San Fransokyo Square is now officially open at Disney California Adventure. With the opening comes new food, merchandise, and two favorite heroes for Big Hero 6.
On the opening morning of this new area at the Disneyland Resort, the Daps Magic team stopped by to get a video and photo tour of the area. The square itself was not insanely busy during the morning, except for one place. The meet and greet for Baymax and Hiro Hamada was very popular. By mid morning, the line was two and a half hours long (or longer). The mobile order windows were also pushing out a couple of hours. The other long line in the area was found for a bread cart that was selling Baymax shaped bread ($10.99 + tax) and a Baymax sipper ($19.79 + tax, beverage included at time of purchase). The new store next to the Baymax and Hiro meet and greet was also a popular location. The rest of the area, however, was easy to explore and check out details during the morning. As the day progresses, this won’t be accurate any longer as people stop by for lunch and dinner (check out the foods here).
The area itself is vibrant and happy. This vibe is only accentuated by the new area music that can be heard while strolling around. Michael Dobrzycki, Art Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Anaheim described it saying, “San Fransokyo Square is a seaside district outside of the urban center in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film ‘Big Hero 6.’ Here, guests will discover nods to the Big Hero 6 team’s many adventures, such as Hiro’s Megabot and Baymax’s battle glove.”
On the morning of August 31, 2023, the Daps Magic team toured San Fransokyo Square. In the video seen below, see an in-depth look at this new area at the Disneyland Resort. It starts with the 54-foot San Fransokyo Gate Bridge which crosses the tide pools linking the seaside plaza to the Paradise Gardens Park obelisk. It then continues throughout this new area. There is even an appearance by Baymax in this video and photo tour. Check them both out below and then see all that San Fransokyo Square has to offer.
Here is a full rundown of all that can be found in San Fransokyo Square:
- Hamada Bot Shop – Guests have the opportunity to interact with Hiro and Baymax outside a converted warehouse, where the Big Hero 6 team builds their hi-tech gear.
- The Bakery Tour – A behind-the-scenes tour of a real bakery gives a look – and taste – of how the world-famous Boudin sourdough bread is made.
Foods in San Fransokyo Square
The diverse array of food and beverages in San Fransokyo Square includes guest favorites and new creations inspired by Asian cuisine, as well as the Big Hero 6 themselves.
- Aunt Cass Café – The second bakery café operated by Hiro’s loving aunt serves dishes, soups in freshly-baked Boudin sourdough bread bowls and more inspired by Japanese cuisine.
- Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería – This new location draws inspiration from its tri-cultural influences with signage in English, Japanese and Spanish. An inviting beer garden makes a relaxing setting for guests to enjoy snacks and those 21 and older to sip on a selection of alcoholic beverages.
- Lucky Fortune Cookery – Foodies of all ages can choose from a delicious menu of dishes and beverages with Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean influences.
- Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill – A variety of street tacos, specialty beverages and a special street corn bring Mexican flair to San Fransokyo Square.
- Rita’s Turbine Blenders – Featuring margaritas and icy beverages, this refreshment stand is named after the repair technician who maintains the floating wind turbine, resembling a giant koi fish, that sits atop the structure.
- Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop – Hot fudge, made with melted Ghirardelli chocolate, sits atop signature sundaes, ice cream cones, shakes and more.
- Cappuccino Cart – A cart near the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge offers energizing pick-me-ups presented by Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company, such as cold brew, espressos, coffee cocktails and more.
- San Fransokyo Maker’s Market – Situated on robot storage cases with decommissioned bots on display, this storefront is stocked with apparel, homewares and more featuring Baymax and friends.
- Collectible medallions – A vending machine dispenses collectible golden medallions depicting Baymax and other iconic images from San Fransokyo.
- Pan Pacific Pin Traders – Guests can shop and trade at this “pin-credible” port of call near the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge.
What do you think of San Fransokyo Square? What is your favorite part of this new area at Disney California Adventure? When are you going to visit it? What are you most looking forward to experiencing? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!
Here are official photos from the Disneyland Resort of San Fransokyo Square: