Work continues on the current Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure as it is being transformed into San Fransokyo Square. Disney has shared that San Fransokyo Square will be opening this summer at the Disneyland Resort. The transformation was announced at the D23 Expo in September 2022 by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro.
There are some highlights in today’s announcements. This includes the new San Fransokyo Gate Bridge where guests will be able to enter the square. There will also be the opportunity to meet Baymax in the southern corner of the San Fransokyo Square. There will also be a new beer garden when the square officially opens. During the transformation, the Pacific Wharf dining locations will remain open. In fact, when the square opens this summer there will still be some favorite foods in the area, along with some new Asian-inspired selections.
Disney has shared some details about San Fransokyo Square, including the story behind the area that Walt Disney Imagineering has created. Check it out here:
San Fransokyo Square will transport you 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 you’ll be able to eat and shop.
An iconic landmark of the area will be the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge, which will span the tide pools linking San Fransokyo Square to the Paradise Gardens Park obelisk. Once you cross the bridge, you’ll catch a view of the floating wind turbine atop an old fishing net tannery, powering the district from high in the sky. Clues to the area’s storied and charming past can be found in the details throughout San Fransokyo Square.
Outside a converted warehouse at the south end of San Fransokyo, you may have the opportunity to encounter Baymax. Today, Pacific Wharf is home to eateries featuring sourdough bread, ice cream sundaes, delicious Mexican fare, Asian dishes and more. You’ll still be able to enjoy all your favorite Pacific Wharf dining locations during this transformation.
When the transformation to San Fransokyo Square is completed this summer, you’ll find familiar favorites like soups in freshly baked bread bowls, as well as many new 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 fun and inviting beer garden decorated with festoon lights and papel picado.
What do you think of what you are reading about San Fransokyo Square? What are you most excited about? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below! You can also see a tour of what Pacific Wharf looked like before the transformation began here: