CONTROVERSIAL street-artist Banksy — famous for his politically charged stencilled images around the world — has just opened the Dismaland Bemusement Park, an obvious satirical take on Disneyland. Located in Weston-super-Mare — a seaside resort in Somerset, England — the exhibition features a more cynical look at topical events in recent history using Disney-inspired characters and attractions (like the Princess Diana car crash/ paparazzi storm and the refugee crisis) as well as works contributed by artists that Banksy personally invited. There will also be musical acts performing each Friday.
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by Carlo Alcos Aug 26, 2015
Dismaland will be open for 5 weeks, closing on September 27, 2015 and only 4,000 tickets will be available per day. The website has apparently been crashing a lot due to high ticket demand, and some have even wondered if this was intentional as part of an authentic Dismaland experience (a spokeswoman for Banksy denies this is true).