fan·​ta·​sy·​land | \ ˈfan-tə-sē-ˌland How to pronounce fantasyland (audio) , -zē-\

Definition of fantasyland

: an imaginary or ideal place or situation

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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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Its decor aims to mimic a regal fantasyland, and has many accents handpicked from around the world by the owners — like tapestries from Dubai and tile from Europe. Taylor Murphy, House Beautiful, "Rapunzel's Castle Isn't Only in a Fairytale," 22 July 2015 Well, another year, another Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. 2018’s celebration had a constellation theme, and inside Pier 94 on the West Side Highway, guests were transported to an intergalactic fantasyland. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Inside the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Show and After-Party," 9 Nov. 2018 Where to Escape Las Vegas prides itself on being one all-inclusive, escapist fantasyland; whatever happens there isn’t meant to follow you home. Marley Marius, Vogue, "A Guide to Low-Key (But Still Luxe) Las Vegas," 22 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of fantasyland

1967, in the meaning defined above

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