Opening Timeframe Revealed For Massive Disneyland Overhaul

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A massive new project will be opening very soon at the Disneyland Resort! Check out when to expect it here at Inside the Magic!

Star Wars-themed lights projected onto "it's a small world" in Disneyland.
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We now have an official timeframe for Disneyland’s exciting new project. San Fransokyo will officially replace Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure in the summer of 2023! This overhaul will bring in characters and theming based on the Disney film Big Hero 6 which first released all the way back in 2014.

This was revealed by reporter Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) mere moments ago on Twitter:

NEW: San Fransokyo Square will officially open at Disney California Adventure Park this summer. Pacific Wharf’s transformation to a new area inspired by Big Hero 6 was first announced at D23 Expo last year.

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We first learned about this transformation of Disneyland’s Pacific Warf at last year’s D23 Expo. The Disneyland Resort houses both the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adveture Park as well as Downtown Disney.

At D23 Expo in September 2022, the Chairman of Disney Parks & Resorts, Josh D’Amaro, revealed that Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure would soon transform into San Fransokyo from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 (2014). While many Baymax fans were delighted, some Disney Park aficionados were sad to see another original Imagineer-themed area replaced by an Intellectual Property (IP). Despite this, Inside the Magic could not be more excited for it to finally make its way to the Disneyland Resort.

2023 will mark a massive year for Disney in general, with The Walt Disney Company celebrating 100 years of magic. During this anniversary, the Disney Parks will welcome several new experiences. At the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open at the revamped Mickey’s Toontown. The Walt Disney World Resort will welcome a new ride as well, with TRON Lihtcycle/RUN set to open this April at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom right next to Space Mountain.

In addition, Disney Parks worldwide will be home to various homages, exclusive decorations, new entertainment offerings, and so much more!

Stay tuned here at Inside the Magic for more details!

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