Do you think that amusement parks aren’t that amusing? Then Banksy’s Dismaland is the place for you. The “family theme park unsuited for children”, is like a bizzaro version of the famous Disneyland. Mickey Mouse is banned from the premises, the floors are uneven, strobe lights can cause seizures… There’s even a riot van turned into a water slide!
Banksy is the famous/notorious street artist from the UK. He’s known for his anti-authority stance and social issue works. Dismaland is his latest, secret project, located at Weston-super-Mare. It’s the location of the former Tropicana resort. “I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honor” said Banksy
Dismaland boasts three large galleries which together comprise the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside town. Jimmy Cauty’s hand crafted model village is a miniature world that will delight and amaze (and potentially cause seizures in persons sensitive to strobe lighting).
Works by Banksy and over 50 other artists from around the world can be found in the park. The official brochure states, “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.”