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Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony



February 14, 2006

Groundbreaking for Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Held

URAYASU, CHIBA - Oriental Land Co, Ltd. and Walt Disney Company held groundbreaking ceremonies at the site of the future "Tokyo Disneyland Hotel" to open in FY2008. Photos and captions below courtesy of AP Photo and REUTERS.


2008 hotel groundopening
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Tokyo Disneyland operator Oriental Land Co Chairman Toshio Kagami breaks a pile of soil in a traditional Shinto style groundbreaking ceremony wishing for safety as construction commences on a new Tokyo Disneyland hotel in Urayasu, east of Tokyo February 14, 2006. The hotel, which will house about 700 rooms, is scheduled to open in 2008 next to the amusement park. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)


2008 hotel groundopening
©Reuters

A Japanese Shinto priest throws confetti-like pieces of paper in a Shinto style groundbreaking ceremony wishing for safety as construction commences on a new Tokyo Disneyland hotel in Urayasu, east of Tokyo February 14, 2006. The hotel, which will house about 700 rooms, is scheduled to open in 2008 next to the amusement park. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)


2008 hotel groundopening
©Reuters

Japanese Shinto priests prepare for a purification ritual during a Shinto style groundbreaking ceremony wishing for safety as construction commences on a new Tokyo Disneyland hotel in Urayasu, east of Tokyo February 14, 2006. The hotel, which will house about 700 rooms, is scheduled to open in 2008 next to the amusement park. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)


2008 hotel groundopening
©Reuters

Japanese Shinto priests wave sacred leaves in a purification ritual during a Shinto style groundbreaking ceremony wishing for safety as construction commences on a new Tokyo Disneyland hotel in Urayasu, east of Tokyo February 14, 2006. The hotel, which will house about 700 rooms, is scheduled to open in 2008 next to the amusement park. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)


2008 hotel groundopening
©AP Photo

Mickey Mouse in construction worker's outfit greets the guests during a ceremony to start Tokyo Disneyland Hotel construction at the site in Urayasu near Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. The hotel, the third one run by The Walt Disney Co.'s Japanese amusement park operator Oriental Land Co., will open in 2008 in front of the Tokyo Disneyland Station. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)


2008 hotel groundopening
©AP Photo

Mickey Mouse in construction worker's outfit waves at the guests during a ceremony to start Tokyo Disneyland Hotel construction at the site in Urayasu near Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. The hotel, the third one run by The Walt Disney Co.'s Japanese amusement park operator Oriental Land Co., will open in 2008 in front of the Tokyo Disneyland Station. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)


2008 hotel groundopening
©AP Photo

Mickey Mouse, right, in construction worker's outfit, jumps as he is joined by Donald Duck, center, and Goofy, during a ceremony to start Tokyo Disneyland Hotel construction at the site in Urayasu near Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. The hotel, the third one run by The Walt Disney Co.'s Japanese amusement park operator Oriental Land Co., will open in 2008 in front of the Tokyo Disneyland Station. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)


2008 hotel groundopening
©AP Photo

Mickey Mouse in construction worker clothes and a helmet shows an illustration of Tokyo Disneyland Hotel during a ceremony to start the hotel construction at the site in Urayasu near Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. The hotel, the third one run by The Walt Disney Co.'s Japanese amusement park operator Oriental Land Co., will open in 2008 in front of the Tokyo Disneyland Station. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)


2008 hotel groundopening
©Reuters

Disney character Mickey Mouse, in a work outfit, kicks-off the start of construction for a Tokyo Disneyland hotel in Urayasu, east of Tokyo February 14, 2006. The hotel, which will house about 700 rooms, is scheduled to open in 2008 next to the amusement park. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)


2008 hotel groundopening
©Reuters

Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Chip and Dale wear work outfits as they kick-off the start of construction for a Tokyo Disneyland hotel in Urayasu, east of Tokyo February 14, 2006. The hotel, which will house about 700 rooms, is scheduled to open in 2008 next to the amusement park. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

-- Source: AP Photo, REUTERS

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