Disney has announced that Pacific Wharf will be reimagined as San Fransokyo from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Big Hero 6.” The newly reimagined land at Disney California Adventure will feature a place to meet Baymax as well as new spots to eat and shop.
This announcement was made during the “A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products” presentation at D23 Expo 2022. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared the news and concept art, while providing no other details at this time.
In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Pacific Wharf is essentially the food court at DCA. There isn’t really any space for it to expand, as it’s abutted by Cars Land on one side, the parade route on the other, and the bridge to Pixar Pier. Our expectation is thus that this is a relatively small-scale addition.
Still, Pacific Wharf is nothing special, and any changes to this area will likely be enhancements. We doubt this will be a Pixar Pier situation where the end result is a lateral move–or worse. Making this only one IP will likely make the end result more focused and better.
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