fan·​ta·​sy·​land ˈfan-tə-sē-ˌland How to pronounce fantasyland (audio)
: 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
Recent Examples on the Web The past decade’s been something of a fantasyland where asset prices flew unmoored to fundamentals and the government could seemingly spread largesse without inflicting significant pain. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 The space is inside the popular Carriage Hills Plaza (also known as Foodtown), a strip-mall fantasyland of Asian cuisine. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 30 Sep. 2022 Too much tutting, and a show set in a fantasyland starts to look like a recycled concert routine. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 23 June 2023 Nantucket has always been part fantasyland, part economic miracle. William Cohan, Town & Country, 7 June 2023 Borrowing from the advertising style seen in magazines like Life, Look and Collier’s in the 1930s and ’40s, Mr. McCall depicted a luminous fantasyland filled with airplanes, cars and luxury liners of his own creation. William Grimes, New York Times, 5 May 2023 Of course, that’s fantasyland. Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2023 Float off into the ether of your beautiful fantasyland happiness and just leave me alone, please. Lia Beck, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2023 David and Howard began their strange odyssey as real-life cowboys caught in fantasyland, staying in an old mansion near the Hollywood Bowl, sharing space with a memorable magician-entertainer named Gallagher, who would write skits for Stafford’s hit TV show. Michael Kosser, Variety, 3 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fantasyland was in 1967

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“Fantasyland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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