The anti-tourist attraction
Britain’s newest tourist attraction opened recently where it is a Bemusement Park called “Dismaland“.
If you’ve not heard of it by now it is a 5 week temporary attraction that was put together by my mate Banksy and features attractions designed by many international artists.
Located at Western Super-mare in a disused outdoor swimming pool previously known as ‘Tropicana’, Dismaland is described by Banksy as “festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism” and is billed as “the UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction”.
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.
Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus—a bemusement park. A theme park who’s big theme is: theme parks should have bigger themes…
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.
Completely unsuitable for you children, What will you get to see here?
Take a look at this Channel 4 Video.
I laughed aloud when I heard that when people try to book on website, it crashes.
Oi Banksy you’re the Top Geezer for doing this. I love it and I owe you a drink.