You are a kid. Which of these would you prefer to hear?
- “We’re going to Six Flags for our vacation this year?”
- “We are going to the park for our vacation this year. They have such a lovely sandbox.”
So why the heck do we think sandbox is a positive term anyways? Kids play in sandboxes. There is nothing to do in them except move sand around, unless you bring your own toys. No kid I know would pass over a trip to any amusement park over playing in one. Seriously, what adult plays in sandboxes? Even the beach has a purpose and the ocean.
It’s odd that sandbox is supposed to be an original, free-flowing experience, and themepark is often described as dull, linear, and changeless. If anything IRL its the opposite way around.