Disneyland Dismaland. The well known artist, political activist, film director, and painter Banksy has created a wonderfully bleak ‘Bemusement Park’ in the English seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, and named it Dismaland.
The ‘attraction’ is a satirical take on the typical sugary-sweet Disneyland theme parks, combining the very worst attractions and rides with some apalling customer service - a welcome slice of reality.
Here’s the promotional video, to give you a taste of the delights awaiting you:
Dismaland is a fitting compliment to a typical British rainy Summers day out, and in particularly it’s location in Weston-Super-Mare. I have fond (!) memories of visiting there as a child, only to find the sea goes out so far that at low tide it’s an incredibly long-walk to do a bit of paddling - too much for a bemused 5 year old.
Dismaland hosts a ubiquitous dream castle, although it has definitely seen better days, plus around 60 works of art. Tickets cost only £3.00 ($4.50) but are in short supply as the ‘attraction’ only runs for 6 weeks. Apparently some touts are trying to sell them for £600 on eBay, but checks are now being made on ID cards to avoid this, so I’d recommend only buying through official sources.