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Opening Details Confirmed for San Fransokyo’s Disney Parks Debut

Several new themed lands are in the works for Disney Parks, including Arandelle at Hong Kong Disneyland, Zootopia at Shanghai Disneyland, and perhaps even a new version of Pandora – The World of Avatar at the Disneyland Resort.

Another new theme park land was originally announced for Disney California Adventure during the 2022 D23 Expo, however, details on what the new land and its experiences would be like were not available at the time.

San Fransokyo

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Today, February 20, 2023, the Disney Parks Blog confirmed that San Franksokyo Square will open to Guests at Disney California Adventure this summer. Along with news of the opening timeline for the newest theme park land at the Disneyland Resort, the announcement included additional details of the new land and never-before-seen concept art.

This year, Pacific Wharf will undergo a transformation to become San Fransokyo Square inspired by the iconic setting seen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 (2014). The city, which is a fictional mix of the cities of San Francisco and Tokyo will bring with it new experiences all inspired by the place that characters like Baymax and Hiro Hamada call home.

San Fransokyo

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Walt Disney Imagineering has shared some initial details of San Fransokyo noting that Guests will cross over the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge as they enter the land. From there, they will find a floating wind turbine that powers the square on top of a building that once operated as a fishing net tannery.

Baymax will have a character meet and greet experience in a warehouse on one end of San Fransokyo, while the rest of the area will be home to shops and restaurants all inspired by the setting of Big Hero 6. Disney also notes that current Pacific Wharf dining locations will continue to be available for Guests when the retheme opens later this year.

San Fransokyo

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The new San Fransokyo Port, officially called CervecerĂ­a, will take its cues from all of the cultures represented in the city and as such will include signage in English, Japanese, and Spanish, as well as food and drinks inspired by each culture.

We will continue to monitor updates to Pacific Wharf as work continues on transforming this area into San Fransokyo, and will be back with more information as we have it here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."