More Equipment & Scaffolds Arrive at Pacific Wharf for San Fransokyo Reimagining in Disney California Adventure

Construction work has continued along a drained waterway as crews continue to transform the soon-to-be former Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure into San Fransokyo from “Big Hero 6.”

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Guests walking through Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure have a birds-eye view of the first signs of the reimagining of the Pacific Wharf. The lagoon was drained earlier this month in preparation for the construction.

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Some scaffolding is sitting in the drained lagoon, allowing crews easy access to the work site between the two bridges that connect Pixar Pier and the Pacific Wharf with Paradise Gardens Park. Plenty of equipment can be seen covered in tarps until the construction crews return.

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The first signs of the reimagining of the Pacific Wharf as San Fransokyo really became noticeable last week as construction crews got to work.

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A pile of rebar can be seen on-site, used to reinforce concrete structures. Aluminum appears to be framing off the section below and perhaps helping to secure the framing in place as jersey barriers can be seen sectioning off other dig sections. Underneath the tarp, supports are used for stabilization near digging zones.

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The Pacific Wharf lagoon typically serves as an overflow, particularly when Grizzly River Run is drained for maintenance. The ride’s regularly scheduled annual refurbishment happens to be underway at the same time as the San Fransokyo construction, allowing for crews to handle both projects simultaneously. 

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Right now, the small mini-land of restaurants at Disney California Adventure is largely known as a San Francisco-themed food court. Options in the land include Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, Lucky Fortune Cookery, Pacific Wharf Cafe, Rita’s Baja Blenders, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, and Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. When the construction is complete, the new version of the land will be reimagined to San Fransokyo from “Big Hero 6″ and include a Baymax meet-and-greet, food, and more.

Are you excited to see this area transform into San Fransokyo? Let us know in the comments below!

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