Rumor has it that Banksy is opening a mock Disney park this week

Rumor has it that Banksy is opening a mock Disney park this week
via Twitter

The Interwebs are atwitter today with rumors that renegade artist Banksy is opening a nightmarish theme park called Dismaland in a British seaside town called Weston-super-Mare. The Guardian reports that the park, which is thought to be a pop-up exhibit that takes aim at Disney, is expected to open as early as Friday, Aug. 21. 

People have been posting photos to Instagram and Twitter of the park, which Vice blog the Creators Project says includes a warped gas truck, a wire horse and a run-down version of Cinderella's castle. According to the Guardian, security guards are telling people that a production company called Grey Fox Productions is filming a crime thriller at the site, but "there is no sign of film crew, cameras or runners."

Here's what the scene is looking like, according to various social media posts from fascinated gawkers: 


You know who. Photo by #awesomepix.com

A photo posted by Clay Rochemont (@hxfour) on

















Scroll to read more Arts Stories + Interviews articles
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.