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“Dismaland,” Banksy’s Answer to Disneyland, Rumored to Open This Weekend

Rumor has it that Banksy’s spooky theme park Dismaland may finally be available for viewing this weekend, following closely on the heels of Disney’s D23 Expo this past weekend, at which Disney hyped their upcoming capitalist enterprises (e.g. Star Wars Land).

Pictures and video of the super-grim world of Dismaland, which is undergoing development in Somerset, England, have begun to pop up online via both media sources and Banksy fans. The video above displays a creepy castle, a rearing horse sculpture made of metal scaffolding, and an S-shaped aluminum tanker outfitted to look like a dislodged World Train ride. This video makes it look like Dismaland may be more of a massive art installation than a theme park with actual rides that you might want to get on, but regardless, it’ll make for some stunning pictures once these set-pieces have been completed.

Anybody planning a UK trip this summer?

(via The Daily Beast)

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