23 Excited, Baffled, And Unimpressed Reactions To Bansky’s Dismaland

Last week Banksy announced he was opening a “bemusement” park called “Dismaland” in Weston-super-Mare.

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Online users were quick to notice similarities between Dismaland and fictional theme parks.

Jenny
@coffee_jen

“Dismaland – Bansky, 2015”

05:25 PM – 22 Aug 2015
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Multiple fictional theme parks.

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And teenagers’ art projects.

Gabby Noone
@twelveoclocke

lmao banksy ripped off the senior art project of this boy i knew who always brought an acoustic guitar to parties without permission

05:49 AM – 21 Aug 2015
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Maybe he’s just bitter.

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People speculated about how Banksy came up with the name.

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Daniel Sandison
@DanielSandison

Banksy is so, so edgy, u guyz. Dismaland. Like Disneyland, but Dismal.
He’s so smart.

01:30 AM – 21 Aug 2015
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There were questions about the ticket prices.

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And whether tickets are even really needed.

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What qualifications you need to work there.

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What even happens at the park.

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Molly Lambert
@mollylambert

Banksy’s fake Disneyland is just a Dumbo ride full of Ben Afflecks

03:59 AM – 24 Aug 2015
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Mike Tunison
@xmasape

[Goes to Banksy’s bemusement park]
Me: Can I have an ice cream?
Volunteer: Don’t you mean a “real eyes realize real lies” cream?
Me: No

01:40 PM – 21 Aug 2015
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And possible ideas for future exhibits.

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Cullen Crawford
@HelloCullen

Banksy do not do it! Do not replace Mickey Mouse’s ears with anarchy symbols! My son is crying!

03:00 PM – 23 Aug 2015
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Joe Fourhman
@fourhman

Banksy has revealed his Mario Maker level and it will make you think.

03:46 AM – 26 Aug 2015
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One thing was certain: Everybody really loves the dodgem Grim Reaper.

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Look at him go.

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