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Banksy's New Pop-Up Exhibition - Dismaland

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The graffiti artist's show, called 'Dismaland', a sinister twist on the Disneyland theme park with a remarkably similar branded logo, was revealed to 1,000 lucky locals. Residents, within a limited postcode, queued for more than half a mile, in a bid to exchange a voucher, printed in the local paper, for one of the golden tickets. The doors will open to the rest of the public today (Sat) though tickets for the sessions proved difficult to buy yesterday (Fri) due to the large amount of traffic to the website. A fire-ravaged Disney-style castle will be the star attraction of the secret exhibition as well as a Punch and Judy style exhibition with references to Jimmy Savile. The attraction, which will remain open for five weeks, also includes a cinema, circus tent and amusement arcade - all with unique twists. The impressive stunt has been created at Tropicana - a former lido - in the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare near Bristol, which Banksy regularly visited as a child. Speaking prior to the opening of the park, Banksy said: "I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour. "I hope everyone from Weston will take the opportunity to once more stand in a puddle of murky water eating cold chips to the sound of crying children." The exhibition includes 10 never-before-seen pieces from Banksy himself, all along thought-provoking themes and displaying his trademark controversial edge. Amongst the attractions at the park are "Mini Gulf", a crazy golf course made from the hockey pitch from the posh Cheltenham Ladies college.

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