Someone Take Me To Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park!

Banksy has put together this “dystopian tourist attraction” featuring art from a long list of famous artists (including his, of course). I love Banky’s work (you can read my review of Exit Through The Gift Shop HERE). I did a “Banksy tour” of London years ago to see some of his most famous street art and I WANT TO GO TO DISMALAND!!!!

There’s a very good article about the whole thing at This Is Colossal so take a look at that link if you’re at all interested & live anywhere near Weston-Super-Mare. There’s loads of info, a video & lots of photos.

It’s very likely that reading that article will be your only way of experiencing Dismaland. So far, demand is very high and there are long queues to get in as the official website is experiencing problems and people have been unable to buy tickets. Ha! Rumor has it that even that is all part of the Dismaland experience. How very Banksy! I love it! So I’m extremely unlikely to experience Dismaland first-hand as I live nowhere near there (plus I can’t imagine Disney letting this stay open for long!!!) but just knowing of its existence puts a smile on my face. Which is kind of missing the point. Or is it?! Who knows. Gotta love art! πŸ™‚

32 thoughts on “Someone Take Me To Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park!

  1. I’m so with you. I want to go to here SO SO badly!!! I had the Disney convo with a friend when I posted about this on Facebook – it might be okay for a few reasons: 1) I have to assume Banksy’s manager, etc. at the least checked laws to see how to skirt the issue if not outright avoid it 2) it could very well fall under parody law and 3) it’s art and not an amusement park. Here’s hoping anyway. πŸ˜‰ Incredibly jealous of everyone in that area right now though, lol.

    • I know – isn’t this great?! I want to go sooo badly too but, with there being no guarantee of getting in, it really is too far to travel (plus, you certainly can’t bring a kid… Do you know about the Cinderella bit? Lol!). I do hope you’re right & they manage to keep it open for a while. It’s possible. Plus then maybe I’d get a chance to go. πŸ™‚

  2. Huh, I’d just assumed this was in London and moved on. Which I think goes to show where the vast majority of arts/culture events in the UK get centred, for good or ill.

    Don’t know if that information really affects my chances of trying to visit it, but I still wanted to register my surprise!

    • Banksy likes to do things around where he grew up. πŸ™‚ Liverpool is also quite artistic! Now I wish I lived closer to Weston-Super-Mare as I REALLY want to see this! πŸ™‚

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