San Fransokyo Square Opens Its Gates to the World of ‘Big Hero 6’

San Fransokyo Square
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The wait is finally over! Disneyland’s newest square is open for Guests to enjoy. San Fransokyo Square has been under construction for quite some time, and today marked the official grand opening. The exciting transformation took place at Disney California Adventure Park. This is a must-add to your Disney bucket list, featuring iconic Disney characters, new dining options, and experiences.

San Fransokyo Square

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San Fransokyo Square “is not just home to the characters of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6—including the heroic and inflatable Baymax—but thanks in part to Disney Imagineers and the Disneyland Resort culinary team, the plaza also has diverse and fantastical locales and tastes that bring guests right into the beloved world of the 2014 Academy Award®-winning film,” Disney writes.

The square is now home to the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge, Hiro Hamada, Baymax meet and greet, Aunt Cass Cafe, and so much more. Follow the Sun Blonde, San Fransokyo-style Street Corn, and Pork Wonton Nachos are a few of the many new items that will make you run, not walk, to San Fransokyo Square.

San Fransokyo Square Now Open

The vibrant neighborhood construction is no more, and all is open. “The remodel to San Fransokyo was an optimal conversion as the Pacific Wharf area was already themed after San Francisco’s market district,” Inside the Magic reports. During the transformation, restaurants were able to stay open while the new area around came to life. San Fransokyo Square is made up of diverse dining options, pulling inspiration from Japanese culture and California cuisine.

Aunt Cass Cafe, Port of San Fransokyo Cerveceria, Rita’s Turbine Blenders, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, Lucky Fortune Cookery, Cappucino Cart, and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, and Chocolate Shop are all the delicious options offered. The diversity of cuisine mixed with all-new shopping areas makes for a brand-new experience. San Fransokyo Maker’s Market, Collectible Medallions, and Pan Pacific Pin Traders are the local shops to explore.

San Fransokyo Square

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And, of course, we cannot forget the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge. The 54-foot tall bridge was created by Imagineer Michael Dobrzycki, the art director of the new Square. “It’s such an iconic piece of architecture from the movie that it was important to really help establish that you were in an entirely new world,” he recalls.

If Disneyland isn’t your home Park or not soon on your horizon, Disney is giving fans another way to enjoy the new area. Watch the video below from D23 to get the inside scoop on San Fransokyo Square.

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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.