Graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his most ambitious takedown of modern life and consumer culture yet: Dismaland, a full-scale parody of Disneyland.
Situated in the rundown English seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare, "the U.K.'s most disappointing new visitor attraction!" is the result of a collaboration between Banksy and 50 other like-minded performance artists and installation artists. There are 18 incredibly depressing and unsettling attractions that send up theme park offerings to force patrons to stare at society's ills unblinkingly and just, like, deal with it.
Attendees can visit "Mini Gulf," an oil caliphate-theme miniature golf course made out of an old field hockey field; "Water Cannon Creek," a water slide made out of an armor-plated vehicle once used to quell riots in Northern Ireland; "Guerilla Island" to take a workshop on how to hack billboards; and "The Jeffrey Archer Memorial Pit Fire," in which a large ceremonial fire keeps burning thanks to books written by the area's former member of Parliament who was convicted of perjury in 2001. Run the Jewels is also scheduled to play a show there.
Dismaland, which Banksy calls both a "bemusement park" and a "festival of art, amusements, and entry level anarchism" is open from this weekend until September 27. Unlike the real Disneyland, admission is cheap (£3, or about $5), but like the real Disneyland there will be very long lines to learn about how people are horrible and society is collapsing. But if you've been to the real Disneyland, you already know that.