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New Disney Park Area Opens Today: Here’s Your Rundown!

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The highly anticipated new section of Disneyland’s California Adventure Park officially opens today! If you’re not already on Disneyland property checking it out, here’s a rundown of the Big Hero 6 (2014) themed San Fransokyo Square!

California Adventure’s Pacific Wharf area got a major makeover in the style of the Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Award-winning animated superhero film. San Fransokyo is the film’s fictional city that combines elements of both real-life cities San Francisco and Tokyo. The vibrant and technologically advanced city now comes to life in Southern California, honoring American and Japanese influences.

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The 54-foot-tall San Fransokyo Gate Bridge welcomes the very first visitors today – here’s what Disneyland has in store for them.

“Epic Encounters” in San FranSokyo Square

Disney California Adventure guests will be able to meet the stars of Big Hero 6“boy genius” Hiro Hamada and the “huggable healthcare robot” Baymax! Meet the pair outside the Hamada Bot Shop, it’s the warehouse where the team builds all that high-tech gear!

Keep your eye out for the heroes’ newest inventions…

“Diverse Dining”

Aunt Cass Café

Named after Hiro and Tadashi’s aunt and legal guardian, Cass, Disneyland offers a version of the “Lucky Cat CafĂ©” she runs in the movie! Disney Park guests can “pop in for soups served in Boudin sourdough bread bowls, Japanese-inspired dishes, and more.”

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Port of San Fransokyo CervecerĂ­a

For refreshing alcoholic beverages, try the San Fransokyo beer garden hosted by Karl Strauss Craft Brewery. “With its proximity to Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill and the diverse nature of this corner of the square, you may see descriptors of the beer in Spanish and Japanese, in addition to English.” Lights, animated neon signs, and papel picado featuring some of San Fransokyo’s characters decorate the area.  Keep your eye out for the “Port of San Fransokyo” waterfront marquee as well!

Rita’s Turbine Blenders

Rita’s is another spot for refreshing drinks where fans can purchase frozen margaritas as well as non-alcoholic versions! This spot was initially known as Rita’s Baja Blenders but got a new name to match San Fransokyo Square’s theme.

Fan favorite spots that remain include the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, and Lucky Fortune Cookery! The Bakery Tour is safe, too!

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Local San Fansokyo Square Shops

San Fransokyo Maker’s Market

Near the Hamada Bot Shop, a new shop offers “unique apparel, homewares, and more” that gives guests a wide selection of Big Hero 6 merchandise and mementos from their trip to Disneyland Resort! The “robot storage cases” and “decommissioned battle bot” atmosphere will totally immerse you!

Collectible Medallions

Look out for the “vending machine dispensing collectible golden medallions featuring Baymax and other iconic images from San Fransokyo.”

Make sure you make a stop at Pan Pacific Pin Traders, too!

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Are you hyped to visit Disney California Adventure Park and explore San Fransokyo Square for yourself? Or are you in mourning for Pacific Wharf? Let’s see if the first-day visitors feel like the new theme park area lives up to the hype it created at the D23 expo last year and all the cool concept art!

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!