PHOTOS: Torii Gate Bridge Adds More Decor, Aunt Cass Cafe and More Signage Goes Up for San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure

Justin Giglio

PHOTOS: Torii Gate Bridge Adds More Decor, Aunt Cass Cafe and More Signage Goes Up for San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure

San Fransokyo Square is set to open at the end of the month on August 31, and work is progressing on both the Torii Gate Bridge and the rest of the square.

Torii Gate Bridge Closer to Final Form

Pacific Wharf’s primary entrance bridge is currently closed for installation of the Torii gate towers, as it is transformed into the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge.

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While more “international orange” decorative paneling was added to the bridge supports last week, we finally have a look at the first horizontal beam of the Torii Gate Bridge towers.

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You can see that the horizontal paneling is quite complete as there are openings on either side, presumably to allow workers to secure the beam to the vertical supports.

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San Fransokyo Square Signage Added

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Over at Rita’s Turbine Blenders, more art and fictional advertisements have been added to the building exterior, with an official sign with the shop name surrounded by a yellow frame and several turbines.

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More signage like the “Watt are you waiting for?” seen below has also been added. Once open, guests will be able to “chill with frosty margaritas—or one of our frozen nonalcoholic concoctions.”

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Signage for Aunt Cass Cafe has been added but currently remains covered.

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In “Big Hero 6,” Cass is Hiro’s aunt and the owner of the Lucky Cat Cafe.

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You can take a look at the concept art for Aunt Cass Cafe below to get an idea of what the area will look like once complete. Guests will be able to “pop in for soups served in Boudin sourdough bread bowls, Japanese-inspired dishes and more.”

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Signage for the San Fransokyo Makers Market has also been erected behind these construction walls.

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Concept art for the San Fransokyo Makers Market can be seen below. Here guests can “bring home the memories with a fun memento of your visit to San Fransokyo Square!”

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What element of San Fransokyo Square are you most excited to see completed? Let us know in the comments below.

San Fransokyo Square Details

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Pacific Wharf’s primary entrance bridge is currently closed for installation of the Torii gate towers, turning it into the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge.

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.

Guests will be able to interact with Hiro and Baymax outside the Hamada Bot Shop.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

Are you excited to visit San Fransokyo Square? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Justin Giglio

    Justin has been visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort since he was 2 years old. He considers Powerline to be the songbird of his generation. Contact Justin at justin@wdwnt.com