Pacific Wharf Disney California Adventure
The Pacific Wharf area is a tribute to California’s fishing industry. The warehouse-like buildings recall Monterey’s cannery row, and the pier is hung with fishing nets and floats. But there’s more likely to be ducks than seagulls floating in the water.
In 2023, this area will undergo a retheming to the Pixar film, Big Hero 6, and transform into San Fransokyo Square. According to Disney, this land will “transport you to the not-too-distant future, in a fictional mash-up of two iconic cities – San Francisco and Tokyo.” In terms of the story of this place, it captures a time when the tech industry began to really emerge but the local fishing trade then fell on hard times. As a result of this change, “entrepreneurs came together to reinvent the seaside canneries into a vibrant, multicultural district of neighborhood restaurants and small businesses where you’ll be able to eat and shop.”
Boudin Bakery Tour – walk-through tour demonstrates the process of baking sourdough bread. Partway through there’s a video hosted by Colin Mochrie and Rosie O’Donnell. There’s also a video kiosk where you can test your knowledge of sourdough bread.
Mariachi Divas – this Grammy Award-winning all-female mariachi group often performs in the Pacific Wharf area.
The bakery tour is self-guided. At the entrance, a cast member distributes small slices of sourdough bread.
The Mariachi Divas will sing a Mexican birthday song to guests celebrating a birthday.
Cocina Cucamonga – Tacos, tamales, and salads.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop – ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes, etc.
Karl Strauss Distribution Co. – Draft beer and pretzels
Lucky Fortune Cookery – Asian rice bowls
Pacific Wharf Cafe – Soups and salads in sourdough bread bowls baked in the Boudin Bakery.
Rita’s Baja Blenders – Frozen margaritas, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop – Ghirardelli chocolate squares, bars and assortments.
Sourdough bread baked in the shape of Mickey’s head is available at the Pacific Wharf Cafe, and sometimes at a cart outside the Cafe. You may also find it at Mortimer’s Market on Buena Vista Street. At certain times of the year you’ll find bread loaves shaped as jack-o-lanterns, turkeys, candy canes, etc.
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