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All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure — Now Open!

by Mommy Frog on August 31, 2023 5 Los Angeles

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Since the first time we saw "Big Hero 6," we’ve wanted to bury ourselves in a squishy Baymax hug and visit the fictional city of San Fransokyo. That dream became a reality, as of Aug. 31, 2023, as the Pacific Wharf area of Disney California Adventure has transformed into San Fransokyo Square. It’s a visual East meets West mash-up of both cities, and it provides dining and shopping locations inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning film. Plus, Baymax and pals are there for hugs and photos! Here’s everything you need to know about the new San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure.

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - New design of exterior

Overview of San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure

San Fransokyo Square Public Works Department has transformed Pacific Wharf into San Fransokyo Square, a shopping and dining area of Disney California Adventure. The city stems from the alternate version of San Francisco in "Big Hero 6!", containing a fusion of culture from San Francisco and Tokyo.

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - san fransokyo bridge

The new area even has a very special and frogciting backstory! As the technology industry began to emerge and the local fishing trade fell on hard times, entrepreneurs came together to reinvent seaside canneries into a vibrant, multicultural district of neighborhood restaurants and small businesses. Here, visitors can eat and shop to their heart's content. You can even smell the aroma of Asian-American foods simmering!

Where Is San Fransokyo?

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure-Baymax sipper and bridgeYou can find San Fransokyo Square between Cars Land and Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort. An iconic bridge, which mashes San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge style with Asian architecture, welcomes you in from the obelisk at Paradise Gardens Park near the base of the pier. As you enter the square, you’ll see the floating wind turbine above an old fishing net tannery, powering the district from high in the sky.

When Did It Open?

San Fransokyo Square officially opened with Aunt Cass Café, merch and characters on Aug. 31, 2023. But new food items arrived on a rolling basis from mid-July through mid-August. (Check out the new menus below.)

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Restrooms

Throughout the transformation, we spotted changes being made every time we visited, including new artwork appearing throughout the area. So far, our favorite is the redesign outside the restrooms! There are so many new details and signs in the area.

Now, you'll see locations across the area — from the Cappuccino Cart outside the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge to The Bakery Tour — decked out in street art and colorful banners to celebrate the Big Hero 6 team's victory over Yokai.

Characters in San Fransokyo

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At the south end of San Fransokyo Square, you can meet Hiro, Baymax and friends from "Big Hero 6!" outside of the Hamada Bot Shop. That's where the Big Hero 6 team builds their hi-tech gear. Keep an eye out for some of their upcoming inventions. They greet guests as of Aug. 31, 2023. Be aware that lines can get long, especially as they are new. You might get Baymax, Hiro or both at the same time if you are really lucky.

Meeting Baymax is so fun. He may offer health assessments and advice. You can give him hugs and fist bumps (ba-la-la-la-la). Toadally cute! See if you can catch him blink. (Wanna know where else you can meet characters at Disneyland? Hop here!)

Dining in San Fransokyo

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Baymax Macaron

Disney kicked it out of the park with all the new food items. We love everything we tried and would get them all again.

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Clam chowder in sourdough bowlFor the most part, we can still order our yummy favorites — including soups in sourdough bread bowls, ice cream sundaes, delicious Mexican fare, Asian dishes and more — in addition to new San Fransokyo foods and flavors themed after the "Big Hero 6!" characters. One new location, next to Cocina Cucamonga, is the Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería. It’s inspired by its three cultural influences with signage in English, Japanese and Spanish. Enjoy a cold one outside in a fun and inviting beer garden.

San Fransokyo Square is home to three quick-service restaurants and a few beverage, dessert and snack locations. They have been rolling out new menu items over the summer. Some of our favorite foods at Disney California Adventure, such as the fresh sourdough bread (especially as a bowl for soup) and quesabirria tacos, are in this area. Keep an eye out for the new Baymax sipper and a Baymax macaron!

Lucky Fortune Cookery

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Beef bulgogi burrito

We got to try most of the new foods at Lucky Fortune and we were pretty happy with them, especially the Yaki Udon dishes and the Karaage-inspired Crispy Chicken Sandwich. The many fresh vegetables in the Yaki Udon dishes made this mama's heart so hoppy. We will definitely be getting them again. We also love some returning foods (such as the beef bulgogi burrito and the pork wonton nachos).

The Birria Ramen is very flavorful and also a bit spicy. The soup is piping hot, so it would be perfect on a colder day versus the heat of summer when we tried it. But we highly recommend this dish too! The Strawberry Lychee Cocktail is sweet and refreshing.

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Birria Ramen and Strawberry drink

Food

  • (New) Karaage-inspired Crispy Chicken Sandwich with slaw and Togarashi mayonnaise on a potato bun served with garlic chips
  • (New) Beef Birria Ramen with consomé served with house-made birria, soft-boiled egg, Monterey Jack, cilantro, roasted corn, onions and radish.
  • (New) Yaki Udon with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, roasted red peppers, bok choy, and dark soy and hoisin sauces (plant-based) — We love all the veggies!
  • (New) Yaki Udon with Karaage-inspired Chicken with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, roasted red peppers, bok choy, and dark soy and hoisin sauces
  • (New) Baymax Macaron filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread and buttercream
  • Pork Wonton Nachos: Hoisin-glazed pork, cheese sauce, spicy aïoli, pickled cabbage, jalapeños and toasted sesame seeds
  • Teriyaki Chicken with sautéed vegetables and steamed rice
  • Beef Bulgogi Burrito with seasoned rice, cabbage slaw and garlic chips
  • Pot Stickers: Crispy vegetable and chicken pot stickers

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Food at Lucky Fortune

Kids Meals

  • Teriyaki Chicken with sautéed vegetables and steamed rice
  • Chicken and Rice with vegetables and steamed rice (Disney Check Meal)
  • (New) Yaki Udon with mushrooms, sugar snap peas, bok choy, dark soy sauce and hoisin sauce (plant-based)

Beverages

  • (New) Lychee Tea: Gold Peak Unsweetened Black Tea and premium lychee syrup with lychee coconut jelly (nonalcoholic)
  • Thai Tea with sea salt cream and brown sugar boba (nonalcoholic)
  • Hot Green Tea (nonalcoholic)
  • Bottle Logic Hanamachi: Japanese Rice Lager
  • (New) Strawberry Lychee Cocktail: Vodka, lychee liqueur, premium strawberry syrup and fresh lemon juice with sliced strawberry garnish
  • (New) Baymax Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at the time of purchase (limit two per person, per transaction)

Cocina Cucamonga 

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square - Quesabirria tacos

How is nobody talking about the new San Fransokyo-style Street Corn? OMG! So good! A bit messy (so grab extra napkins) but 10/10! We also tried the new Melon Cocktail. It's a great choice for tequila lovers.

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Street corn and melon drink

Food

  • (New) San Fransokyo-style Street Corn with Togarashi mayonnaise, queso fresco, furikake and bonito flakes served with wheat chicharrones
  • QuesaBirria Street-style Tacos: Braised beef and cheese tacos with tomatillo salsa and consomé
  • Carne Asada Street-style Tacos: Citrus-marinated grilled steak tacos with crushed avocados and fuego salsa
  • Al Pastor Street-style Tacos: Pineapple-achiote marinated pork tacos with crushed avocados and jalapeño-garlic salsa
  • Pollo Asado Street-style Tacos: Achiote-marinated grilled chicken tacos with crushed avocados and fuego salsa
  • Tacos Dorados de Papa: Crispy potato tacos topped with cabbage slaw, crema and tomatillo salsa (plant-based)
  • Frijoles Charros: Chorizo and bacon stewed pinto beans
  • Lime-Cilantro Rice

Kids Meals

  • Carne Asada Taco
  • Pollo Asado Taco

Beverages

  • Horchata Agua Fresca: House-made rice and cinnamon beverage (nonalcoholic)
  • (New) Melon Cocktail: Tequila, melon liqueur, fresh lemon juice and orgeat topped with a cherry
  • Lime Margarita
  • Bootlegger’s Cocina Cuca-Mango: Mango-flavored Hazy IPA
  • Modelo Especial
  • Citrus Michelada with Bootlegger’s IPA
  • Citrus Michelada with Modelo Especial
  • (New) Baymax Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at the time of purchase (limit two per person, per transaction)

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Strawberry Margarita(New!) Rita’s Turbine Blenders (replaced Rita's Baja Blenders) 

This refreshment stand serves margaritas and icy non-alcoholic beverages. It is owned and named after the repair technician who maintains the floating wind turbine, which resembles a giant koi fish, that sits atop the structure.

Beverages

  • (New) Rita’s Lemon-Lime Margarita with strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick
  • (New) Rita’s Grand Lemon-Lime Margarita with a splash of liqueur and strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick
  • (New) Rita’s Strawberry Margarita with strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick
  • (New) Rita’s Grand Strawberry Margarita with a splash of liqueur and strawberry cream-covered cocoa biscuit stick
  • (New) Turbine Twirler with choice of frozen wild cherry, frozen lemon-lime, frozen strawberry or frozen blue raspberry slushy topped with peach gummy rings (nonalcoholic)

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Nonalcoholic frozen drinks from Rita's

(New!) Aunt Cass Café (replaced Pacific Wharf Café)

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - CurryThis bakery café, operated by Hiro’s aunt, serves Japanese-inspired cuisine, soups in freshly-baked Boudin sourdough bread bowls and more. Look for the mural of Aunt Cass’ lucky pet cat, Mochi outside. Note the pink umbrellas and pink accents.

 

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Shrimp sandwichFood

  • (New) Curry Beef: Beef, carrots, potatoes, and onions cooked in classic curry topped with rice, pickled ginger and green onions served in a Boudin sourdough bread bowl (This has a spicy kick.)
  • (New) San Fransokyo Clam Chowder: Creamy clam chowder with bacon, potatoes and a hint of white miso served in a Boudin sourdough bread bowl
  • Mac and Cheese
  • (New) Soba Noodle Salad with tofu, cabbage, edamame, carrots, roasted corn, scallions and cilantro topped with crispy shallots and sesame ginger dressing (plant-based)

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Tofu and shrimp salad

  • (New) Chilled Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad with tofu, cabbage, edamame, carrots, roasted corn, scallions and cilantro topped with crispy shallots and sesame ginger dressing
  • (New) Japanese-style Fluffy Cheesecake (was not yet available opening day).
  • (New) Shrimp Katsu Sandwich: Panko-breaded shrimp patty on a potato bun with cabbage slaw, spicy mayo and katsu sauce served with garlic chips
  • Turkey Pesto Club: Roasted turkey breast, pesto aїoli, havarti, bacon, arugula and tomato on herb focaccia served with potato chips
  • (New) Steamed Rice
  • Boudin Sourdough Loaf, Round or Baguette (plant-based)

Kids Meals

  • Turkey Sandwich (Disney Check Meal)
  • Mac and Cheese

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Lemon drink and Soju

Beverage

  • (New) Honey Lemon-Ade: Minute Maid Lemonade Zero Sugar and yuzu purée with passion fruit and strawberry popping spheres (nonalcoholic)
  • (New) Specialty Caramel Cream Cold Brew: Joffrey’s Coffee Caramel Mudslide Cold Brew topped with house-made sea salt caramel whipped cream (nonalcoholic)
  • (New) Peach Soju Citrus Cocktail: Citrus beverage with peach-flavored soju
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company, 805
  • (New) Baymax Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at the time of purchase (limit two per person, per transaction)

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - cold brew

(New!) Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería (open now and mobile order available)

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Cerveceria

The Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. beer cart is closed. Instead, visitors can now visit the Cervecería for their brews.

Food

(New) Garlic Pinwheel Chips Mix

Beverage

  • (New) Karl Strauss Brewing Company Endless Summer Hard Seltzer: Mandarin Orange & Dragon Fruit
  • (New) Karl Strauss Brewing Company Moment of Zen: Japanese Rice Lager
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company Follow the Sun Blonde Ale
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company Windansea Wheat Ale
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company Red Trolley Ale
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company Boat Shoes Hazy IPA
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company Aurora Hoppyalis IPA

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Indulge in some delicious ice cream sundaes, cones, shakes and hot drinks at this San Francisco favorite. Expect new menu items to appear. Pay attention to the updated mural behind the counter.

Bakery Tour (free snack)

In the Bakery Tour, hosted by Boudin Bakery, you can pick up a free sample of fresh sourdough bread and learn how it's made.

Boudin Bread Cart

All About San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure - Baymax Sourdough

You can purchase Baymax and seasonal sourdough characters, as well as the Baymax sipper. You can get a discount on the bread ($10.99 per Baymax loaf) but not the sipper, which is $19.79.

Shopping in San Fransokyo

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Along with the reimagining of the space, new shopping opportunities are here!

Near the Baymax and Hiro meet and greet area you can find some new shopping. The San Fransokyo Maker’s Market is located near the Hamada Bot Shop. It's a storefront selling unique apparel, homewares and more merchandise featuring Baymax and friends. You'll find shelves sitting on robot storage cases and some decommissioned battle bots on display. Look at the rafters to spot Hiro’s Megabot (the local battle bot champion, BTW). You can purchase shirts, hats, dog clothes, plushes, keychains, magnets, decor and more specialty merchandise here!

Guests can also purchase four collectible golden medallions from a special vending machine in San Fransokyo Square. These coins feature designs of Baymax and other iconic images from San Fransokyo.

Events in San Fransokyo Square

What We Know About San Fransokyo Square - Food from Lunar New Year

One of the popular annual events at Disney California Adventure is the Lunar New Year celebration. It takes place annually from late January to mid-February. San Fransokyo Square will serve as a central hub for this yearly event! We cannot wait to see how frogtastically decorated this area will be.

Are you excited to visit San Fransokyo Square in Disney California Adventure? Be sure to keep hopping back as more details are released. You can save on multi-day Disneyland Resort tickets through Undercover Tourist.

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Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Aug 31, 2023 at 3:25 p.m. A Gelmers Says...

Don’t forget your chop sticks!

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Aug 14, 2023 at 2:27 p.m. Diane Says...

I booked last year for my 60th birthday on August 27th, my last day is August 29th, regretting not going a couple of days later instead.

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Aug 14, 2023 at 4:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Aw man! Maybe Baymax will be ready for a hug for 61 or 62? Happy birthday!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2023 at 4:38 p.m. Sue Says...

Yay! We'll be in DCA either 8/30 or 8/31.

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Jul 18, 2023 at 12:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Woohoo! Have a great time, Sue!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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