Artist Banksy’s “bemusement park” Dismaland, which opened last week, now has a trailer—and it’s as morbid and snarky as you’d expect.
The trailer starts off with the typical idyllic family: a quaint brick house, yard, and a four person family sitting down to a cozy breakfast. But a voiceover asks, “Is there something missing in your life?”
Next thing we know, said family packs into a van and heads to Dismaland, described by the voiceover as “the happiest place on Earth”—a riff on Disneyland’s famous catch phrase.
The rest of the family’s trip is a comic failure, as they meander through a seemingly empty park crammed with Banksy’s signature spin on art. None of the park employees seem particularly happy, and that’s the joy of it: For a place “where all your dreams come true,” Banksy has combined sharp political commentary on everything from feminism to Europe’s migrant crisis.
Dismaland will run for the next five weeks.
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