Need More Workspace Privacy? Well, There’s the Ferris Wheel (WSJ)

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Recently, I came across an article in the WSJ about an amusement park taking an interesting approach to dealing with COVID. While COVID is not as bad in Japan as it is in the US, people are still going out less and trying to stay at home whenever possible. This has meant a decline in attendance at entertainment places such as amusement parks.

Yomiuriland is an amusement park in Japan, and they have begun to come up with creative new ideas to help people escape reality for a day. One of their ideas is to allow people to rent out an “office space” at Yomiuriland for $18/day. This allows workers to change the scenery they work at, and not always have to work at home or in your traditional office.

One special perk of renting out the Yomiuriland “office space” is that you get an hour on the Ferris wheel. While on it, they give you a Wifi hotspot, as well as a battery pack that you can do work on. For one hour, you can take a ride on the Ferris wheel and conduct business in one of the gondolas. I think this sounds like such a cool idea, and is a great way to increase attendance during this difficult time period.

While these types of ideas will not single-handedly bring everyone back to amusement parks, every little thing you can do to increase revenue helps nowadays. They are able to make $18/day off of business people who would likely never come to the park otherwise, so I think it is a small win for Yomiuriland runnig this promotion!

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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