Banksy Opens Dismaland, the UK’s Most Disappointing New Visitor Attraction

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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…

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

Banksy’s latest project was just unveiled earlier today. Dismaland, an entire amusement park that will be open for five weeks featuring a plethora of critically acclaimed street artists and musical guests.

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

Open everyday from 11am – 11pm and running August 22 – September 27, admission is £3 and free for kids under 5 :) The website’s disclaimer adds:

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

“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.”

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Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

Every Friday night Dismaland will host a concert and on Saturdays, it will feature a top DJ. The park will remain open until 1am.

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Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

Dismaland is located on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare and is accessible by train, bus and road. Marine Parade BS23 1BE.

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

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Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

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Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

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Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

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Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

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Image credits: Christopher Jobson

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Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

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A steward looks on at Banksy’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 5 weeks at the Topicana site. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

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Artworks, sculptures and performers are seen at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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An installation is pictured at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A performer holds a brochure for “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A performer stands at a booth at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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General view at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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General view of “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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People ride a carousel at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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An installation is pictured at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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An installation is pictured at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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An installation is pictured at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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People ride a carousel at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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General view of “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A performer checks a visitor at the entrance to “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A performer stands at a booth in “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A visitor looks through a board at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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An installation at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A general view at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A sign is pictured at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A performer sits in front of signs at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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Sculptures and artpieces are pictured at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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Artworks, sculptures and performers are seen at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A performer is pictured at the entrance to “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A performer holds a bunch of balloons at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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General view at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A sculpture is pictured behind a performer at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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General view at “Dismaland”, a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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