The coronavirus pandemic has thrown out the idea that you have to be in an office to get work done.
While many of us have been working from not-so-great work-from-home setups in sofas and on kitchen tables, others have taken advantage of the opportunity to work remotely by ditching their usual dwellings and going on working staycations.
But perhaps we should try going further afield.
A Japanese theme park offers the chance to WFFW… that’s work from ferris wheel, obviously.
Yomiuriland, in Japan, has launched the ‘Amusement Workcation’ package, which gives people access to the park’s rides, amenities, and wifi, for around £15 a day.
Is that a touch pricier than just going to your local cafe and buying multiple coffees (especially when you add in the price of flights)? Yes… but you do get the bonus of amusement park rides while you work.
The package even includes one hour working inside the ferris wheel, which now has wifi throughout.
We do wonder how being on said rides would impact your productivity, mind you. Typing into Excel is tricky when you’re on a rickety rollercoaster.
If you do have the same concerns, it’s worth knowing that the package also allows you to set up by the pool in dedicated ‘work booth’ stations, which have chairs, tables, and power sockets for keeping your phone and laptop charged.
So perhaps you could just enjoy the rides on your lunch break.
Attractions include a roller coaster, go-karts, a botanical garden, and a haunted house, so you have plenty to choose from.
And once you’re done with work for the day you could pop to the nearby hot spring, Oka No Yu.
If you like the idea of a workcation but don’t fancy an amusement park, it’s worth noting that Yomiruiland isn’t the only spot encouraging people to work from its location.
A resort in the Maldives is marketing a similar workation package, while Barbados is removing certain sanctions so it’s easier for tourists to stay for prolonged periods and work remotely while they’re there.
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