When San Fransokyo Square opens at Disney California Adventure next month, guests will be able to interact with Hiro and Baymax from “Big Hero 6.” And most importantly, Baymax talks!
Baymax & Hiro
Baymax and Hiro will interact with guests outside the Hamada Bot Shop when San Fransokyo Square opens on August 31.
MousePlanet got to meet the upgraded Baymax ahead of time. They weren’t allowed to take video, but said Hiro has made some significant upgrades to the healthcare companion.
Baymax has met guests at Disney Parks before, including with Hiro at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but has never been able to speak.
San Fransokyo Square
The new land is a reimagining of Pacific Wharf. Pacific Wharf’s primary entrance bridge is currently closed for installation of the torii gate towers, turning it into the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge.
According to Disney, guests will be able to sample new San Fransokyo selections at Lucky Fortune Cookery starting in mid-July. The Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería will also officially open. In the weeks following, more dining options and shopping opportunities will become available.
Locations from the Cappuccino Cart to The Bakery Tour will also be decked out in street art and colorful banners celebrating the “Big Hero 6” team.
Near the Hamada Bot Shop will be the San Fransokyo Maker’s Market, a storefront stocked with unique apparel, homewares, and more featuring Baymax and friends. As seen in the concept art above, the market’s shelves are situated on robot storage cases, with decommissioned battle bots on display. Hiro’s Megabot will be in the rafters above.
Across from the Maker’s Market, vending machines will have golden medallions featuring Baymax and other San Fransokyo images.
Dining options will include current Pacific Wharf venues and new options inspired by Asian cuisine and “Big Hero 6.”
Pacific Wharf Café will become Aunt Cass Café, the second bakery café operated by Hiro’s aunt. It will serve soups in freshly-baked Boudin sourdough bread bowls and more inspired by Japanese cuisine. On the outside of this quick service restaurant, you’ll find a mural of Aunt Cass’ lucky pet cat, Mochi.
An old fishing net tannery across from the café is being converted to Rita’s Turbine Blenders, a giant drink dispenser offering margaritas and icy beverages. This refreshment stand is owned by and named after the repair technician who maintains the floating wind turbine, resembling a giant koi fish, that sits atop the structure.
New menu items will also be available at Cocina Cucamonga and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. Disney will release an official food guide for San Fransokyo Square soon.
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