Big Hero 6 land nears debut at Disney California Adventure

June 22, 2023, 1:40 PM · The first phase of San Fransokyo Square will open at Disney California Adventure next month, as the transformation of the current Pacific Wharf area continues.

Disneyland announced today that the new Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería will open in mid-July, on the north side of Cocina Cucamonga. Lucky Fortune Cookery also will switch to its new San Fransokyo menu at the same time. Over the following month, the remaining locations in Pacific Wharf will switch to their new San Fransokyo themes, with the conversion scheduled to be complete by mid-August.

Those changes will include the renaming of the current Pacific Wharf Cafe to Aunt Cass Café, named for Hiro's aunt in "Big Hero 6," the 2014 Disney Animation movie based on the Marvel Comics team.

Aunt Cass Café
Concept art courtesy Disney

Rita's Baja Blenders will become Rita's Turbine Blenders, which now is "owned and named after the repair technician who maintains the floating wind turbine, resembling a giant koi fish, that sits atop the structure," according to Disney's new backstory for the margarita stand.

Rita's Turbine Blenders

On the south side of the area, Hiro and Baymax will greet fans outside the Hamada Bot Shop, which will be next to San Fransokyo Maker's Market, a new merchandise location decorated with decommissioned battle bots, including Hiro's Megabot.

San Fransokyo Maker's Market

Disney hasn't yet revealed details on the new menus that will be coming to San Fransokyo's food and beverage locations, except to note that the will reflect the expected mix of California and Japanese influences. Stay tuned for more details.

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Replies (6)

June 22, 2023 at 2:19 PM

It’s like a dingy Minions Land but without attractions to support it.

June 22, 2023 at 2:20 PM

Waiting on the menu, haha! Pacific Wharf was always my go to spot for quick eats in DCA. Curious to see how the new menu stacks up with the previous.

June 23, 2023 at 12:52 PM

They'lll have The Big Hero 6 Burger with 6 delicious toppings ( the same burger they sell everywhere)
Then serve a side of Hiro fries with a yummy wasabi sauce. That'll do it.

June 22, 2023 at 10:36 PM

NGL, I actually would dig into a cup of wasabi mayo for fries.

June 23, 2023 at 8:13 AM

Maybe there will be some sort of bizarre cioppino / ramen bowl offered as a proper fusion of authentic eats

June 23, 2023 at 8:59 AM

Is it just me, or is it strange to go through all of this trouble to retheme this land, and have a merchandise location that still looks temporary with items displayed in trunks and travel cases?

The more Disney talks and shows images of this retheme, the more it looks like a bargain bin version of Pixar Pier, which itself was a cheap reskinning. I know there's limited potential in an area that was more or less an afterthought of the original DCA design (really just a World Showcase-like area for adults to chill), but if you're going to do a renovation, at least do it to the same standard that has been established elsewhere around the park.

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