Dismaland

Most probably you have already heard about Banksy’s “Dismaland”; often described as the “bemusement park” or the “nightmare version of Disneyland”.
The “bemusement park” was designed as a secret project by the street art legend Banksy in the UK. It is located in the abandoned Tropicana swimming resort in Weston-super-Mare. “Dismaland” features theme-park attractions with a dark twist, along with work by Banksy and more than 50 other artists from around the world. “Dismaland” admission costs £3 and will run only for 5 weeks from 22nd August to 27th September 2015.

~ Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal (thisiscolossal.com) ~

~ Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal (thisiscolossal.com) ~

If you are not convinced yet, here is the describtion from the official brochure:

“Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhere cheaper. Then this is the place for you—a chaotic new world where you can escape from mindless escapism. Instead of a burger stall, we have a museum. In place of a gift shop we have a library, well, we have a gift shop as well…This event contains adult themes, distressing imagery, extended use of strobe lighting, smoke effects and swearing. The following items are strictly prohibited: knives, spraycans, illegal drugs, and lawyers from the Walt Disney corporation.”

If you consider visiting “Dismaland”, visit the official website to book your tickets (at the moment are all tickets up until 7th September sold out!).

As mentioned, the theme park is open everyday from 22nd August – 27th September 2015, 11am – 11pm.

Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed “Dismaland”, or if it is just exaggerated by the media and not really worth seeing.


Have a nice day!