Controversial Street Artist Banksy Has Crafted An Anti-themepark On The English Coast.
His 'bemusement park' Dismaland, which will open to the public in a disused Weston-super-Mare swimming centre on Saturday (22Aug15) features art installations and exhibitions set up to prompt discussion and thought.
Visitors will be able to sail model boats on a pool full of refugees and pose for photographs in Cinderella's Castle against a backdrop of a dead princess in a coach crash, among other odd attractions, while impolite stewards hand out balloons labelled 'I'm an imbecile'.
A post on the place's new website reads: "Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper? Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus."
Banksy, whose identity has never been revealed, calls his new creation "a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism," adding, "It's a showcase for the best line-up of artists I could imagine, apart from the two who turned me down."
Dismaland will stay open until mid-September (15) and Banksy has booked performers, including Russian punk act Pussy Riot and Run The Jewels for Friday night entertainment.