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Banksy's 'Dismaland' theme park

#1  Postby Mike_L » Aug 21, 2015 1:56 pm

Banksy's Disney inspired theme park will give you nightmares
2015-08-21

Graffiti artist Banksy announced the opening of a dystopian theme park in a British seaside town on Thursday, featuring boats filled with migrants and an anarchist training camp.
The "Dismaland" theme park is located in a derelict outdoor swimming pool centre in Weston-super-Mare, a coastal town near Bristol in the west of England.
Visitors will be greeted by a burned-out version of the famous Disneyland castle, and a dead Cinderella hanging out of her crashed pumpkin carriage surrounded by paparazzi.
It features a riot van built to patrol the streets of Northern Ireland, altered to boast a brightly-coloured slide alongside its water cannon.
In one fairground game, visitors can steer miniature boats full of asylum seekers around a pond.
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#2  Postby Mike_L » Aug 21, 2015 2:08 pm

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#3  Postby Briton » Aug 21, 2015 2:17 pm

How imaginative. No really.
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#4  Postby Mike_L » Aug 22, 2015 8:58 am

Better than the original!

The remote-control model boats at Disney World ('Shrunken Ned's Junior Adventure Boats')...

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...don't even have little human figures in them.

Whereas Banksy's refugee boats do...!

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#5  Postby Alan B » Aug 22, 2015 9:44 am

I was in Weston-Super-Mare this Tuesday. Didn't see any 'This Way' signs anywhere. Didn't even know it existed until this thread.
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#6  Postby Ironclad » Aug 22, 2015 4:47 pm

Just a few miles from me, I might go! Had a thought, they could combine the Migrant remote controlled boats with the Tin Can Alley.. ;)
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#7  Postby don't get me started » Aug 25, 2015 1:20 pm

If you can't make it to Weston Supermare, I'd recommend this book:

'You are awful but I like you' by Tim Moore.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/You-Are-Awful-But-Like-ebook/dp/B0064BWEB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440507918&sr=8-1&keywords=You+are+awful+but+I+like+you+Tim+Moore

The author goes in search of the crap, the decrepit, the shambolic, the dreary and depressing in a winter tour around Britain. And finds it.
He stays in the worst hotels, eats the most atrocious local cuisine, and drives the worst car he can...an Austin Maestro whose engine sounds 'like a skeleton having a wank in a biscuit tin.'

One ex-pat reviewer said that when he read it he wasn't sure whether to return home immediately or burn his passport.

Absolutely hilarious reading.
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#8  Postby Mike_L » Aug 26, 2015 9:07 am

don't get me started wrote:If you can't make it to Weston Supermare, I'd recommend this book:

'You are awful but I like you' by Tim Moore.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/You-Are-Awful-But-Like-ebook/dp/B0064BWEB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440507918&sr=8-1&keywords=You+are+awful+but+I+like+you+Tim+Moore

The author goes in search of the crap, the decrepit, the shambolic, the dreary and depressing in a winter tour around Britain. And finds it.
He stays in the worst hotels, eats the most atrocious local cuisine, and drives the worst car he can...an Austin Maestro whose engine sounds 'like a skeleton having a wank in a biscuit tin.'

One ex-pat reviewer said that when he read it he wasn't sure whether to return home immediately or burn his passport.

Absolutely hilarious reading.

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#9  Postby chairman bill » Aug 26, 2015 10:09 am

here in Wales (I'm at work in Cardiff), they're wondering what all the fuss is about; Barry Island has been providing the Dismaland experience for years.
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#10  Postby Mike_L » Aug 26, 2015 6:24 pm

The official promotional video... :mrgreen:



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#11  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Aug 26, 2015 6:28 pm

The happiest crappiest place on Earth
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