It was shown on the original sketch plans that they were planning to build a park-like area just inside the entrance and a statue of a younger Walt and Mickey in the same pose would be place there. That might have changed now with all the other stuff they plan for that area. I hope they do this though. It would be nice touch.
We were sent over there with the message that only we would defend Disney quality.. We learnt quickly that the Japanese culture speaks to a level of quality that is hard to comprehend. They were all unbelievably skilled and willing to do the right thing.
Craig Russell -Walt Disney Imagineering
I'm sorry to derail your conversation, but will the AUA facade end up looking like this?
No, it's a little different. The center arch is bigger and flatter. There's only one tower on the left and in has a rectangular roof with curved edges rather then the dome. Also, the overall style and detailing is a little different. I'm sure someone can post the picture that is more accurate to what they're building.