Yomiuriland Japanese Theme Park Lets You Work Together From Tokyo Ferris Wheel


(CNN) – Yomiuriland, a theme park in the western suburbs of Tokyo, gets creative during the tourism industry’s tailspin by selling day passes to people looking for a more interesting place to work to work remotely.

The “Amusement Workation” package is available from October 15 at the park. For the price of 1,900 yen ($ 18) for one person and 3,600 yen ($ 34) for a pair, customers can set up in a poolside “work stand” with table, chairs (of the variety office and terrace), Wi-Fi and sockets.

If that’s not enough, the package includes the ability to spend up to an hour working remotely from inside the Ferris wheel, which is also equipped with Wi-Fi.

And when the workday is over, workers can check out all the other attractions inside the park, including the laser tag, a botanical garden, a haunted house, Go-Karts, and a roller coaster called Bandit. (They will, however, have to pay an additional fee.)

The Yomiuriland Ferris Wheel will soon be open to teleworkers looking for a change of scenery.

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One thing to keep in mind: As part of their hygiene measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, theme parks across Japan have asked their guests not to scream during spooky rides.

The East and West Japan Theme Park Associations, a group of theme park operators who oversee attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Tokyo Disneyland, have advised guests to keep their masks on and ” cry out in their hearts ”instead.

Yomiuriland’s package does not insist that customers wear masks, but they would be strongly advised to do so.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused many destinations around the world, especially those with economies heavily dependent on tourist money, to find other ways to attract visitors.

Several Caribbean islands, including Antigua, Barbados, and Aruba, allow travelers to enter on extended visas if they are working remotely.

And for the remote worker with it all, a resort in the Maldives offers a $ 23,250 package that includes a dedicated personal assistant, free laundry services, and unlimited food and drink – for just one week. .

Unlike these seaside sites, Yomiuriland will only be able to sell these day passes to Japanese residents until the country opens up to tourism.

Yoko Wakatsuki de CNN a contribué au reportage.


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