Dismaland: Banksy releases delightfully grim Disney World parody trailer

Dismaland...where dreams don't come true

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Banksy has released a trailer advertising his latest UK show Dismaland, a pop-up “bemusement park” in Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana building.

The advert parodies the Disney World commercials, featuring a family bursting with anticipation to come to “the theme park like none other”.

After entering the park, their “dreams come true”, where they can watch a grim reaper on the dodgem cars, ride a merry go round horse with its skeleton showing and play remote control games with small boats full of migrants.

Works from other artists on show at Dismaland also feature in the trailer, including Bill Barminski’s cardboard security entrance, Dietrich Wegner’s Mushroom Cloud and Jimmy Cauty’s miniature models of urban destruction.

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'Stop what you're doing and come to the happiest place on earth'

Dismaland, which runs until the end of September, is Banksy’s first UK show in six years.

Tickets to the “bemusement park” cost £3 and can be bought at the venue or via the Dismaland website, which has been experiencing apparent technical difficulties.

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'This is a theme park like no other'

In the words of the trailer, what are you waiting for?