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There have been strange goings on in Weston-super-Mare this week. A giant stallion made of scaffolding poles reared its head, a grim, gray fantasy castle popped up and a twisted truck sculpture rolled in to town.
Banksy has been secretly assembling his own Disneyland-inspired creation in this West Country seaside town, and it's not exactly the happiest place on Earth.
Dismaland, which opens to the public Saturday and sits on the 2.5 acre site of the Tropicana lido, is the shadowy artist's first "bemusement park," and it's packed full of subversive artworks.
This is Banksy's first major show in the UK since his Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition in 2009, which saw dozens of works of art put on display and hundreds of thousands of visitors in attendance.
The artist described the work as "a festival of art, amusements, and entry level anarchism," in a press statement handed out to journalists.
"This is an art show for the 99% who'd rather be at Alton Towers."
The place is full of traditional funfair attractions, which have been given a satirical twist. A portrait artist will render the exact likeness - of the back of your head. The "crazy gulf" attraction is an "oil caliphate-themed crazy golf course."