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    Disneyland crews install ‘Big Hero 6’ towers on San Fransokyo bridge — See photos
    • July 5, 2023

    Crews have begun installing the twin towers of San Fransokyo’s Shinto shrine-inspired Golden Gate bridge as Disneyland continues the transformation of the Pacific Wharf dining area into a tribute to the “Big Hero 6” film.

    Photos show the steel framework of the distinctive San Fransokyo Square bridge taking shape at the entrance to the rethemed food court at Disney California Adventure, according to Disney Geek.

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    More views of the ongoing work on San Fransokyo bridge at #DisneyCaliforniaAdventure. #BigHeroSix#dapsmagic

    — Daps Magic (@DAPs_Magic) June 30, 2023

    Disneyland employees signed their names and messages to the steel cross beams before the bridge uprights were installed, according to MousePlanet.

    “This will all be covered when the bridge is eventually painted, but it’s a nice touch,” according to MousePlanet.


    Disneyland employees signed their names and messages to the steel supports of San Fransokyo’s Shinto shrine-inspired bridge at Disney California Adventure. (Courtesy of MousePlanet)

    The bridge spanning the waterway bordering the outdoor dining area at Disney California Adventure is closed while steelworkers add the distinctive Torii Gate Bridge towers depicted in the 2014 Disney animated film. The bridge is expected to reopen in the next few weeks after work is completed.

    San Fransokyo served as the central location in “Big Hero 6,” drawing upon inspirations from both cities to create the fictional metropolis. Walt Disney Imagineering is slowly but steadily turning the Monterey Bay-themed Pacific Wharf food court into an architectural cross between the San Francisco Bay and Tokyo Bay areas.

    Just signed a beam that will be part of the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge

    — Sasaki Time (@SasakiTime) June 27, 2023

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    The “Big Hero 6” Torii Gate Bridge recalls the scaled-down version of the Golden Gate Bridge that once marked DCA’s entryway until an extensive renovation of the park a decade ago.

    Work is expected to continue through mid-August on the transformation of Pacific Wharf into San Fransokyo Square. Big Hero 6-themed menu items will begin rolling into the transformed Pacific Wharf eateries starting in mid-July.

    Visitors will be able to pose for photos in DCA’s San Fransokyo with Baymax and Hiro Hamada and Baymax, the adolescent hero from the film and his inflatable healthcare robot sidekick.

    ​ Orange County Register