fantasyland

noun
fan·ta·sy·land | \ˈfan-tə-sē-ˌland, -zē-\

Definition of fantasyland 

: an imaginary or ideal place or situation

Examples of fantasyland in a Sentence

a lavish resort casino that transports its patrons to fantasyland—at least for a few hours

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For Frishman, the pictures returned from Juno’s mission over Jupiter—showing a fantasyland of jets and tornadoes swirling like cream poured into the solar system’s largest coffee—are a driving influence. Joshua Sokol, WIRED, "Flattened Fluids Help Scientists Understand Oceans and Atmospheres," 7 July 2018 Magical stories don’t always have the perfect ending, maybe in fantasy books but not even in the fantasyland that is Vegas, where the improbable occasionally happens in ways that change lives. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "The expansion Golden Knights' season ended in defeat, but not failure," 8 June 2018 This only shuts out unwelcome truths and aids the state’s residency in fantasyland. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "New York’s Green Energy Roulette," 15 May 2018 Now, the Department of Transportation says New Jersey and New York want a fantasyland funding deal. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "Trump administration uses fuzzy logic to derail $11 billion tunnel plan for New York and New Jersey," 12 Mar. 2018 Whether as Talking Heads bandleader or solo singer, visual artist or author, Byrne not only renders the familiar as bizarre, but also makes work about the familiar becoming bizarre, especially in the fantasyland of America. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "David Byrne Is Back With a Surreal Wakeup Call," 9 Mar. 2018 Similar in spirit to other amusement parks in Southern California, Legoland bills itself as a fun attraction for families, its own fantasyland built of brick and plastic. Longreads, "The Olympian Who Believes He’s Always On TV," 7 Mar. 2018 New/Found Stocked with pristine Chanel heels, Yves Saint Laurent jackets, and Christian Dior sunnies, Richard Wainwright’s boutique is a vintage lover’s fantasyland. Los Angeles Magazine, "3 L.A. Boutiques So Exclusive They’re Practically Invisible," 22 Feb. 2018 But half of America is on a mission to re-create a fantasyland that never was. Michael Harriot, The Root, "America: Wakanda for White People," 22 Feb. 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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