Acclaimed British street artist Banksy has opened a visitor attraction in the British seaside town of Weston-super-Mare that openly mocks conventional theme parks like Disney.
The website for Dismaland states: “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…”
And a warning on the site states: “Contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children, and swearing.
“The following are strictly prohibited in the Park – spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.”
Dismaland will be open for just five weeks and costs £3 to enter.
Among the attractions are a Jimmy Savile-themed Punch and Judy show, an ‘oil caliphate’ crazy golf course, and a model boat pond featuring vessels packed with asylum seekers.
Workers at the theme park wear pink hi-vis jackets, with some adding Mickey Mouse ears, and greet visitors with glum faces and meaningless platitudes.
The attraction features a number of direct references to Disney, including the central castle that is in a state of ruin and a piece featuring Cinderella’s carriage involved in a crash and surrounded by paparazzi.