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Brand-New Disney Park Area Finally Debuts
Only to Leave Guests Disappointed and Disgusted

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Unlike Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, a number of theme parks in the country are only open six months out of the year, staying closed during the off-season.

Typically, that’s when new attractions and theme park areas are built. However, for operations as massive as Walt Disney World and Disneyland, there is no such thing as an off-season.

So, when something new is being built, guests and fans stay up to date, paying close attention to every little change and announcement.

Disneyland Resort Recently Added an Entire New Land
But It’s Not What Fans Were Expecting


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Most recently, guests have been waiting months for Disneyland Resort’s newest theme park area. But now that it’s finally arrived, fans can’t help but think the space looks
rushed.

Yesterday, Disney California Adventure welcomed San Fransokyo Square, the fictional city inspired by real-life cities Tokyo and San Francisco.

San Fransokyo is the setting for Disney’s Academy Award-winning superhero film, Big Hero 6 (2014), featuring Hiro and Baymax, one of Disney’s most beloved duos.

“Hello, I am Baymax, Your Personal Healthcare Companion!”

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That being said, you’d think that Walt Disney Imagineering put a lot of love and effort into this area, paying attention to every little detail to make guests feel as if they’re really there
But some fans are feeling the exact opposite.

On day one, fans had already begun noticing little details, which all added up to one disappointing image.

READ MORE: Coming Soon: Disney Parks Reveals NEW Details Regarding ‘Big Hero 6’ Area

For one, it seems that enough Big Hero 6 merchandise could be found or even manufactured to take up space in San Fransokyo Square’s shops. As we can see in this social media post, this store is offering lots of Marvel and Spider-Man merchandise.

While the subject matter isn’t too far off, filling San Fransokyo Square with Marvel merchandise seems inappropriate, considering Avengers Campus is in the same theme park.

Up next is the Aunt Cass Cafe, inspired by a restaurant featured in the film, the Lucky Cat Cafe. But fans are convinced that the Lucky Cat Cafe would have been a way better restaurant title than ‘Aunt Cass Cafe.’

Finally, one fan noticed that a decorative turbine is noticeably being held up by steel bars, rather than held down by ropes. Imagine if the floating mountains of Walt Disney World’s Pandora – The World of Avatar were noticeably held up by steel bars.

In short, it ruins the illusion and comes off as rushed and sloppy. Fans are convinced that the Disney Park’s newest addition opened on time, but lacks the creativity and attention to detail that we can usually expect from Disneyland Resort.

Can Anything Be Done?

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Is it too late for Walt Disney Imagineering to fix these nitpicks and inconsistencies? Ironically, it’s too early to tell for now. Stay tuned to Disney Dining for the latest updates on 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.