Banksy’s New Art Exhibition ‘Dismaland’ Is A Depressing Version Of Disneyland

If “Dismaland” sounds like a horror version of Disneyland to you, then you’d be right. The “family theme park unsuited for kids”, is like a bizarro version of the famous Disneyland. Mickey Mouse banned from the premises; the floors are uneven, strobe lights can cause seizures. There’s even a riot van transformed into a water slide!

“I liked the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honor,” said Banksy

Banksy is a well-known street artist from the UK. He is known for his anti-authority attitude, and social issue works. Dismaland is his latest, secret project, established at Weston-super-Mare. It’s the location of the former Tropicana resort.

Dismaland “bemusement park” is a nightmare version of Disneyland or a “family theme park unsuitable for children”


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It’s a secret project by street-artist Bansky, built over the Tropicana swimming pool in the English resort town of Weston-super-Mare


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“I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour” said Banksy


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“I guess you’d say it’s a theme park whose big theme is ‘theme parks should have bigger themes”


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Works by Banksy and over 50 other artists from around the world can be found in the park


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“I banned any imagery of Mickey Mouse from the site,” he said


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“It’s a showcase for the best artists I could imagine”


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Entering the park will force visitors to endure an oppressive screening process


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Exiting “Dismaland” won’t be easy either


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A sketch artist in the park will only sketch the back of your head


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Dismaland “Contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing”


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“The following are strictly prohibited in the Park: spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation”


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The official brochure states, “Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhere cheaper”


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“escapism. Instead of a burger stall, we have a museum.”


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“In place of a gift shop we have a library, well, we have a gift shop as well”


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