Remote “workcations” have grown popular during the pandemic. Now Yomiuriland, a Japanese theme park, is inviting you to work from atop a ferris wheel.
Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The remote “workcation” trend has grown popular during the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas, for instance, has been trying to convince workers to set up shop there.Â But would you everÂ want to workÂ atop a ferris wheel?
The theme park’s new “Amusement Workation”Â program, starting Oct. 15,Â lets guests rent a poolside workstation atÂ the theme park, where they’ll have WiFi and power outlets.Â Â Â They alsoÂ get a 1-hour ticket for the theme park’s ferris wheel, which is good for up to four lapsÂ andÂ includes Wi-Fi.Â And while you may not be able to work from theÂ ferris wheel for very long, you are practically guaranteed to have the best Zoom background out of any meeting participant.Â
The fee for one person isÂ about $18 on weekdays and $19 on weekends.Â If two people sign up, the priceÂ is $34 regardless of which day it is. Keep in mind that there is fee for a Wi-Fi and power.Â
After work is done, guests can then enjoy the rest of the theme park with their families starting at 4 p.m..Â
But remember: There’s no screaming allowed on the rides. Japanese theme parks have temporarily banned vocal reactions out of concern that screaming can produce droplets, which could spread the coronavirus.
Japanese theme parks developed the rule, so they could reopen with precautions after closing during the pandemic.Â The Wall Street JournalÂ reported earlier this summer thatÂ theme park visitors are having a hard time following it.Â
While Japanese parks are using clever gimmicks to lure guests back, some U.S. parks remain closed nearly seven months after the pandemic began.Â
Disneyland and other large theme parks in the Golden State won’t be reopening anytime soon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.
In fact, he said the state “is in no hurry in putting out guidelines” â the rules that theme parks would need to operate safely â as the COVID-19 pandemicÂ continues to rage. His grim pronouncement marked a turnabout from last month, when Newsom said he expected the guidelines to be issuedÂ “very, very shortly”Â as the state negotiated with the theme park industry.
Newsom’s latest declaration comes as a blow to Disneyland and to the city of Anaheim, eastÂ of Los Angeles, where what is normally the Happiest Place on Earth is the largest employer.Â
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