokyo is precisely what it sounds like: San Francisco and Tokyo merged together, with accents and motifs from both cultures. But beneath the surface, San Fransokyo is so much more.

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In the Big Hero 6 background, or lore, San Fransokyo is an alternate universe version of California’s San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Japanese immigrants, who had been living there beforehand, worked together to rebuild the city, which was then named San Fransokyo, to commemorate the merging of cultures into something better than it was before.

Fans of the Big Hero 6 film and spinoff series are beyond excited to see this city come to life!

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The Pacific Wharf is known colloquially as the food court of Disney California Adventure due to the small themed land’s number of restaurants and eateries. As of right now, San Fransokyo is planned to include a Baymax meet-and-greet and fun food. No attractions have been announced, and it’s unlikely that any will be built due to the area’s limited space.

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The area’s lagoon has subsequently been drained to accommodate the construction. As of right now, the Pacific Wharf is not closed, as the lagoon is the only area that has been affected. That may change as construction continues. Disney Tips will continue to keep readers updated on the latest news regarding the situation.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.