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20th Aug 2015

Welcome to Dismaland, Banksy’s new ‘theme park’…


Welcome to Dismaland, the latest creation by brilliant street artist Banksy.

The anonymous Graffitier (is that a word?) describes his new “bemusement park” as “a family theme park unsuitable for small children”.

Located in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, it’s an homage to Disney (if you hadn’t already guessed) with these images shared on Thursday…

The park will feature installations from 58 artists – including Damien Hirst – who have all been chosen by Banksy.

With attendants wearing hi-viz jackets, Mickey Mouse ears, and the sourest of faces, Dismaland also features a gift shop selling tools for would-be vandals to follow Banksy’s inspiration.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: A steward looks on at Bansky's 'Dismaland' exhibition which opens tomorrow at a derelict seafront lido on August 20, 2015 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. The show is Bansky s first in the UK since the Banksy v Bristol Museum show in 2009 and will be open for 6 weeks at the Topicana site. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

The exhibit-cum-theme park will run until September 27. There are 4,000 tickets available each day, costing only £3 each.