Back in August, Banksy announced plans to open his elaborate dystopian take on Disneyland, "Dismaland." After a highly successful 5-week run, the park's website revealed last night that it has officially closed its doors to be dismantled and moved to Calais, France. But, it won't be open to the public.
The statement on the site reads, "Coming soon… Dismaland Calais. All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters. No online tickets will be available.”
Calais is home to almost 5,000 Syrian, Libyan and Eritrean refugees who will soon be able to seek shelter in the festivals' building materials.
Shortly after the elaborate bemusement park opened its doors in the UK resort town of Weston-super-Mare, over six million hopeful attendees crashed the site wanting to get a ticket. While it was open the exhibit attracted over 4,000 people a day, reports The Guardian.
The disassembly is expected to take three weeks.