World-renowned graffiti artist Bansky finally unveiled his latest project, a haunted "anti-theme park" called Dismaland. Dismaland features work by Banksy as well as 60 other artists. The anti-theme park stands on the grounds of the Tropicana swimming pool in the English resort town of Weston-super-Mare, reports Time.
The artist describes the show as a "family theme park unsuitable for children."
Dismaland is Banksy's own take on Disneyland and the world's first "bemusement park," according to the BBC. While the graffiti artist is renowned for his street art, he says that Dismaland is an open-air performance that requires audience participation via photos and social interactions. "A dead princess is only complete when surrounded by gawping crowds with their cameras out or the opportunity to photograph yourself pulling an amazed expression when a killer whale leaps from a toilet," Banksy said.
The show is his first in the UK since 2009's Banksy v. Bristol Museum show, which drew huge crowds. Banksy is showing 10 new pieces of work at the site including The Weston, Worle and Somerset. Dismaland includes a contemporary art gallery, a gothic sculpture park, a mini-golf course, Cinderella's castle and puppets, according to Dismalands website.
Dismaland opens today to residents of Weston and tickets go on sale for the general public starting Saturday. The show runs through Sept. 27.